Shorts: Standards; Masimo; CIMIT's ICE

By Brian Dolan
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PC standards for medicine: Dana Blankenhorn suggests the medical community accesses PC standards to drive innovation: "Medical device makers are tiptoeing toward wireless, but they insist on using frequencies dedicated to their devices. As hospital use of WiFi increases they want devices in nearby frequency bands, like cell phones, banned." Blankenhorn charts the industry's stumbling blocks for adopting standards and concludes with a call to action. More

Masimo's SafetyNet RPM: Medgadget reports on the relaunch of Masimo's SafetyNet remote monitoring system, which can provide continuous pulse oximetry readings from up to eighty patients on four separate hospital floors. The offering seeks to decrease respiratory-related adverse events in high-risk patients, like post-surgical patients on the general care floor, patients with obstructive sleep apnea, and those who are on narcotic analgesics. More

CIMIT's Integrated Clinical Environment: Technology Review reports on the new standards for the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) written by a research group facilitated by the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). ICE is mostly a set of high-level design principles. Read on for More