(19)
(11)EP 3 220 297 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(21)Application number: 17158671.2

(22)Date of filing:  01.03.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G16H 40/40(2018.01)
G16H 70/40(2018.01)
G16H 40/67(2018.01)
G16H 20/17(2018.01)
G16H 40/63(2018.01)

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DEFAULT DATA SET DISTRIBUTION FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

STANDARDDATENSATZVERTEILUNG FÜR MEDIZINISCHE VORRICHTUNGEN

DISTRIBUTION D'ENSEMBLE DE DONNÉES PAR DÉFAUT POUR DISPOSITIFS MÉDICAUX


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 14.03.2016 US 201662307985 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
20.09.2017 Bulletin 2017/38

(73)Proprietor: Fenwal, Inc.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • KARAKOSTA, Thomas
    Lake Zurich, IL Illinois 60047 (US)
  • MOSKAL, Witold
    Lake Zurich, IL Illinois 60047 (US)

(74)Representative: Maikowski & Ninnemann Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB 
Postfach 15 09 20
10671 Berlin
10671 Berlin (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A1- 2013 110 538
US-A1- 2016 034 655
US-A1- 2015 370 973
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Field of the Disclosure



    [0001] The present disclosure is directed to data distribution to medical devices. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatus to facilitate default data set distribution for medical devices.

    Background



    [0002] Infusion pumps are used in the field of medicine to administer drugs to patients often over an extended time period. The time period of infusion may be longer than can be managed easily by direct injection. Sophistication in drug delivery has increased as availability of drugs, therapeutic techniques, and technological capabilities have improved. Achieving this sophistication in drug delivery capability and maintaining ease of use have become more important for infusion pump manufacturers.

    [0003] Infusion pumps are used to administer drugs and other medicaments often in a clinical setting. An infusion pump may provide a controlled amount of the medicament over time to the patient. The amount may be administered pursuant to parameters entered, for example, by a clinician into the pump using a pump user interface.

    [0004] To avoid errors in drug administration, some infusion pumps may hold a library of drug names and associated parameters, e.g., rate of infusion, frequency of infusion, etc. The drug library may be created and/or updated by a health care professional and/or health center employee. In some cases, overriding or reprogramming of parameters programmed into the drug library may be desired.

    Summary



    [0005] The present invention as defined by the claims is directed to a computer-implemented medical device management method for distributing instructions to a plurality of medical devices. Said method comprises providing via a drug library a first data set to be distributed to a parent organization having child locations, wherein the child location collectively include medical devices identified by the first data set. The method also comprises receiving a first user input via a user interface to distribute the first data set to the parent organization. The method also comprises distributing the first data set to the medical devices located in the child locations within the parent organization, and facilitating operation of the medical devices according to the first data set.

    [0006] The method as defined by the claims is performed by a server computer configured to distribute instructions to a plurality of medical devices. The server computer comprises a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over a network, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to provide via a drug library a first data set to be distributed to a parent organization having child locations, wherein the child locations collectively include medical devices identified by the first data set. The processing circuit is also configured to distribute the first data set to the medical devices located in the child locations within the parent organization. The processing circuit is also configured to facilitate operation of the target medical devices according to the first data set and provide a second data set to be distributed to select child locations, wherein the second data set is provided later in time than the first data set. The processing circuit is also configured to distribute the second data set to the t medical devices located within the child location, wherein a medical device identified by both the first data set and the second data set is configured to adopt the second data set.

    [0007] The present disclosure as defined by the claims is directed to a computer-implemented medical device management system comprising a data management system comprising analog and/or digital circuit components comprising discrete circuit elements and/or programmed integrated circuits. The medical device management system also comprises a medical device comprising a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over one or more networks with another medical device and/or with the data management system. The medical device management system also comprises a drug library configured to provide a default data set to be distributed by the data management system to a parent organization having at I child locations, wherein the locations collectively include medical devices identified by the first data set. The data management system is configured to receive a first user input via a user interface to distribute the first data set to the parent organization, to distribute the first data set to the medical devices located in the child locations within the parent organization, and to facilitate operation of the medical devices according to the first data set. The data management system is configured to provide a second data set provided by the drug library to be distributed to a child location when it receives a second user input to distribute the second data set to the child location, and is configured to then distribute the second data set to at least one target medical device located within the child location, including target medical devices identified by both the first data set and the second data set.

