The IEEE Standards Association is working on enhancing interoperability between emerging eHealth technologies. The group has announced a new standard, two other standards development projects, and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Regenstrief Institute to that end.
The IEEE-SA’s latest standard, IEEE 2410-2015, is called the Biometrics Open Protocol Standard, or BOPS. Its primary aim is the protection of biometric data. BOPS was sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and is applicable to data transmission from client device software (running on a smartphone, for example), ensuring that such data is sent to a trusted BOPS server and with an intrusions detection system in place. That concern over mobile data extends to another standards development project now under way called the Draft Standard For Enabling Mobile Device Platforms To Be Used As Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems (IEEE P26250), which has been announced alongside the Draft Standard For Bio-CAD File Format for Medical Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing (IEEE P3333.2.5).
Meanwhile, the MOU with the Regenstrief Institute will see the development of standards intended to ensure intercommunication between traditional medical devices and emerging personal medical devices. As increasing numbers of such devices help to promote a mobile revolution in remote patient care, such standards could prove highly important to a new, emerging care landscape bridging the hospital and the home.
November 4, 2015 – by Alex Perala