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Integration of IEEE 1451 and HL7 exchanging information for patients' sensor data.

Kim W, Lim S, Ahn J, Nah J, Kim N - J Med Syst (2009)

Bottom Line: However, the HL7 standard does not support effective methods for treating data from various medical sensors, especially from mobile sensors.As ubiquitous systems are growing, HL7 must communicate with various medical transducers.After we present a method to integrate them and show the preliminary results of this approach.

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Affiliation: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea. wskim@sejong.ac.kr

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HL7 (Health Level 7) is a standard developed for exchanging incompatible healthcare information generated from programs or devices among heterogenous medical information systems. At present, HL7 is growing as a global standard. However, the HL7 standard does not support effective methods for treating data from various medical sensors, especially from mobile sensors. As ubiquitous systems are growing, HL7 must communicate with various medical transducers. In the area of sensor fields, IEEE 1451 is a group of standards for controlling transducers and for communicating data from/to various transducers. In this paper, we present the possibility of interoperability between the two standards, i.e., HL7 and IEEE 1451. After we present a method to integrate them and show the preliminary results of this approach.

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Hardware platform (a) an armband attached on patients’ arms and (b) a PDA
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Fig6: Hardware platform (a) an armband attached on patients’ arms and (b) a PDA

Mentions: To guarantee patient mobility and convenience, the patient wears several sensors and a wireless modem on an armband. Also, the patient is wearing a PDA which collects, processes, and transmits all the data from the sensor modules. In Fig. 6, we show the hardware platform. The sensor module has a pulse sensor to measure patients’ pulse, a temperature sensor to determine the patient’s body temperature, and a humidity sensor. This module also has a Zigbee modem that can form a wireless sensor network. The PDA is a Compaq iPAQ 5450 that has a built-in WLAN modems. The temperature sensor is placed close to the patient’s body to correctly measure body temperature.Fig. 6


Integration of IEEE 1451 and HL7 exchanging information for patients' sensor data.

Kim W, Lim S, Ahn J, Nah J, Kim N - J Med Syst (2009)

Hardware platform (a) an armband attached on patients’ arms and (b) a PDA
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig6: Hardware platform (a) an armband attached on patients’ arms and (b) a PDA
Mentions: To guarantee patient mobility and convenience, the patient wears several sensors and a wireless modem on an armband. Also, the patient is wearing a PDA which collects, processes, and transmits all the data from the sensor modules. In Fig. 6, we show the hardware platform. The sensor module has a pulse sensor to measure patients’ pulse, a temperature sensor to determine the patient’s body temperature, and a humidity sensor. This module also has a Zigbee modem that can form a wireless sensor network. The PDA is a Compaq iPAQ 5450 that has a built-in WLAN modems. The temperature sensor is placed close to the patient’s body to correctly measure body temperature.Fig. 6

Bottom Line: However, the HL7 standard does not support effective methods for treating data from various medical sensors, especially from mobile sensors.As ubiquitous systems are growing, HL7 must communicate with various medical transducers.After we present a method to integrate them and show the preliminary results of this approach.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea. wskim@sejong.ac.kr

ABSTRACT
HL7 (Health Level 7) is a standard developed for exchanging incompatible healthcare information generated from programs or devices among heterogenous medical information systems. At present, HL7 is growing as a global standard. However, the HL7 standard does not support effective methods for treating data from various medical sensors, especially from mobile sensors. As ubiquitous systems are growing, HL7 must communicate with various medical transducers. In the area of sensor fields, IEEE 1451 is a group of standards for controlling transducers and for communicating data from/to various transducers. In this paper, we present the possibility of interoperability between the two standards, i.e., HL7 and IEEE 1451. After we present a method to integrate them and show the preliminary results of this approach.

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