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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.

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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 of a connected future in Acute Care

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

Our Mission: Improving 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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HIMSS 2022

Making the vision tangible: Our Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS 2022

Taking care of isolated patients poses a major challenge in intensive care units. The direct patient care processes are inefficient and healthcare workers are exposed to the risk of infection. Together with Ascom, OR.NET and Epic, we designed a concept of a real-time medical system and  demonstrated how interoperability based on ISO/IEEE 11073 SDC could improve care delivery to infectious patients in the future. Find more information below how the future of ICU patient care in an isolation room could look like.

About HIMSS Interoperability Showcases

Interoperability showcases from the HIMSS are offered as interactive, educational presentations of concepts that “display the exchange, access and use of healthcare data through profiles and standards in real-time.” In a combined effort, various market participants such as medical systems manufacturers, healthcare providers and standards development organizations “demonstrate the power of standards-based healthcare interoperability by showcasing systems exchanging and using data in real-time to improve care, outcomes and experience.” The demonstrated solutions might be prototypes, approved products or a mix of both.


Source: HIMSS (2022). HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Connections That Transform Health. https://www.himss.org/what-we-do-initiatives/himss-interoperability-showcase

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase: ICU Patient Care in an Isolation Room

Watch the HIMSS interoperability showcase

Watch the video to learn how interoperability technology can provide remote access to view parameters and adjust settings thereby increasing efficiency, saving the costs of the PPE, and most importantly increasing the safety of the healthcare workers. 

[disclaimer: The information about the solution in the showcase is preliminary. The solution is under development, is not for clinical use and is not commercially available. Its future availability can not be ensured.]

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‘ICU Patient Care in an Isolation Room’

Read the whitepaper for insights into the potential of medical device interoperability demonstrated in the HIMSS 2022 Interoperability Showcase from Dräger, Ascom, OR.NET and Epic.

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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.

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Cybersecurity

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

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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.

Driving Medical Device Interoperability in Intensive Care

The interoperability between connected medical devices can assist healthcare workers around the world in avoiding preventable medical errors and potentially serious inefficiencies.[6] As Your Specialist in Acute Care we combine solutions, services and expertise to provide integrated systems solutions for the intensive care environment in hospitals. Learn more about our approach for Improving Acute Care with our connected solutions:

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Are you prepared for upcoming challenges in intensive care medicine?

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Can you only access data at the bedside?

Stay up to date on the patient status while protecting staff with Remote Care

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Is patient safety threatened due to the increasing burden of administrative tasks?

Create more time for care thanks to electronic documentation with Data Integration

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Are you managing your alarms correctly?

Reduce stress levels and keep patients safe with Alarm Management strategies

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Are you able to individualize your treatment strategies?

Increase patient safety while streamlining workflows with Assisted Therapies

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Do you know what your therapy devices and patient monitors know?

Leverage the power of data and utilize Hospital Data Analytics for better decision-making

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Are you concerned about unauthorized access to your patient data?

Your Cybersecurity is our priority to keep sensitive data protected

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Do you have transparency on your medical device fleet?

Keep system performance at high levels with Digital Services

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Watch the video and discover how medical systems and IT solutions from Dräger enable you to drive medical device interoperability in your intensive care units.

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Discover how medical systems and IT solutions from Dräger enable you to drive medical device interoperability in your intensive care units.

Driving Medical Device Interoperability in Perioperative Care

We foresee that medical device interoperability will actively enhance human capabilities in the delivery of care. As Your Specialist in Acute Care we combine solutions, services and expertise to provide integrated systems solutions in and around operating rooms. Learn more about our approach for Improving Acute Care with our connected solutions:

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Are you prepared for upcoming challenges in perioperative care medicine?

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Are you making the most out of clinical data in and around the OR?

Make the most out of near real-time data with Assisted Therapies

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Do you want to have more time for your patients instead of administrative tasks?

Electronically export data in an HL7 format to hospital information systems

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Do you want to reduce environmental pollution while saving money at the same time?

Utilize Hospital Data Analytics to reduce your anesthetic gas consumption

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Are you concerned about unauthorized access to your patient data?

Your Cybersecurity is our priority to keep sensitive data protected

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Are you interested in maximizing the uptime of your operating rooms?

Maintain devices and check device status remotely with Connected Maintenance

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Watch the video and discover how medical and IT solutions from Dräger enable you to drive medical device interoperability in your operating rooms.

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Discover how medical systems and IT solutions from Dräger enable you to drive medical device interoperability in your perioperative care units.

Our Integrated System Offerings

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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.

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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.

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Infinity® Acute Care System:

Transform your clinical workflow with Infinity® Acute Care System for a comprehensive range of patient information and powerful analysis tools at the point-of-care.

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Infinity® CentralStation Wide:

View comprehensive real-time and retrospective clinical data from interfaced medical devices on Infinity® CentralStation Wide to make the most effective care decisions for your patients.

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Infinity® M300+:

The Infinity® M300+ provides continuous surveillance of telemetry patients using the hospital’s WiFi network. Receive visible and audible alarms to alert you to changes in your patient’s condition while supporting patient mobility.

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Perseus® A500:

Outstanding ventilator technology meets the latest approaches to ergonomics and system integration in one innovative anaesthesia machine to streamline your anaesthesia workflow.

Draeger Zeus Anaesthesia Machine

Zeus® Infinity® Empowered:

Zeus combines the complete spectrum of ventilation therapy with unparalleled monitoring, automation, workflow and information management technology with our advanced anaesthesia machine.

Evita V500

Evita® Infinity® V500:

Master the challenges of today’s intensive care environment with the Evita Infinity V500 ventilation system.

Pulmovista

PulmoVista® 500:

Put the power of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to work for you and your patients. With the PulmoVista 500, you can visualise regional air distribution within the lungs - non-invasive, in real time and directly at bedside.

Get in Touch With Dräger

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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.
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