An Approach to Integrate Distributed Systems of Medical Devices in High Acuity Environments

David Gregorczyk, Stefan Fischer, Timm Busshaus, Stefan Schlichting, Stephan Pöhlsen


This paper presents a comprehensive solution to build a distributed system of medical devices in high acuity environments. It is based on the concept of a Service Oriented Medical Device Architecture. It uses the Devices Profile for Web Services as a transport layer protocol and enhances it to the Medical Devices Profile for Web Service (MDPWS) to meet medical requirements. By applying the ISO/IEEE 11073 Domain Information Model, device data can be semantically described and exchanged by means of a generic service interface. Data model and service interface are subsumed under the Basic Integrated Clinical Environment Specification (BICEPS). MDPWS and BICEPS are implemented as part of the publically available openSDC stack. Performance measurements and a real world setup prove that openSDC is feasible to be deployed in distributed systems of medical devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Workshop on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems
EditorsVolker Turau, Marta Kwiatkowska, Rahul Mangharam, Christoph Weyer
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationDagstuhl, Germany
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik
Publication date01.04.2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-939897-66-8
Publication statusPublished - 01.04.2014
Event5th Medical Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop:Medical Device Interoperability, Safety, and Security Assurance - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 14.04.201414.04.2014


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