What is Medical Device Connectivity
The official definition of Medical Device Connectivity (MDC) is “the integration of medical devices with information systems”; it is simply sending data out of devices directly to the EMR, specifically to the nursing documentation module of the EMR where the electronic patient's record is held. And while for the most part this is understood, we thought it was important to detail some of the many terms and acronyms used interchangeably in the industry when describing medical device connectivity.
Other medical device connectivity terms:
1.BMDI - biomedical device integration or bedside medical device integration
2.UMDB - universal medical device bus
3.MDDS - medical device data systems
And, there are also many terms and acronyms used in relation to the EMR (electronic medical record) that are often used interchangeably when describing device integration. These include:
Other EMR (electronic medical record) related terms:
1.CIS - clinical information system
2.HIS - hospital information system
3.HCIS - healthcare information system
4.EPR - electronic patient record
5.CPR - computer-based patient record
As you migrate through this website to find the information most relevant to your needs, you will likely see all of these terms used in the materials presented and we therefore thought this clarification would be helpful to you as you search through our site for the information you need.