IEEE Standards on E-Health

Applications include 3-D medical imaging and wearable health care devices

15 June 2015

The IEEE Standards Association has introduced a number of standards related to electronic health, or e-health, applications. More are in the works.

IEEE 11073-10419-2015

Approved February 2015

“IEEE Standard for Health Informatics: Personal Health Device Communication—Device Specialization—Insulin Pump” provides codes and definitions that enable communication between personal “telehealth” insulin pumps and devices such as cellphones and laptops. The standard allows for plug-and-play interoperability, which would make it simple for users to sync pumps with their devices. (See the association’s medical device infographic for other devices covered in the health informatics standards group.)

IEEE 3333.2.1-2015

Approved February 2015

“IEEE Recommended Practice for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Modeling” provides techniques for 3-D reconstruction of 2-D medical images as well as a texturing method applied to 3-D medical data for realistic visualization.

IEEE 1708-2014

Approved August 2014

“IEEE Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices” establishes guidelines manufacturers can use to qualify and validate their products. It also requires that health care professionals and consumers have access to information about the manufacturing practices for products in this category.

The following project is under development. 

IEEE P1847

“IEEE Recommended Practice for Common Framework of Location Services (LS) for Healthcare” is designed to improve the interoperability between location-services health care products—which incorporate real-time location systems like GPS and mobile location—and other systems, such as hospital computers. The standard also tries to maximize the utility of, and consumer confidence in, LS systems so that more of them will be adopted in the medical field.

For more information, visit the IEEE Standards Association website.

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