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

IEEE 11073-20701TM-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, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
11073-10207TM
to the profile for transport over Web
services defined in IEEE
11073-20702TM
. 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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