The developed standards are available via the IEEE under the following links and are currently in the phase of adoption by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization):
- IEEE 11073-20702-2016 – IEEE Standard for Health informatics–Point-of-care medical device communication Part 20702: Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web ServicesLink: https://standards.ieee.org/standard/11073-20702-2016.html
- IEEE 11073-10207-2017 – IEEE Gesundheits-Informatik- Point-of-Care Medizinprodukte-Kommunikation Teil 10207: Domain Informations- und Servicemodell für serviceorientierte Point-of-Care Medizinprodukte-KommunikationLink: https://standards.ieee.org/standard/11073-10207-2017.html
- IEEE 11073-20701-2018 – Gesundheits-Informatik- Point-of-Care Medizinprodukte-Kommunikation – Teil 20701: Service-orientierte Medizinprodukte-Austauscharchitektur und Protokollverbindungslink: https://standards.ieee.org/standard/11073-20701-2018.html
OR.NET has taken up the cause of implementing an open and manufacturer-independent networking of medical devices. International standardization is essential so that the concepts do not become another entry in the long list of proprietary systems. It thus represents one of the decisive means for the knowledge and technology transfer of the OR.NET research project to industry. In addition, OR.NET e.V. strives to maintain and expand contacts to international research projects such as the US-American MD PnP and the Japanese SCOT project, but also to international companies, regulatory organizations and authorities.
The working group can look back on the successful standardization of the IEEE 11073 SDC family of standards. Since 2016, the ballots of the transmission mechanism “Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services” (IEEE 11073-20702 “MDPWS”), the “Domain Information and Service Model” (IEEE 11073-10207 “BICEPS”) and “Architecture & Protocol” (IEEE 11073-20701 “SDC”) have been completed annually. In the meantime, the first two standards have also been recognized by ISO.
With the publication of the third sub-standard IEEE 11073-20701 of the SDC standard family on January 15, 2019, the standardization of the communication protocol has been completed. Further standards are required for safe and manufacturer-independent interoperability. Key Purposes are fundamental roles that network participants assume regardless of the specific medical application, e.g. provider/consumer of information, provider/consumer of alarms and provider/consumer of remote control operations. To fulfill the key purposes, the network participants must fulfill certain requirements that go beyond the requirements of the IEEE 11073 SDC family. Device specializations describe the modeling, behavior, and requirements that exist for a class of medical devices. Currently, the BMWi-funded PoCSpec research project is working on device specializations for high-frequency surgical devices and endoscopic devices (camera, light source, insufflator and pump).