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Medical Device Interoperability - Connected medical devices that share data and interoperability

Medical Device Interoperability

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Driving Medical Device Interoperability in Acute Care

Did you know that up to 75% of medical devices around an ICU bed that could be integrated into hospital information systems are not integrated leading to incomplete records?[1] Also, a majority of 87% of physicians perceive administrative tasks as the main source for the increasing burden of job-related stress.[2] Financially, 35 billion US dollars of economic waste could be saved annually in the US health care system alone by a reduction of adverse events, avoidance of redundant testing, decreased manual documentation and shortening length of stay.[1]

Connected medical devices can process the data to actively impact the delivery of care and are designed to enhance human capabilities in patient care, not to replace them.

Learn more about Medical Device Interoperability

These examples underline the potential of interoperability between connected medical devices being applied in your hospital. Interoperability is the ability to seamlessly, automatically and securely exchange interpretable data between devices and systems within an information technology network in a standardised way without technical restrictions.[3],[4],[5]

Medical device interoperability can help to improve patient safety by reducing medical errors, increasing the efficiency of clinical and administrative processes through automation and remote capabilities while implementing a future-proof infrastructure that is based on open industry standards.


Discover how we can support you to improve patient care by enhancing human capabilities with connected medical devices and system solutions.

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Learn more about how the internet of medical things enables to avoid preventable medical errors and inefficiencies in acute care.

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Our Vision

We envision a Future of Acute Care where Medical Devices are connected as System

A connected future in Acute Care

As Your Specialist in Acute Care we know that connected solutions play a vital role in driving outcomes and increasing the efficiency of patient care. We are envisioning a future of Acute Care where medical devices are connected as systems, interacting with one another enabling new clinical applications in a safe and secure environment.

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Our Areas of Expertise

intensive care unit - patient monitoring

Alarm Management

Reduce the stress and alarm fatigue induced by acoustic alarms while simultaneously increasing the efficiency of clinical processes across stations.

healthcare cybersecurity


Ensure the continuous delivery of care, while protecting assets and sensitive data of hospitals and their patients in sync with regulations.

Hospital Data Analytics Data

Hospital Data Analytics

Manage the cost of care by increasing efficiencies and improve outcomes by enabling data-based decision making.

Medical Device Interoperability

ISO/IEEE 11073 - SDC

Break today’s boundaries of medical device connectivity by the utilization of ISO/IEEE 11073-SDC for secure and dynamic interoperability in acute care environments.

Our Integrated System Offerings


Alarm History Analytics:

The Alarm History Analytics application provides insights on alarms from connected Infinity® patient monitors in an acute care environment and enables to optimize alarm management efficiency.


SmartPilot® View:

SmartPilot® View provides innovative state-of-the-art modelling technology and a comprehensive visualisation concept of complex drug effects to display current and predicted anaesthesia levels.

Get in Touch With Dräger


Draeger Medical Canada Inc.

2425 Skymark Ave, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6

+1 866-343-2273

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  1. West Health institute (2013). The value of medical device interoperability: Improving patient care with more than $30 billion in annual health care savings.
  2. Bodenheimer, T. & Sinsky, C. (2014). From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider. Annals of Family Medicine, 12(6). S.573-576.
  3. Pronovost P.; Johns M. M. E.; Palmer S.; Bono R. C.; Fridsma D. B.; Gettinger A.; Goldman J.; Johnson W.; Karney M.; Samitt C.; Sriram R. D.; Zenooz A. & Wang Y. C. (2018). Procuring Interoperability: Achieving High-Quality, Connected, and Person-Centered Care. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine.
  4. Taylor, K.; Steedman, M.; Sanghera, A. & Thaxter, M. (2018). Medtech and the Internet of Medical Things. How connected medical devices are transforming healthcare. Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions.
  5. Beyerer, J. (2013). visIT Interoperabilität. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer IOSB. 
  6. Sayrafian, K.; Stanford, V. & Garguilo, J. (2011). Medical Device Interoperability.