John Zaleski, PhD, on Medical Device Connectivity at HIMSS15
John Zaleski, Ph.D., CAP, CPHIMS Chief Analytics Officer for Bernoulli discusses the contents of his new book on medical device connectivity, Connected Medical Devices: Integrating Patient Care Data in Healthcare Systems.
He briefly discusses the importance of maintaining devices which fluently communicate between each other and allows a smooth mapping technology based standard. The importance of which ultimately affects the patient care and patient safety. The problems encountered, as Dr Zaleski describes, are vast in breadth and scope, are a result because manufacturers of medical device equipment far too often develop to standards or specs of their own, which may be not completely compatible with other similarly used devices by other manufacturers. The result being an intermediary device is needed to provide or bridge that gap of understanding.
A common standard among medical device manufacturers to the highest degree and commonality is needed to reduce problems in patient care, reduce cost overrun, and increase the generalities in efficiently performing devices.