4 New IEEE Standards-Development Projects for Medical-Device Communications Underway

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IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced four IEEE 11073(TM) standards-development projects intended to expand support for plug-and-play, interoperable medical-device communications.


“We continue to build out the IEEE 11073 family of standards to help address challenges with consistency, interoperability, nomenclature and code that reveal themselves as e-health technologies mature,” said Daidi Zhong, co-chair of the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Device (PHD) Working Group. “These standards assist in the support of patients living independently with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, hypertension and obesity, as well as people seeking for healthy lifestyle with wellness and fitness. Informed by coordination and cooperation with a host of global health-focused organizations, we will endeavor to address standards gaps as they are revealed, in order to help industry introduce solutions that improve quality of life.”


The four standards-development projects, when approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board as official standards, will join a growing suite of standards that is designed to help healthcare product vendors and integrators create devices and systems for disease management, health and fitness and independent living:

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