Interfacing legacy medical devices with health IT systems is time
consuming and tedious. Integrators typically need to build software
layers and hardware devices that translate data communicated on a
medical device's legacy interface (e.g. RS-232) into a format a modern
health IT system can understand and consume. The Open Health Connector
(OHC) is a software framework designed to make integrating new devices
into your health IT ecosystem easier and cheaper. The framework can
run on low power single board computers (such as a rasberry-PI or
beagle board) and simplifies device integration by separating the
development of device drivers from the development of specific health
IT connectors. Due to the OHC architecture, any device that is
compatible with the OHC immediately works with any health IT system
(e.g. EHR, remote monitoring) that is supported by the OHC.
Conversely, any health IT system with an OHC connector can leverage
any device for which an OHC device driver exists.