INTEGRATION SOLUTION FOR THE ACCESS TO HETEROGENEOUS MEDICAL DEVICES - Communication with Healthcare Devices in Intensive Care Units

Susana Martin-Toral, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Javier Perez-Turiel

Abstract

This paper presents a free Critical Care Information System (CCIS) that shows an essential infrastructure for critical care medical and nursing practice. Specifically, a Patient Integral Analysis Aid System (SAIP) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) has been developed to cover the needs discovered in these scenarios. An importart part of this system is related to medical equipment, that offers important information to help in medical diagnosis. ICU patients are usually connected to several of these devices which register their physiological parameters. The integration of these devices, in order to exchange the generated information, is difficult because they are developed by different manufacturers and with different communication protocols and information representations. Due to this, it has been necessary to develop a set of communication drivers for each medical device, according to the current regulations. To reach this objective, the developed drivers have a common interface for the access and collection of medical device data. The main goal of the present paper is to show the work done to obtain a real interoperability among medical devices from different manufacturers and with different communication protocols in ICU services for automatic data collection, storage and retrieval.

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Martin-Toral S., Luis Rodriguez-Gonzalez J. and Perez-Turiel J. (2008). INTEGRATION SOLUTION FOR THE ACCESS TO HETEROGENEOUS MEDICAL DEVICES - Communication with Healthcare Devices in Intensive Care Units . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 247-253. DOI: 10.5220/0001037502470253


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Susana Martin-Toral and Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gonzalez and Javier Perez-Turiel},
title={INTEGRATION SOLUTION FOR THE ACCESS TO HETEROGENEOUS MEDICAL DEVICES - Communication with Healthcare Devices in Intensive Care Units},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={247-253},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001037502470253},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - INTEGRATION SOLUTION FOR THE ACCESS TO HETEROGENEOUS MEDICAL DEVICES - Communication with Healthcare Devices in Intensive Care Units
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Martin-Toral S.
AU - Luis Rodriguez-Gonzalez J.
AU - Perez-Turiel J.
PY - 2008
SP - 247
EP - 253
DO - 10.5220/0001037502470253