Interoperability and Reliability of Medical Devices – Issues with Smart Infusion Pump Update Process

DeLaurentis, Poching ;   Bitan, Yuval

We analyzed drug alert data to demonstrate the lengthy process of wirelessly updating smart pump drug limit libraries. It shows that multiple libraries may be in use at any given time, a phenomena that indicates potential challenges related to the interoperability and reliability of pumps and similar wirelessly connected devices in the healthcare setting.