AAMI Interactive Systems: An Interoperable Experience in Patient Safety

InteroperableThis year attendees will have the opportunity to “experience” first-hand how interoperability impacts patient care and outcomes.  This interactive event will showcase how device manufacturers are using standards to address the interoperability of medical devices and medical device systems to enhance patient safety.

Through an interactive use case that follows a patient through an emergency health issue, attendees will see how interoperability facilitates treatment.  In addition, theater presentations will be made by the device manufacturers of the products showcased within the use case and by AAMI standards experts.  These sessions will discuss the importance of medical device interoperability, highlight the challenges associated with interoperability within the industry, and address the importance of standards in ensuring patient safety.

Theater Schedule: Expo Hall, Booth 1412

Saturday, June 10

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Improving Safety in Healthcare:The Promise of the Internet of Things

Today 'Safety First' is a core theme in healthcare. Both patient safety and staff safety have been top of mind for healthcare administrators and staff. The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a technology wave that is transforming industries and is promising to deliver capabilities that can significantly improve safety and improve operational efficiencies. In this session, the audience will learn how IoT will enhance safety in healthcare by leveraging sensor technologies, advanced analytics, and integration with clinical workflows. We will walk through some patient and staff safety use cases, and highlight  case studies where IoT technologies have been used successfully to improve safety and operations. We will look at the emergence of cutting edge technologies in this space, trends, innovations, their promises, and their potential implications for privacy and adoption.

Rajesh Vargheese, Verizon

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

What Does Biomedical Device Integration (BMDI) Mean for Biomeds?

This session will discuss the history and future of BMDI to EMRs and what specifically must be done for successful project implementations.

Ryan Sanders, AASEET, BSTM, MS, CBETCrothall Healthcare Technology Services

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Ancillary Alarm Notification Systems: Right Alarms, Right People, Right Time. What about Patient Safety?

If you’re considering ancillary alarm notification systems, ECRI Institute is sharing insights from our recent in-depth evaluation. Learn about how the technology works and which standards to consider, how facilities are identifying and dealing with challenges in implementation, alarm fatigue, and workflow; and overarching strategies you can employ to enhance patient safety through interoperability.

David T. Jamison, ECRI Institute

Sunday, June 11

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Living in a Culture of Medication Safety: How Interoperability Changes Life as We Know It

Implementing wireless smart syringe pump technology into a hospital presents changes in workflow across many departments and requires a great deal of collaboration.  Adding the component of interoperability—allowing an interface between wireless syringe infusion pumps and the electronic medical record (EMR) system—takes departmental workflows and collaboration to a new level. The decision to incorporate this type of technology requires hospital key opinion leaders (KOL), departmental leaders, and decision makers partnering with infusion pump and EMR vendors. This session will examine the importance and the necessity of a cohesive project team to bring interoperability to fruition within the mutual goal of a culture of safety. 

Mary E. Johnson, BSN, RN, Smiths Medical

1:15 PM. – 2:00 PM

How A Practical Approach for Accessing Medical Device Cybersecurity Was Developed

This session will provide a 'lessons learned' discussion on assessing the cybersecurity properties of medical devices. It will outline ECRI Institute’s journey through an evaluation of infusion pumps cybersecurity:

  1. Why we initially wanted to hack a pump and why that wasn’t useful
  2. How we gathered stakeholders from hospitals, suppliers, and academia to define key technical specifications that determine how you can safely place a pump on your network
  3. Why specs themselves weren’t enough, and how we verified that real hospitals were actually implementing the solutions that suppliers claimed
  4. How we made sure suppliers were actively identifying and responding to vulnerabilities
  5. How we can use this experience to outline a solution for standardized medical device cybersecurity assessment.

Juuso Leinonen, BEng, ECRI Institute