Healthcare technologies in the 21 century
Updated: Jul 4, 2021
Technological development in every area of people’s lives significantly increases its pace. More than that overwhelming majority of organizations and companies tend to invest in investigations and own laboratories. The general characteristic of the innovation market can be described as a word “diverse”, but at the same time, the diversity of technologies needs to be strongly regulated. As far as the medical sector has
widened the boundaries of emergency and the development of innovation inside this specific field, the demand for international regulatory documents has increased. Today we will familiarize you with the latest updates in the international standardization sphere for the medical industry.
Health informatics — Standard communication protocol — Computer-assisted electrocardiography
EN 1064: 2020
Computer technologies are increasingly used in the daily life of every person. Since robotic technology greatly simplifies most of the actions carried out in different professions and also gives a better result, therefore, it is used in such an industry as medicine. One of the documents regulating its use is EN 1064: 2020.
This document specifies the common conventions required for the cart-to-host as well as the cart-to-cart interchange of specific patient data (demographic, recording, …), ECG signal data, ECG measurement, and ECG interpretation results.
This document specifies the content and structure of the information which is to be interchanged between digital ECG carts and computer ECG management systems, as well as other computer systems where ECG data can be stored.
Despite belonging to the medical sector, this document has a technical focus, which is why we recommend that you familiarize yourself with its characteristics in more detail by clicking on the link to our website.
Health informatics — Device Interoperability — Part 20701: Point-of-care medical device communication — Service-oriented medical device exchange architecture and protocol binding (ISO/IEEE 11073–20701:2020)
A protocol for the use of medical devices can be prescribed even at such a global level as international standardization. Since today medical equipment has a different specific focus for operation, therefore, for each of these areas, various international regulatory documents are being created, one of which is ISO 11073–20701: 2020.
The scope of this standard is a service-oriented medical device architecture and communication protocol specification for a distributed systems of point-of-care (POC) medical devices and medical IT systems that need to exchange data or safely control networked PoC medical devices. It identifies the functional components, their communication relationships as well as the binding of the components and communication relationships to protocol specifications.
If you have any questions about this standard, you can contact the iTech team, which will help clarify all aspects of your interest.
Health informatics — Device Interoperability — Part 10201: Point-of-care medical device communication — Domain information model (ISO/IEEE 11073–10201:2020)
Communication models and the regulation of their implementation can be primarily associated with industries not related to medical activities. Nevertheless, today this type of technology has become quite popular and, due to its popularization, has undergone international regulation by such standards as EN ISO / IEEE 11073–10201: 2020.
The scope of this project is to define a general object-oriented information model that may be used to structure information and identify services used in point-of-care (POC) medical device communications. The scope is primarily focused on acute care medical devices and the communication of patient vital signs information.
If the activity of your organization comes into contact with the exchange of information and communication processes in the field of medicine, we recommend that you pay attention to this document.
Health informatics — Requirements for international machine-readable coding of medicinal product package identifiers
Programming and computer science have significantly increased their influence on the introduction of innovative technologies in the medical sector. Moreover, there is an increasing need for qualified personnel in this industry. If it is quite specific, international standards such as ISO / TS 16791: 2020 are being created to simplify the implementation of technology and innovation in medicine.
This document provides guidelines on the identification and labeling of medicinal products from the point of manufacture of the packaged medicinal products to the point of dispensing the product. This document outlines best practices for AIDC barcoding solutions for applications. Users can, however, consider the coding interoperability requirements for other AIDC technologies, e.g. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Due to the fact that this document is quite general and globalized, it can be applied in almost all organizations that cooperate with the medical sector or directly carry out activities in it.
Health Informatics — Requirements for a knowledge base for clinical decision support systems to be used in medication-related processes (ISO/DTS 22756:2020)
ISO PRF/TS 22756:2020
For the implementation of certain processes in the field of medicine, it is necessary to have a high level of knowledge in the category in which the specialist operates. For the implementation of new medical devices and support systems, certain regulatory systems are being created. International standards such as ISO PRF / TS 22756: 2020 are one example of such systems.
This document specifies the requirements for developing a knowledge base for drug-related problems that cohere with the intended drug use, to be used in rule-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS), such as the criteria for selecting a raw data source and the quality criteria for the development and maintenance for the rules or clinical rules for drug safety. It also describes the process of how to develop a knowledge base, the topics to be considered by the developers of a knowledge base, and it gives guidance on how to do this.
If you are interested in purchasing this document, we recommend that you clarify all the technical characteristics as well as details of possible areas of its application in order to avoid mistakes in choosing the standard necessary to increase the productivity of your organization.
Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services — Part 2–4: Interference Mitigation Filters operating in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands for DTT reception
Cable technology and electricity transmission networks are primarily associated with the energy industry. Nevertheless, these technologies are actively used in the field of medicine and even international standards are being created for them. One of the documents regulating the use and implementation of this technology in medicine is EN 50083–2–4: 2019.
This document provides requirements for passive filters intended to reduce RF interference from mobile Base Stations (BS) and User Equipment (UE) to receiving equipment and master antenna cable distribution systems of broadcast DVB-T and DVB-T2 signals in the VHF and UHF bands. While primarily intended to be used with VHF/UHF DVB-T and DVB-T2 receivers and signal distribution systems, filters can also be useful for mitigation of interference to VHF FM or DAB radio.
Since this document has clear technical parameters that you can check with the technologies used by you, we recommend that you study these aspects in more detail in order to avoid the risks of using the wrong document in your field of activity.
Cable networks for television signals, sound Signals and interactive services — Part 2–3: LTE (4G) Interference Mitigation Filters
Since computer technology and cable networks, like any other industry, has a large number of subcategories, therefore, the number of international standards is appropriate. One of the following documents regulating the aforementioned areas of innovation is CLC / TS 50083–2–3: 2018.
This Technical Specification provides requirements to passive filters intended to reduce RF interference from LTE Base Stations (LTE-BS) and LTE User Equipment (LTE-UE) to receiving equipment and cable distribution systems of broadcast DVB-T and DVB-T2 signals in the VHF and UHF bands. While primarily intended to be used with VHF/UHF DVB-T and DVB-T2 receivers and signal distribution systems, filters can also be useful for mitigation of interference to VHF FM or DAB radio.
In order to avoid confusion about the large variety of similar technologies in the medical sector, we recommend that you study the technical parameters and characteristics of the standard in more detail and also compare them with those already existing in your organization.
The bigger variety — the stronger control
As we can see, in the medical sector a wide variety of technologies is used. Since this area is distinguished by being responsible for human lives, the level of control over the introduction of new technologies and the process of use must be carried out in the most serious way. If your organization comes into contact with the use or production of medical equipment, you must be aware that, first of all, you are responsible not only for the financial results of your business activities but also for social responsibility for people’s lives. That is why the availability of international standards for these kinds of companies and organizations is necessary, not only for successful business activities, which in turn is a competitive advantage but also for confidence in the complete safety of technology operation.