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The Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" (MD PnP) Interoperability Program is promoting innovation in patient safety and clinical care by leading the adoption of patient-centric integration of medical devices and IT systems in clinical environments.

 

Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" Interoperability Program
working on "safe interoperabilityTM" to improve patient safety

NOTICE: We are hiring engineers. Contact us for more information

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> MD PnP White Paper
> ICE Standard (ASTM F2761)
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> Upcoming Events

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CONTACT INFORMATION

MD PnP Program
65 Landsdowne St., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02139
info@mdpnp.org

Julian M. Goldman, MD
Program Director
jgoldman@mdpnp.org

Diana Lu

Program Manager
dilu@mdpnp.org

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NEWS

11/6/2014 - Demonstration of Ebola response work by MD PnP and collaborators. Press coverage from the Boston Globe and WCBV

9/29-30/2014 -
MD PnP participates in Global City Teams Challenge: SmartAmerica Round 2 at NIST

6/11/2014 - White House hosts SmartAmerica Expo,
MD PnP demonstrates Closed-Loop Healthcare scenario & announces App Challenge 

6/3/2014 - MD PnP & ViTel Net collaborate
to support SmartAmerica Challenge

5/14/2014 - Pre-submission supplement for an Integrated Medical Device System publicly available


3/18-20/2014 - MD PnP Lab hosts a hackathon for the SmartAmerica Challenge group, Closed-Loop Healthcare: From Home to Hospital to Home 

> MORE NEWS
Please join us!

 Lectures & technical discussions with the
MD PnP Team & visiting scholars
from Georgetown University.
Each 25-minute talk will be followed by a ten-minute Q&A.
A light lunch will be served.


Tuesday, December 16th
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Conference Room 103A
Space is limited! Please RSVP to alenco@partners.org by Monday if you plan to attend



 Agenda

12:00 PM

Overview of MGH MD PnP Program

Julian Goldman, M.D., MD PnP Program Director

12:35 PM

In-home Medical Sensing Devices & Architecture Recommendations to Improve Outpatient Management of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

John Steitz, A.B., J.D., Georgetown University Candidate for MTM, December 2014

1:10 PM

Usability of home medical devices for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Kayode Ogunsiakan, B.S.N., R.N., Georgetown University Candidate for MTM, December 2014

1:45 PM

Open Source Interoperability: A Technical Review of OpenICE and DDS

Jeff Peterson, MD PnP Clinical Engineer

2:25 PM

Tour of the MD PnP Lab
































The Problem:
 
How can we better use medical devices to improve the safety of medical care?

Medical devices are essential to the practice of modern medicine. Clinical measurements such as blood pressure and temperature, x-ray and ultrasound imaging, administration of intravenous medications, and support of critical life functions all require medical devices. However, despite our reliance on sophisticated medical equipment, most devices are not designed to interconnect with other devices. Therefore, it is difficult to connect individual devices into integrated medical systems to improve patient care and avoid unnecessary accidents.

The Answer: Facilitate the adoption of open standards and interoperable technologies to integrate clinical environments.
 
OR of the Future at MGHThe Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” (MD PnP) Interoperability Program is accelerating the adoption of medical device interoperability to enable the creation of complete and accurate electronic health records and the cost-effective development of innovative third-party medical “apps” for diagnosis, treatment, research, safety and quality improvements, equipment management, and adverse event detection and reporting when using networked medical devices for clinical care.

Our team is working to develop sharable databases, tools, and applications that will enable a broader community of researchers and manufacturers to implement medical device interoperability. We have taken a multi-faceted approach to reduce key barriers to achieving interoperability, including:
  • Development and support of suitable open standards (e.g. ASTM F2761, Integrated Clinical Environment, or “ICE”)
  • Elicitation, analysis, and modeling of clinical use cases and system engineering requirements for an open architecture instantiation of ICE as a platform and “ecosystem”
  • Alignment of clinical, manufacturer, and FDA regulatory expectations
  • Implementation of prototype use cases in an open “sandbox” environment