Cloud Integration for Medical Devices
Implementing IHE DEV communication protocols inside a medical devices is the most seamless way to deliver easily understood data connectivity. For devices that don’t directly connect a small footprint cloud-managed per device gateway plugged into the medical device data port that translates data output offers the next best solution.
Connect a new device in 5 minutes. Yes, it is possible!
Imagine being able to connect a new anesthesia machine, ventilator or patient monitor to the EMR of your choice in less than 5 minutes. Once you have the first device and interface with the EMR or other clinical application setup, it can be this quick. Here is what it looks like:
Power up the small footprint medical device gateway, such as the InnoVision Medical MGT5
Connect it to the network using RJ45 and Cat6 patch cable
Use your tablet, phone or desktop computer to access the cloud dashboard and claim the device.
Configure the wifi connectivity if desired. Typically, this is as easy as entering or selecting the SSID and the passphrase. Stronger EAP-TLS security is also supported if the Wi-Fi infrastructure supports it.
Select the medical device type in the connector drop down and add it.
Connect the special connectivity cable between the gateway and the medical device.
Wait a few minutes to see all the indicators turn green!
Carefully mount the small footprint gateway where it makes the most sense, gorilla Velcro or other mounts are possible. Use cable clips or ties to cleanly organize wires to a safe location that will not cause disruption.
Success! Your device is integrated.
Initial Setup Phase
The initial setup phase will take the most time, but much less than large infrastructure approaches. Here are the typical steps that precede connecting new medical devices quickly.
Ensure the EMR has an interface setup for the category of data you wish to receive.
Determine if the device will be wireless or wired and ensure the networking team configures the appropriate vendor networks and policies.
Determine patient device association approach. Will location-based association be utilized or will a IHE Point-of-Care Identity Management (PCIM) compliant system be utilized.
Determine the endpoint for which the data should be delivered. Will it be delivered directly to the EMR, clinical application or an interface engine?
Register account(s) in the InnoVision Medical Device Cloud.
Configure the endpoints and filters as necessary for message delivery in the InnoVision Medical Device Cloud.
Set up test interfaces and gateway to validate.
Small footprint medical device gateways allow the ultimate flexibility for medical device connectivity. Devices can connect in any room of the hospital, connectivity travels with the device as the patient moves to another room or diagnostic unit. Connect just the devices you want connected without having to install infrastructure to connect the whole fleet.
Single device gateways allows hospitals to simply and easily get just the connectivity needed without extra effort, expense or infrastructure.