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Plug-and-play medicine

Technology Review, September 22, 2009

A research group, brought together by the Boston-based Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, has developed a software platform enabling devices like blood-pressure cuffs and heart-lung machines to share information. The group says standards like requiring a "black box" that collects data similar to what's used on an airplane are a key element in stardards for the new Integrated Clinical Environment.