Data Aggregation Project: Resources

These are resources for Data Aggregation in neurocritical care:

Medical Device Communications

  • IEEE 11073 is the parent of a suite of standards governing medical device communications. The organization has been revising these standards to develop a Service-Oriented Device Connectivity System standard.
  • MDPnP:¬† The Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” Interoperability Program
    is focused on advancing safe and secure interoperability to improve patient care.

Electronic Medical Record Communication

  • HL7: A set of international standards that enables clinical applications to exchange data, similar to TCP, HTTP, etc., but with a focus on applications.  The goal is to reduce the amount of customization required to link systems. 
  • FHIR: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is a standard developed by HL7. It describes data formats and elements and an API for exchanging EHR data. Goal is to allow for interoperability between legacy health care systems and new applications developed to integrate into these existing systems. 

Imaging Communications

  • DICOM: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an interoperability standard that was developed to facilitate the handling, sharing, storage and printing of medical imaging information and allows for the integration of different devices into a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).