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IHE/HISA workshop @ HIC 16
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With increasing adoption of EMR in hospitals, and emerging home care strategies, this half day, pre-HIC 2016 workshop explored integration of medical and home care/ devices with the electronic medical record and other IT systems. IHE is an international healthcare integration standards organisation working with key players such as HL7, DICOM, IEEE and healthcare professional organisations to put standard systems into practice. The IHE Patient Care Device (PCD) domain was formed in 2005 to address the integration of medical devices into the healthcare enterprise.

Hospitals need to consider how to move integration of vital signs from the ICU to ED and the wards, along with connection with therapeutic devices such as infusion pumps and emerging integrated e-medication management.


The workshop will include how to view and use the new sources of information. The initial step defines the business and architectural “problem space” and explores standards and non-standard based solutions.

The monitors and medical equipment purchased today have long lifespans and will need to connect to tomorrows EHRs - thinking standards could be a smart choice.
Home care devices support tele-health, through to post hospital care and the long term monitoring and support of the elderly and chronically unwell. An we see a new generation of m-connected devices – what is going to be their place and integration strategy.



Topics to be considered include:
  • Introduction to patient care devices: Introduction to Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise and interoperability standards;
  • EMR integration scenarios:
    • Home care and hospital in the home – device integration
    • Therapeutic device integration
    • Core standards for communication
    • Data, and physical device connections
    • Role of middleware or integration vendors
    • Finding lost machines – location services
    • Managing machine fleets: ISO 80001 – Integration of medical devices into IT networks
    • Security of medical device integration
    • ISO 82304 – Safety of healthcare software;
  • Implementation strategy – moving beyond the ICU.

IHE working with core machine communication standards organisations has developed a set of Integration profiles covering the core integration scenarios.
Vendors of EMR, middleware and medical device products will be invited to demonstrate standards based and proprietary solutions to medical device integration

Who should attend; EMR, middleware and medical device vendors, hospital information systems and medical engineering professionals, CIOs, clinical informaticians, health system architects, physicians, nurses, aged care facilities, home health services.

IHE gratefully acknowledges the support and sponsorship of: Telstra Emerging Systems, BD