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Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Habibović, Pamela / Haueisen, Jens / Jahnen-Dechent, Wilhelm / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Boenick, Ulrich / Jaramaz, Branislav / Kraft, Marc / Lenthe, Harry / Lo, Benny / Mainardi, Luca / Micera, Silvestro / Penzel, Thomas / Robitzki, Andrea A. / Schaeffter, Tobias / Snedeker, Jess G. / Sörnmo, Leif / Sugano, Nobuhiko / Werner, Jürgen /

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Volume 57, Issue 4


Volume 57 (2012)

Integrating medical devices in the operating room using service-oriented architectures

Bastian Ibach / Julia Benzko / Stefan Schlichting / Andreas Zimolong / Klaus Radermacher
Published Online: 2012-05-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2011-0101


With the increasing documentation requirements and communication capabilities of medical devices in the operating room, the integration and modular networking of these devices have become more and more important. Commercial integrated operating room systems are mainly proprietary developments using usually proprietary communication standards and interfaces, which reduce the possibility of integrating devices from different vendors. To overcome these limitations, there is a need for an open standardized architecture that is based on standard protocols and interfaces enabling the integration of devices from different vendors based on heterogeneous software and hardware components. Starting with an analysis of the requirements for device integration in the operating room and the techniques used for integrating devices in other industrial domains, a new concept for an integration architecture for the operating room based on the paradigm of a service-oriented architecture is developed. Standardized communication protocols and interface descriptions are used. As risk management is an important factor in the field of medical engineering, a risk analysis of the developed concept has been carried out and the first prototypes have been implemented.

Keywords: integration; IORS; operating room; risk analysis; Web Services

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Corresponding author: Bastian Ibach, Chair of Medical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany Phone: +49 241 80-23868 Fax: +49 241 80-22870

Received: 2012-01-30

Accepted: 2012-04-10

Published Online: 2012-05-30

Published in Print: 2012-08-01

Citation Information: Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering, Volume 57, Issue 4, Pages 221–228, ISSN (Online) 1862-278X, ISSN (Print) 0013-5585, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2011-0101.

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