    Brief Description of the Drawings



    [0008] Features, aspects, and advantages of the present embodiments will become apparent from the following description, appended claims, and the accompanying exemplary embodiments shown in the drawings, which are briefly described below.

    Fig. 1 is a schematic diagram of a medical device management system, according to an example,

    Figs. 2A-2C are diagrammatic views showing data set distribution flow for a parent location and child location(s), according to several examples, wherein examples depicted in figures 2A and 2B are not intended to fall under the scope of protection as defined by the claims;

    Fig. 3 is a schematic view of an organizational structure of a health organization, including child hospitals and child hospital medical devices, according to an example;

    Figs. 4A-4E are illustrations of content on a user interface showing the steps performed by a user to set a distribution policy at a parent location level, according to an example,

    Figs. 5A-5D are illustrations of content on a user interface showing steps performed by a user to set a distribution policy at a child location level, according to an example;

    Figs. 6A-6B are illustrations of content on a user interface showing steps performed by a user to add a child location to an existing distribution policy, according to an example; and

    Fig. 7 is a block diagram of a data management system/server computer for processing medical device data for presentation on a user interface, according to an example.


    Detailed Description



    [0009] There are several aspects of the present subject matter which may be embodied separately or together in the devices and systems described and claimed below. These aspects may be employed alone or in combination with other aspects of the subject matter described herein, and the description of these aspects together is not intended to preclude the use of these aspects separately or the claiming of such aspects separately or in different combinations as set forth in the claims appended hereto.

    [0010] The following discloses example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture including, among other components, firmware and/or software executed on hardware. It should be noted that such methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are illustrative and should not be considered as limiting. For example, it is contemplated that any or all of these firmware, hardware, and/or software components could be embodied exclusively in hardware, exclusively in software, exclusively in firmware, or in any combination of hardware, software, and/or firmware. Accordingly, while the following describes example methods, apparatus, systems, and/or articles of manufacture, the examples provided are not the only way(s) to implement such methods, apparatus, systems, and/or articles of manufacture.

    [0011] When any of the appended claims are read to cover a purely software and/or firmware implementation, at least one of the elements is hereby expressly defined to include a tangible medium such as a memory, a digital video disc (DVD), compact disc (CD), BLU-RAY™, etc. storing the software and/or firmware.

    [0012] Some embodiments may enable healthcare facilities and/or hospitals to use default data set(s) for their medical devices rather than having to configure data sets each time for individual medical devices.

    [0013] Some embodiments may facilitate management of medical devices including blood collection or apheresis devices, infusion pumps, drug delivery pumps, and/or other medical devices. For example, an infusion pump may infuse fluids, medication, or nutrients into a patient. An infusion pump may be used intravenously, subcutaneously, arterially, and/or epidurally, for example. For example, an infusion pump may administer injections at a variety of rates (e.g., injections too small for an intravenous (IV) drip (e.g., 0.1 mL per hour), injections per minute, injections with repeated boluses, patient-controlled injections up to maximum number per hour, or injections of fluids whose volumes vary by time of day, etc.).

    [0014] In certain examples, an operator (e.g., a technician, nurse, etc.) may provide input regarding type of infusion, mode, and/or other device parameter. For example, continuous infusion may provide small pulses of infusion (e.g., between 500 nanoliters and 10 milliliters), with a pulse rate based on a programmed infusion speed. Intermittent infusion may alternate between a high infusion rate and a low infusion rate with timing programmable to keep a cannula open, for example. Patient-controlled infusion may provide on-demand infusion with a preprogrammed ceiling to avoid patient intoxication. The infusion rate may be controlled by a pressure pad or button that can be activated by the patient, for example. Infusion pumps may include large volume pumps (e.g., for nutrient solution delivery to feed a patient), small-volume pumps (e.g., for medicine delivery), etc.

