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The Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" (MD PnP) Interoperability Program is promoting innovation in patient safety and clinical care by leading the adoption of secure patient-centric integration of medical devices and IT systems in clinical environments.


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MD PnP Program
65 Landsdowne St., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA  02139

Julian M. Goldman, MD
Program Director

Dave Arney

Lead Engineer

Drayton Freeman
Program Assistant

Interface to the Drager Medical Apollo anesthesia workstation
Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital / Partners HealthCare/ CIMIT

The Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Lab located at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge was designed as a collaborative lab space. It provides an environment of computing and medical device resources to support projects, testing, and prototyping work by the MD PnP team and collaborators. This **1800 sq. ft. facility has been outfitted with a high-speed virtual medical network by Partners HealthCare Information Systems.

[Update June 2017 - the MD PnP Lab is undergoing an expansion to 3200 Sq Ft.]

Click here for directions to the MD PnP Lab, and a list of nearby hotels.

A Walkthrough Tour of the MD PnP Lab 

  • Anesthesia Machines (Qty 2)
  • Critical Care Ventilators (3)
  • Pulse Oximeters (9)
  • Infusion pumps
    • Syringe pumps (5)
    • Large-volume infusion pumps (5)
    • PCA modules (2)
    • Dual channel (2) & single channel (2) infusion pumps
  • Patient Monitors:
    • Anesthesia patient monitor (1)
    • Transport monitors (7)
    • ICU monitors (3)
    • OR monitor (2)
    • CO2 monitor (1)
  • Central Stations (3)
  • Simulators:
    • Test Lung (1) and Breath Simulation Module (1)
    • Multi-parameter patient simulators
      • Non-invasive blood pressure and SPO2 simulator (1)
      • Non-invasive blood pressure simulators (1)
      • Patient simulator (1)
  • Real Time Location System (RTLS) – covers multiple rooms
  • Medical gas supply
  • Touch screen computers and laptops
  • Networking patch panel with sniffer ports
  • Custom-built real-time networking hardware
  • FPGA development environment
  • Embedded computers
  • Switches and router
  • Access to other equipment through Partners Biomedical Engineering
  • EMRs/EHRs - several EHRs are installed in the lab.
We continue to use the lab to study and demonstrate a variety of interoperability use cases, medical device and networking technologies, and to showcase emerging solutions.