Medical Devices Neglected In EHR Chase: Report - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Comments
Medical Devices Neglected In EHR Chase: Report
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
pbug
50%
50%
pbug,
User Rank: Strategist
1/23/2013 | 10:30:10 PM
re: Medical Devices Neglected In EHR Chase: Report
Not only do EHR's need an ability to take in data from devices, some also need an ability to control devices (such as infusion pumps).
AustinIT
50%
50%
AustinIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/23/2013 | 7:45:40 PM
re: Medical Devices Neglected In EHR Chase: Report
Standardization (and standards in general) is THE key to interoperability between devices and systems. The Healthcare industry is severely lacking in this area. The major information repositories are emerging in the form of EHR systems. These have to be able to talk to each other for information to flow. Right now, to a large degree, they don't. HL7 is the current messaging protocol to get data in and out of a given system. And, it takes a custom interface on each endpoint to exchange that data. There has to be a better way or it will be an uphill battle for a long time to come.

Speaking of the FDA - and maybe I'm being a bit harsh here - but they seem to be part of the problem and not of the solution. For instance, we have a software vendor that could not legally run their application (Dicom viewer) on Windows 7 until the FDA approved it for that platform. It took them nine months to finally get there. This is fully three years after Windows 7 hit the market. And, the vendor claims the delay was because of the FDA dragging its feet.

That kind of slow response (no matter who is at fault) precludes anyone from remaining technologically "current"...


How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Annual IT Salary Report 
Base pay for IT professionals has remained flat this year with a median annual salary of $88,000 for staff and $112,000 for management. However, 58% of staff and 62% of managers who responded to our survey say they're satisfied with their compensation. Download this report to find out which positions earn the highest compensation.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll