Standardizing Intensive Care Device Data to Enable Secondary Usages

Josef Ingenerf, Ann-Kristin Kock, Marcel Poelker, Konrad Seidl, Georg Zeplin, Stefan Mersmann, Heinz Handels


To represent medical device observations in a format that is consumable by clinical software, standards like HL7v3 and ISO/IEEE 11073 should be used jointly. This is demonstrated in a project with Dräger Medical GmbH focusing on their Patient Data Management System (PDMS) in intensive care, called Integrated Care Manager (ICM). Patient and device data of interest should be mapped to suitable formats to enable data exchange and decision support. Instead of mapping device data to target formats bilaterally we use a generic HL7v3 Refined Message Information Model (RMIM) with device specific parts adapted to ISO/IEEE 11073 DIM. The generality of the underlying model (based on Yuksel et al. [1]) allows the flexible inclusion of IEEE 11073 conformant device models of interest on the one hand and the generation of needed artifacts for secondary usages on the other hand, e.g. HL7 V2 messages, HL7 CDA documents like the Personal Health Monitoring Report (PHMR) or web services. Hence, once the medical device data are obtained in the RMIM format, it can quite easily be transformed into HL7-based standard interfaces through XSL transformations because these interfaces all have their building blocks from the same RIM. From there data can be accessed uniformly, e.g. as needed by Dräger´s decision support system SmartCare [2] for automated control and optimization of weaning from mechanical ventilation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 08.2012
EventMIE 2012, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012
- Pisa, Italy
Duration: 26.08.201229.08.2012


ConferenceMIE 2012, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012
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