    [0015] In some examples an operator or administrator may configure a medical device, such as an infusion pump, apheresis device, etc., and/or set one or more parameters for interaction between the device and a domain controller and/or a provider data management system. Certain examples may provide flexibility in facilitating operator and/or administrator (e.g., user) operation and configuration of a medical device while maintaining device reliability and security through new authorization protocols and systems.

    [0016] Some examples may facilitate distribution of a data set to a medical device, such as an infusion pump, apheresis device, etc., while the medical device is in operation (e.g., during infusion of a patient via the infusion pump, etc.). Certain examples may determine and/or update a data set distribution policy associated with a medical device data management system. If a data set distribution policy has been created, then a new or updated data set (e.g., derived from a new or updated drug library) may be distributed to one or more medical devices, even if one or more of the target medical devices are currently operating (e.g., pump(s) are currently infusing drug into a patient) and/or even if a pre-existing data set is associated with the target medical device(s).

    [0017] A data management system may interact with medical devices for flexible, remote configuration and operation while helping to ensure data and configuration safety and security, for example. An example of a data management system is described in greater detail in U.S. Patent Publication No. 2010/0049542. Medical device operation and data set distribution may be performed simultaneously.

    [0018] In certain examples, a data set may define an instruction set and/or drug settings for a medical device such as a "smart" infusion pump, apheresis device, etc. For example, "smart" infusion pumps may utilize a drug library and/or dose error reduction software to perform functions that assist healthcare providers with programming and calculating drug dose and delivery rates. The drug library may be a database and/or software that stores drug dosing information, including dosing limits, concentration, infusion parameters, and drug specific advisories, for example. A drug library may generate instructions to create a suitable data set and may help reduce or prevent medication errors and associated patient harm, for example. A data set generated by a drug library may be distributed to medical devices by downloading directly at the medical device or remotely over a network, e.g., from a data management system to multiple medical devices, etc.

    [0019] In some examples, drug libraries may let clinicians select medications and fluids from preloaded lists, which can be tailored to a healthcare facility, patient care area, etc. For example, a drug library profile used in an intensive care unit (ICU) may include vasoactive medications, but a drug library for a surgical unit may not include such medication. Some facilities may also integrate smart infusion devices with electronic medical records, computerized order entry systems, and/or medication barcode scanning systems. Integrating these systems with smart pumps may provide additional safety checks that may make administering medications safer. Healthcare facilities may choose to implement limitations, commonly called hard and soft limits (also referred to as dosing limits), on preselected drugs via the drug library. The limits set lower and upper bounds on dosage, infusion rate, etc., as defined by hospital, health system, clinic, etc. Infusion pumps and/or other devices may generate usage reports regarding how the pumps have been used, which drugs have been administered (e.g., type, frequency, dosage, total quantity, etc.), dose overrides, etc.

    [0020] Turning to Fig. 1, an example medical device management system 100 is shown. A data management system 110 may retrieve and/or generate instructions from a data library 120 (e.g., drug library) to form a data set 125. The data management system 110 may distribute the data set 125 to one or more target medical devices 130, 135 (e.g., pump(s), apheresis device(s), etc.) according to a specified distribution policy. The data set distribution may occur when a target medical device 130, 135 detects that the target data set 125 is different from its current data set. The data management system 110 may include a user interface 140 that provides for an authorized user to control and/or revise the data set 125. An authorized user may also control and/or revise the distribution policy governing distribution of the data set 125 via the user interface 140.

