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Networking and securing unconnected medical devices the easy way
Getting immediate, meaningful use from previously inaccessible medical data
Healthcare professionals need immediate, secure access to data from all sorts of medical devices. In order to provide superior healthcare and a holistic view of patient status, medical devices and services must be seamlessly integrated with information systems. This can be accomplished only via technology standardization and interoperability.
Networking previously unconnected medical devices enables healthcare providers to create electronic health records (EHR), also known as electronic patient or medical records, which can be encrypted for patient privacy in the device and added to the patient’s history. Once securely connected to the local network, this encrypted data can then be forwarded to a secure, standards-based, Health Information Exchange (HIE) via the Internet.
Some typical applications include:
- Cardiac monitors
- Home care
- Infusion pumps
- Mobile EKG
The benefits to the healthcare provider and patient are clear:
- Delivering secure, timely, and comprehensive patient information to providers
- Improved decision-making, healthcare quality, efficiency, and safety
- Reduced cost of:
- Document handling and communication
- Operating and maintaining office equipment
- Time and effort to recover missing patient information
Connect One offers wired and wireless LAN connectivity and security solutions for non-PC devices used by clinics, hospitals and medical offices. We also facilitate adding remote monitoring and configuration capabilities to ambulatory and home care devices for real-time patient observation and alarms.
For example, our embedded WiFi modules simplify the addition of wireless LAN connectivity to existing designs for portable devices that are sensitive to high RF and EMI environments.
Key benefits include:
- Compact size (as small as 33 x 17 x 5 mm)
- FCC/CE certification
- External antenna option for metal enclosures
- Easy connection to a WiFi access point
Connect One’s embedded and box solutions can network-enable and secure the data from any device that has a serial connection faster than any other solution on the market.
“It was more cost-effective to use iChip than to do our own software development. Also, time-to-market was extremely important.”
– Andre Wetzel, Software Engineer ndd Medizintechnik AG
Read how ndd Medizintechnik AG easily added network connectivity their handheld spirometry device, which diagnoses and monitors pulmonary diseases.
Whether your medical device is handheld or fixed, Connect One has an IP connectivity solution for you.