July 2013 - Subcontract awarded from DocBox
to support continued development of an ICE platform for FDA approval, including alpha-testing in the MGH critical care environment in concert with the Critical Care Center Informatics initiative
March 2013 - MD PnP collaborated with DocBox, Inc. on a technology demonstration in the ONC area of the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS
, New Orleans. Click here
for a description of the demonstration, with photos and videos.
September 2012 - Recommendations from mHealth Task Force: Accelerating the adoption and use of mobile healthcare technologies
Earlier this year, the FCC convened a summit
with industry leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate the adoption and use of mobile health care technologies. Since then, participants have formed the “mHealth Task Force” to develop recommendations for industry and government action to harness the potential of mobile devices to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
held a panel discussion about the FCC mHealth Task Force, their findings and recommendations. The Task Force, led by Co-chairs Julian Goldman, Robert Jarrin and Douglas Trauner detailed the work performed by the Task Force to identify barriers and opportunities related to mobile health, wireless health and e-Care technologies.
See photos from the panel discussion
, read the FCC press release
, and mHealth Task Force recommendations
August 2012 - HHS releases Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.
In this Final Rule, HHS reasserted the use of accurate time and date stamping of EHR data:
(g) “Synchronized clocks. The date and time recorded utilize a system clock that has been synchronized following (RFC 1305) Network TimeProtocol, (incorporated by reference in § 170.299) or (RFC 5905) Network Time Protocol Version 4, (incorporated by reference in § 170.299).”
For convenience, we compiled several of the 45 CFR 170 references to synchronized clocks in this document
June 2012 - Dr. Goldman presents at AAMI Clinical Engineering Symposium:
Clinical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Management's Impact on Clinical Outcomes (presented by ACCE
), "Physician's Perspective on Past, Present, and Future CE/HTM Impact from Vision to Implementation
October 2008 - Scientific Exhibit at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting on "MD FIRE" - Medical Device Free Interoperability Requirements for the Enterprise
ASA Scientific Exhibit handout
More information and the complete document are available at MD FIRE
Sen. Kennedy wrote "I congratulate Dr. Goldman and the entire Plug-and-Play team for their outstanding contributions to operating room safety, and for providing another example of the importance of the partnership approach to research and development that CIMIT collaborators have pioneered."
October 2007 - American Society of Anesthesiologists honors MD PnP Scientific Exhibit award for First Place
Exhibit Title: Improving the Safety of PCA Opioid Infusions by Integrating Patient Monitors and Infusion Pumps
Presenters: Julian M Goldman, MD, Michael W Jopling, MD, Frank J Overdyk, MD, Sandy Weininger, PhD, David Arney, PhD, Insup Lee, PhD, Susan F Whitehead, BS, Philippe-Antoine Cortes, ME, Shankar Krishnan, PhD
In addition to a demonstration, four posters were displayed.
See the story in ASA Newsletter V72 January 2008
Download poster 1
, poster 2
, poster 3
, and poster 4
In the ASA exhibit we demonstrated that medical device interoperability standards and technology could be used to integrate monitors and PCA pumps to reduce the risks of respiratory complications from postoperative opioids. The prototype system used SpO2 and respiratory rate to detect the onset of respiratory depression, automatically stop the PCA basal infusion, lock out bolus administration, and activate the nurse call system. This approach supports the APSF recommendations to reduce the risks of respiratory complications from postoperative opioids (as described in the Winter 2006/2007 APSF Newsletter).
The exhibit also emphasized that the use of more that one type of monitor (“orthogonal measurements”) to assess respiratory function (for example, pulse oximetry and capnography), may increase the reliability of problem detection (achieving high sensitivity) while reducing false alarms (achieving high specificity).
September 2007 - Video uploaded from the June 2007 Joint Workshop
on High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, & Systems (HCMDSS) and Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability
February 2007 - HIMSS MD PnP Exhibit
Clinical use case demonstrations by our lab and by University of New Hampshire
October 2006 - "Medical Device Interoperability for Improving Safety and Efficiency" panel at American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting
Topics and speakers:
- Session overview and introductions (Julian Goldman, MD/MD PnP Program)
- Welcome: Committee on EMIT focus on interoperability (Keith Ruskin, MD/Chair ASA Committee on Electronic Media and IT)
- Can interoperability support improvements in patient safety? (Jeff Cooper, PhD/Co-Founder Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation)
- Recent advances in achieving interoperability: the MD PnP Program (Goldman)
- What Interoperability Means for Anesthesiologists: A view from The Hill (Bill Horton, MD/ASA Congressional Fellow)
- What drives the adoption of New Technology? (Donald Martin, MD/Chair ASA Committee on Equipment and Facilities)
- Using Interoperability to Support Clinical Requirements (Sandy Weininger, PhD/FDA)
Full session details can be downloaded here
October 2006 - American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2006
Scientific Exhibit #S01: Medical Device Plug-and-Play Connectivity
conveyed the safety improvements that are achievable through medical device interoperability and demonstrated one of the clinical scenarios (or “use cases”) collected at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia 2005 meeting session on interoperability: The connection of a portable x-ray machine and anesthesia ventilator to synchronize the x-ray exposure with the desired phase of respiration.
ASA 2006 booklet describing the content of the ASA exhibit, including reproductions of all posters may be downloaded in 3 PDF files:
MDPnP Booklet February 2007 p1-21.pdf
MDPnP Booklet February 2007 p22.pdf
MDPnP Booklet February 2007 p23-29.pdf
July 2006 - 10th Global Harmonization Task Force, Lubeck, Germany
J.-Uwe Meyer and Julian Goldman
May 24, 2006 - The MD PnP Lab opens!