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An Extensible Cloud-Based Medical Instrument Calibration Mechanism

An Extensible Cloud-Based Medical Instrument Calibration Mechanism
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Author(s): Po-Hsun Cheng (National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 12
Source title: Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) and Stavros Archondakis (Military Hospital of Athens, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6320-6.ch005

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Abstract

To obtain effective data from a medical instrument, instrument calibration, an important process within the laboratory activities, is required. Many mobile medical devices are widely and routinely utilized for monitoring people's physiological data by home-care users. However, it is necessary to let these test data be as effective as laboratory reports, so physicians can recognize as well as refer to them. The chapter proposes a Medical Instrument Calibration (MIC) process to let all connected instruments share and store their current calibration information in a global MIC's Database (MICDB). The MICDB is based on the ISO 15189:2012 standard and provides cloud-based functions via Web Services. It also shares collaborated information that is provided by other medical instruments and vendors. A MIC process for calibrating the instrument is not only required for the laboratory, but it can also be adapted for mobile medical devices and home-care instruments.

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