Open Medical Device and
The Medical Device Plug and Play Interoperability Program (MD PnP) at Massachusetts General Hospital was asked by federal officials to rapidly identify medical technology-based solutions in support of Ebola care. Over a 20 day period, the MD PnP Program, with support by NIH/NIBIB, convened a group from government, academia and industry to prototype innovative approaches to improve patient care and reduce the risk of healthcare workers’ exposure to Ebola.
Data Integration Platforms
to support the management of Ebola
See our Ebola project as part of the
Global City Teams Challenge June 1
"Remotely Caring for Vulnerable Populations
during a Pandemic; a challenge in 3 phases"
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Slides from June 1 GCTC Podium Presentation
Building on our participation in the NIST SmartAmerica Global City Teams Challenge and in collaboration with several companies, we have developed two use cases to demonstrate potential capabilities to support Ebola care:
The teams used our medical device interoperability lab “test bed” and open platform for medical device and data integration – OpenICE – to rapidly prototype technology solutions during a 3 day hackathon.
- Quarantine: Sensor integration and data acquisition to improve Ebola screening, monitoring and diagnosis in quarantine
- Hospital: Remote control, closed loop control, and remote data access to improve patient care and reduce the exposure of hospital personnel by limiting the number of times caregivers enter the patient environment to change device settings
The demonstrations took place on Thursday, November 6th.
Video summary of Nov 6th 2014 MD PnP Lab demonstrations (6 minutes)
For technical information about OpenICETM please visit OpenICE.info.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (MGH/HMS)
FDA / CDRH
US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Zephyr / Covidien
US DoD / MEDCOM
US DoD / TATRC
Industrial Internet Consortium
Press coverage for MD PnP work on Ebola response
WCBV TV article and video, November 6, 2014
Boston Globe article, Friday, November 7, 2014
Telegram & Gazette, November 8, 2014