Improving Personal Health Device Communications Through Consensus Building


The IEEE 11073™ family of standards are designed to help healthcare product vendors and integrators create devices and systems for disease management, health and fitness, and independent living that can help save lives and improve quality of life for people worldwide. The growing list of IEEE 11073 standards is intended to support interoperable communications for personal health devices and convey far-ranging potential benefits, such as reducing clinical decision-making from days to minutes, reducing gaps and errors across the spectrum of healthcare delivery, and helping to expand the potential market for the medical devices themselves.

These standards aim to help patients enjoy more active and independent daily lives, support “on-the-go” mobile clinicians and caregivers, and contribute to the elimination of gaps, waste, and errors across the spectrum of healthcare delivery. The IEEE 11073 standards enable personal health-device communications in devices such as blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, electrocardiographs (ECG), cardiovascular fitness and activity monitors, and more.

As a result of enabling personal health-device communications, the IEEE SA is helping to improve quality of life, driving innovation, helping to create global markets and protecting health and safety.


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