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Internet enabled medical devices

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft have announced plans to work together to redesign the way medical devices in an intensive care unit (ICU) talk to each other. The two organisations plan to develop a health IT solution that collects data from different monitoring equipment and identifies key trends aimed at preventing injuries and complications that can result from medical care. Johns Hopkins will supply the clinical expertise for the build, while Microsoft will provide advanced technologies, including Azure cloud platform and services, as well as software development expertise. The final product will allow physicians to see trends in a patient’s care in one centralised location and let them access critical patient information from any hospital-approved, Windows device.