    [0021] An organization may have a specified data set distribution policy to govern what data sets are distributed and the various ways data sets are distributed. A specific data set may be distributed to multiple medical devices in an organization. A data set may also be distributed to a specific location (e.g, hospital, building, ward, room) and/or to specific types of medical devices (e.g, infusion pumps, apheresis devices, etc.). The distribution policy may also call for a default data set to be automatically associated with any newly added medical devices, according to the existing data set policy for its location. An example of data set distribution is described in greater detail in U.S. Patent Application No. 62/259,942.

    [0022] In the following it is referred to the examples Fig. 2A and Fig. 2B which are however not intended to fall under the scope as defined by the claims. Fig. 2A depicts an example of a distribution policy providing that when a data set is created for a parent location, e.g., organization, the data set is automatically inherited by each child location, e.g., hospital. Data Set A in the example in Fig. 2A may have been created for a health organization 20 by a data management system and a data/drug library. Data Set A may be configured to propagate to each child hospital 21a-21e per the distribution policy of the health organization 20 for Data Set A. Within each child hospital 21a-21e, Data Set A may be distributed into every medical device specified by Data Set A that is located within the child hospital. For example, if Data Set A specifies settings for Pump 1 and Pump 2, and child hospital 21a employs both Pumps 1 and Pumps 2, Data Set A may be distributed into every Pump 1 and every Pump 2 within child hospital 21a. Upon an authorized user's confirmation of the aforementioned distribution scheme for Data Set A, a data management system may automatically update all Pumps 1 and all Pumps 2 with the new data within Data Set A. The distribution of Data Set A to target devices may commence immediately after the data set policy is created or be programmed to commence at a later time. When a new pump is added later to a child hospital after distribution of Data Set A has completed, and the pump is a type that is specified by Data Set A, the new pump may automatically download Data Set A according to the existing data set policy for health organization 20.

    [0023] Fig. 2B illustrates an example of a data set inheritance policy in which the parent location is a hospital and the child location is a ward. Data Set A may be created for a parent hospital 30 by a data management system and a data/drug library. Data Set A may be configured to propagate to each ward 31a-31c per the distribution policy set for the parent hospital 30 for Data Set A. Within each ward, 31a-31c, Data Set A may be distributed into every medical device specified by Data Set A that is located within the ward. For example, if Data Set A specifies settings for Pump 1 and Pump 2, and ward 31a employs both Pumps 1 and Pumps 2, Data Set A may be distributed into every Pump 1 and every Pump 2 within ward 31a. Upon an authorized user's confirmation of the distribution scheme for Data Set A, a data management system may automatically update all Pumps 1 and all Pumps 2 with the new data within Data Set A. The distribution of Data Set A to target devices may commence immediately after the data set policy is created or be programmed to commence at a later time. When a new pump is added later to a ward after distribution of Data Set A has completed, and the pump is a type that is specified by Data Set A, the new pump may automatically download Data Set A according to the existing data set policy for parent hospital 30.

    [0024] Fig. 2C illustrates an example of a selective inheritance policy for different data sets in which the parent location has one data set policy and select child locations have another data set policy. Data Set A in the example in Fig. 2C may have been created for a health organization 20 by a data management system and a data/drug library. Data Set A may be configured to propagate to each child hospital or ward 21a-21e per the distribution policy of the health organization 20 for Data Set A. Within each child hospital or ward 21a-21e, Data Set A may be distributed into every medical device specified by Data Set A that is located within the child hospital or ward. One or more child location 21b, 21d may require having its own location-specific Data Set B that is different from Data Set A and may need the new Data Set B to be distributed to all target devices in its location. An authorized user may build or select a data set and a distribution policy for that data set to be distributed location-specifically.

