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IEEE Completes Standards Family Intended to Provide Safe and Secure Medical Device Interoperability

IEEE 11073-20701™-2018 defines an architecture that binds the participant and communication model to the Web services data transport model defined in previous IEEE 11073™ standards.

PISCATAWAY, NJ, 14 Feb. 2019 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the publishing and availability of IEEE 11073-20701-2018 - IEEE Approved Draft Standard for Service-Oriented Medical Device Exchange Architecture & Protocol Binding.

“IEEE 11073-20701 culminates our efforts to develop a standards family that assures reliable data exchange between medical devices within an open IP-based system focused on safe and secure interoperability to ensure patient safety,” said Stefan Schlichting, subgroup chair, IEEE 11073 Service-oriented Device Connectivity (SDC) standard family. “In fulfilling the need for this unifying family standard, we now can better support the exchange of real-time information between medical devices and external systems to enhance functionality and interoperability in changing ad-hoc networks.”

The new standard completes the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/IEEE 11073 family of standards for Point-of-Care (PoC) medical device communication and defines an architecture for service-oriented distributed PoC medical devices and medical IT systems. The standard defines a binding of the participant and communication model defined in IEEE 11073-10207™ to the profile for transport over Web services defined in IEEE 11073-20702™. IEEE 11073-20701 also defines a binding to Network Time Protocol (NTP) and 5 Differentiated Services for time synchronization and to meet transport quality-of-service requirements.

IEEE 11073-20701-2018 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

 

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