A hospital is one of the most complex ecosystems in existence today, with diverse players, devices, and standards. Information must flow seamlessly through this ecosystem and be sustained throughout the life of the patient for optimal treatment and care.
Medical devices and health care systems must interact seamlessly with each other to enable better health care outcomes. Achieving interoperability requires the adoption of standards; the implementation of safe, secure, and connected methodology across the ecosystem of the hospital and home; seamless integration of information through health care and telecom networks; and reduced variability in workflows for treatment, enabling the most positive health outcome at the most optimal cost.
Business realities—the pressure to keep costs in line and ensure compliance with safety and security standards and requirements—also drive the need for interoperable connectivity in medical devices. Connectivity also increases efficiency: IT integration with medical device functionality enables preventive monitoring and workflow optimization.
Wind River offers multiple solutions to meet the connectivity needs of its medical customers. From Wind River Platform for Medical Devices to Wind River Platform for Intelligent Devices, customers are able to adapt to the business realities of today and be better prepared for next generation connectivity protocols, standards, and requirements.