    [0025] The distribution of a new Data Set B to select child locations 21b, 21d to which the previous Data Set A has already been distributed may be accomplished by overwriting Data Set A only in the specific child locations 21b, 21d. The distribution of Data Set B to target child locations 21b, 21d may also commence prior to completion of distribution of Data Set A to all child locations 21a-21e. In such an event, a data management system may first stop distribution of Data Set A for all target medical devices that have not yet received it and that have been specified as target devices 22b, 22d for new Data Set B. The target medical devices 22b, 22d may then be put on notice by the data management system regarding the identity of a new incoming data set policy and will require their new data set policy to be based on Data Set B. Distribution of Data Set B to target medical devices 22b, 22d may then commence. It can be seen from Fig. 2C that the target devices 22b, 22d impacted by the new policy initiated at the child location level will receive the new Data Set B but the other devices 22a, 22c, 22e in respective child locations 21a, 21c, 21e in the umbrella of parent organization 20 will still have Data Set A as distributed previously. Data set policies may thus be applied in a first-in-first-out (FIFO) order based on the time the policy was created. For example, in a FIFO situation where Data Set B and its distribution policy are created later in time than Data Set A and its distribution policy, then medical devices 22b, 22d that are target devices for both Data Set A and Data Set B will adopt the later created data set, i.e., Data Set B.

    EXAMPLES



    [0026] The following are examples of steps an authorized user may perform to set up, create, edit, and/or distribute a data set and/or distribution policy for a health organization and its child locations, using a user interface, such as the interface 140 depicted in Fig. 1, according to various examples. The user interface may comprise a monitor, keyboard, mouse, touch screen, voice/speech platform, and/or any suitable interface, that is in communication with a data management system, such as the system 110 depicted in Fig. 1.

    [0027] Fig. 3 illustrates an example organizational structure of a health organization 40 and its child hospitals 41a-41c and each child hospital's pumps 42a-42c for which an authorized user may set up, create, edit, and/or distribute a data set and/or distribution policy.

    [0028] In an example in which the user interface is a monitor or touch screen, Fig. 4A depicts content displayed on the screen that an authorized user may see within a configuration tab 51 on the screen. Fig. 4A shows that all child hospitals 41a-41c under health organization 40 are recognized and configured in the data management system. Fig. 4B depicts content displayed within a data sets tab 52. Data Set D is shown to be an available data set for the health organization 40. A distribution policy for Data Set D may be configured at the organizational level by selecting "By Organization" from a "Create Policy" drop down menu 58 on the screen. The next screen depicted by Fig. 4C lists health organization 40 and all of its child hospitals 41a-41c and each child hospital's pumps 42a-42c. To distribute Data Set D to all of organization 40, the authorized user may check the check box 53 next to health organization 40 and click the "Create" button 54 to create the distribution policy for Data Set D. The user may then confirm on the next screen shown in Fig. 4D the distribution of Data Set D. The next screen shown in Fig. 4E shows that all medical devices 42a-42c specified by Data Set D in organization 40 will receive Data Set D.

    [0029] A distribution policy for a specific data set may also be configured by an authorized user at the child location level by navigating to the screen depicted in Fig. 4B. A distribution policy for Data Set D may be configured at the child location level by selecting "By Hospitals" from the "Create Policy" drop down menu 58 on the screen shown in Fig. 5A. The next screen depicted by Fig. 5B lists all of the child hospitals 41a-41c under health organization 40. To distribute Data Set D to select child locations, for example, child location 41c, the authorized user may check the check box 55 next to child location 41c and click the "Create" button 56 to create the distribution policy for Data Set D. The user may then confirm on the next screen shown in Fig. 5C the distribution of Data Set D for child location 41c. The next screen shown in Fig. 5D shows that all medical devices 42c specified by Data Set D within child location 41c will receive Data Set D.

    [0030] After a data set policy is set for an organization, such as previously shown in Figs. 4A-4E, a new child location for the organization may be configured, and the new child location may automatically inherit the default data set for the organization. An authorized user may return to the configurations tab 51 shown in Fig. 4A. The "Create Hospital" button 57 may be used to add a new child location and its associated medical devices. Fig. 6A shows child hospital 41d having been added to the health organization. Selecting the data sets tab 52, the user can see in the screen shown in Fig. 6B that Data Set D, which is the default data set for organization 40, has been inherited by child location 41d, according to the existing data set distribution policy for organization 40.

