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Medical Device Connectivity - Leveraging current approaches, developing new capabilities

Saturday August 10th Melbourne

Medical device connectivity is a key component of health informatics, biomedical engineering and health information systems management. The role of medical devices is rapidly progressing from patient physiological monitoring and care delivery via drug and fluid delivery systems to include specialist anaesthesia, operating theatre, intensive care and emergency department systems. “Devices” increasingly include health Software as a Medical Device (SAMD) and patient-connected systems leveraging AI/machine learning powered technologies. Alongside this has been the widespread adoption of specialist and general EMR (electronic medical records) systems. These systems no longer can operate as independent entities glued together by clinicians transferring and interpreting data.

This workshop explores Service-oriented Device Connectivity (SDC), an emerging standard for integrating devices from the device interface to connected point-of-care systems to remote applications including EHRs.

Workshop Facilitator:

Todd Cooper is a US-based biomedical engineer and one of the pioneers of standards-based medical device interoperability. He is a member of the FHIR Foundation, a board member of IHE and co-founder of IHE Patient Care Devices working group.

Questions and information - contact Peter MacIsaac or call 0411403462

Who should attend

• Those involved in the development, integration & use of connected medical technology for hospitals and acute care environments

• Clinical technologists / biomedical engineers (“users”) & system implementers / integrators/clinicians

• Medical technology developers & vendors (especially for acute care environments)

• Regulatory & governmental agencies & public policy makers

• Enterprise IT system developers and integrators of device-based content and services

• Researchers & Medical Device Informatics SMEs

Event details

Date Location
Saturday 10th August 2019 10am-4pm Engineers Australia L31/600 Bourke St Melbourne Google Map
Webinar to assist rural, interstate and international participants

Workshop Fees

Type Fee
Standard $180
Biomedical Engineers, HISA and IHE members $150
Students and Webinar $ 80

Registration and Sponsorship

Workshop Materials

The focus of the workshop was on the IHE PCD SDC@IHE initiative. Download the SDC white paper for public review and comment.

View recording of workshop (duration appoximately 4 hours) [1]

The following materials were presented during the workshop:

1) Medical Device Connectivity: Leveraging current approaches - Developing New Capabilities (IEEE 11073 SDC @ IHE PCD SDPi)
2) IEEE 11073 SDC Standards Family Overview
3) IEEE 11073-10207 SDC BICEPS Overview
4) IEEE 11073-20701 SDC SOMDA “Glue” Overview
5) IEEE 11073-20702 SDC MDPWS Overview
6) BICEPS - Demo SpO2 Example
  • NOTE: Due to time constraints, the SpO2 example was not covered during the workshop; however, is provided for participant ... homework!

Contact Todd Cooper ( for questions or feedback on the above presentations.

Related health IT events in Melbourne

Date Event Link
11th August 2019 IHE Workshop on interoperability and standards – current approaches to device connectivity and security Program and Registration
12-14th August HIC 19 – Australia’s national conference on Health Informatics Conference Website

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