IHE workshop on standards for integrating medical devices and EMRs

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Australia (IHE) is holding a one-day seminar in advance of the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) in Brisbane in August, focusing on interoperability and connecting healthcare providers to medical devices, diagnostic imaging and clinical photography.

The emerging threats to medical devices such as ransomware and related viruses will be covered in a session led by Flinders University eHealth security expert Trish Williams, who will discuss how to prevent devices from becoming open doors to breaches of hospital systems.

There will also be a session on the electronic exchange of diagnostic imaging, which is pertinent in light of DI reports beginning to be uploaded to the My Health Record. IHE has developed document exchange architecture and standards termed XDS-I that can be used to provide shared access to images.

This session will be chaired by Chris Lindop of IHE's radiology technical committee, who will also lead a session on connecting medical devices to EMRs. Mr Lindop is an independent consultant based in the US who previously led GE Healthcare's imaging interoperability standards development.

Another session will examine options for storage and exchange of clinical imaging and the potential to use existing image archive technologies and IHE's image management profiles, originally developed for radiology.

There will also be a demonstration of IBM Watson's ability to extract data from EMRs and process it to provide an automated clinical summary.

Standards experts Vince McCauley, Jason Steen and Grahame Grieve will provide an update on HL7, FHIR, DICOM and IHE standards and AMT terminology.

EMR, middleware and medical device vendors will demonstrate standards-based and proprietary solutions to medical device integration at the event.

The IHE workshop is being held at Rydges on Southbank in Brisbane on Sunday, August 6, in advance of HIC 2017. Click here for the full program and register online via the HISA website.

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Tags: HISA, IHE, HIC 2017

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