Friday, April 22, 2011

Medical device communications standard to be updated and enhanced by IEEE

PISCATAWAY, USA: IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board has approved projects for the revision of two health informatics standards to reflect advances and changes in the technologies that implement point-to-point medical device communication.

IEEE P11073-10101 – Standard for ISO/ 11073-10101:2004, Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Nomenclature – serves as the data dictionary for present a future medical device data communications. Its revision is part of an ongoing periodic process to keep the user community abreast of new terms and to establish a common usage and meaning for those terms.

The revision will bring the standard up to date with the definitional gaps identified in the IHE Patient Care Devices Rosetta Terminology Mapping project, 11073 Personal Health Device term definitions, and coordination with groups with similar interests.

IEEE P11073-10101 places its emphasis primarily on acute care medical devices and patient vital signs information. The nomenclature also supports an object-oriented information model for medical device communication.

IEEE P11073-20101 – Standard for ISO/11073-20101:2004, Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Application profile - Base standard – establishes a base for services and protocols involved in information exchange under the ISO/IEEE 11073 standards for medical device communications (MDC).

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