Mib Advantages And Disadvantages

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As shown in Fig. 1, a MIB bedside subnetwork consists of a configuration with multiple patient-connected devices interfacing to a bedside hub. In MIB nomenclature, the hub is named the bedside communication controller (BCC). Each patient connected device interfaces by means of a device communication controller (DCC). [1]
The lack of standards in the past has been an inhibitor in the widespread implementation of automated data capture in hospitals. On the contrary, many industries have reaped widespread benefits by the expansion of various standards. These include standards for telephones, fax machines, railroad track gauges, automatic teller machines, nuts and bolts, personal computers, video cassette recorders, and all forms of data communication networks. [1]
The major benefit of standards:
• It prevailed over proprietary, single-vendor methodologies.
• Eliminates compatibility concerns among users, enabling them to purchase products from multiple vendors.
• The situation for acute care medicine; devices are continually connected and disconnected; and clinicians have multiple crises to deal with, promises to be no different. [1]
In addition to MIB (IEEE), there are several standards from many organizations include Health Level-7 or HL7 (an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard) for hospital admission/discharge/transfer and order/result transactions; Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) ( the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) ACR/ NEMA) for radiological imaging; American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for laboratory instrumentation; National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPCP) for pharmaceuticals. The Health Care Informatics Standards Board (HISB) is playing a leading role in the formation of the ISO Technical Committee on Medical Informatics, whose purpose is to foster international harmonization for the various standards. [1]
The 1073 effort has been ongoing and is now known as ISO/IEEE 11073. The group has done some huge work, exploring the requirements, complexity, and structures for a medical device connectivity standard. These
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