Last month, the Center for Medical Interoperability announced the launch of C4MI Verified™ - a testing program to accelerate the availability of connected technology solutions in the healthcare industry. Products entering the Center testing lab will face a series of robust tests to determine compliance with selected interoperability specification requirements. Working collaboratively with medical device vendors and its member healthcare organizations, the Center has created a trust platform architecture and supporting specifications to facilitate the development of interoperable medical devices and systems. The Patient Vitals Program will be the first C4MI Verified™ program to launch, with more programs planned in other areas such as ventilators.
The C4MI Verified™ program will help enable plug-and-play interoperability by improving data quality for the industry through semantic and syntactic conformance to the requirements in the Center's specifications. By improving the mapping of patient vital sign data from multiple device vendors into core systems, data can become more easily usable by clinicians to improve treatment and outcomes. The program will also verify security and provisioning capabilities of the patient monitoring systems.