is a U01 Project funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health and adopted as an affiliate project of the SHARP program. The goal of the MD SHARP project is to develop a prototype health care intranet for medical device interoperability with improved health outcomes, which includes an open platform and tools to enable clinical application development. Our platform is being designed to be compliant with the ICE standard (Integrated Clinical Environment ASTM F2761
has been built-out with networked point-of-care medical devices, wireless and wired networking equipment, patient simulators, open-source standards-based device and data integration software, clinical data logging systems, and an RTLS system is available to collaborators.
MD PnP SourceForge
public project contains open source code and documentation developed by the Medical Device Plug-and-Play
program and its collaborators. In addition to code
the MD PnP program maintains a continuous integration build of some of its demonstration software that is available for download and can be run on any Windows, Linux, or Macintosh computer. The program also shares physiological data collected from devices in its interoperability lab with the community via SourceForge.
Available artifacts include clinical scenarios
(use cases), implementations of various protocols
used to connect with medical devices in the lab as well as implementations of user interfaces, messaging infrastructure, and data models built in advance of a prototype implementation of the standard for the Integrated Clinical Environment
(ASTM F2761-2009). Collaborators are also using the site to communicate with one another regarding current work. For example, the Device Model Working Group has shared much of its current work on data models on the site. Related work, such as substantial parts of the program's CONNECT 4.0 demonstration
, is also available for download.
We invite your questions and collaboration.
Julian M. Goldman, MD