    [0031] Fig. 7 is a block diagram of a data management system and/or server computer for processing medical device data for presentation on a display, according to an illustrative example. In alternate examples, the systems and methods described herein may be implemented on a single server computer, a plurality of server computers, a server farm, a cloud server environment, or using other computer resources. Data management system/server 110 and medical devices 130, 135 may comprise analog and/or digital circuit components forming processing circuits configured to perform the steps described herein. The processing circuits may comprise discrete circuit elements and/or programmed integrated circuits, such as one or more microprocessors, microcontrollers, analog-to-digital converters, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), programmable logic, printed circuit boards, and/or other circuit components. Data management system/server 110 and medical devices 130, 135 may each comprise a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over one or more networks with each other and/or with other device. The network interface circuit may comprise digital and/or analog circuit components configured to perform network communications functions. The networks may comprise one or more of a wide variety of networks, such as wired or wireless networks, wide area- local-area or personal-area networks, proprietary or standards-based networks, etc. The networks may comprise networks such as an Ethernet network, networks operated according to Bluetooth protocols, IEEE 802.11x protocols, cellular (TDMA, CDMA, GSM) networks, or other network protocols. The network interface circuits may be configured for communication of one or more of these networks and may be implemented in one or more different sub-circuits, such as network communication cards, internal or external communication modules, etc.

    [0032] According to one example, storage of the infusion data records may be implemented on a database coupled to or part of data management system/server 110. The database may be a DBMS hosted on a server host platform, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, etc.

    [0033] Referring again to Fig. 7, a block diagram of an example processor system 510 is shown that can be used to implement systems, articles of manufacture, and methods described herein. As shown in Fig. 7, the processor system 510 includes a processor 512 that is coupled to an interconnection bus 514. The processor 512 can be any suitable processor, processing unit, or microprocessor, for example. Although not shown in Fig. 7, the system 510 can be a multiprocessor system and, thus, can include one or more additional processors that are identical or similar to the processor 512 and that are communicatively coupled to the interconnection bus 514.

    [0034] The processor 512 of Fig. 7 is coupled to a chipset 518, which includes a memory controller 520 and an input/output ("I/0") controller 522. A chipset may provide I/0 and memory management functions as well as a plurality of general purpose and/or special purpose registers, timers, etc. that are accessible or used by one or more processors coupled to the chipset 518. The memory controller 520 performs functions that enable the processor circuit 512 (or processors if there are multiple processors) to access a system memory 524 and a mass storage memory 525.

    [0035] The system memory 524 can include any desired type of volatile and/or non-volatile memory such as, for example, static random access memory (SRAM), dynamic random access memory (DRAM), flash memory, read-only memory (ROM), etc. The mass storage memory 525 can include any desired type of mass storage device including hard disk drives, optical drives, tape storage devices, etc.

    [0036] The I/0 controller 522 performs functions that enable the processor 512 to communicate with peripheral input/output ("I/0") devices 526 and 528 and a network interface 530 via an I/0 bus 532. The I/0 devices 526 and 528 can be any desired type of I/0 device such as, for example, a keyboard, a video display or monitor, a mouse, etc. The network interface 530 can be, for example, an Ethernet device, an asynchronous transfer mode device, an 802.11 device, a DSL modem, a cable modem, a cellular modem, etc. that enables the processor system 510 to communicate with another processor system.

    [0037] While the memory controller 520 and the I/0 controller 522 are depicted in Fig. 7 as separate blocks within the chipset 518, the functions performed by these blocks can be integrated within a single semiconductor circuit or can be implemented using two or more separate integrated circuits.

    [0038] Certain examples contemplate methods, systems and computer program products on any machine-readable media to implement functionality described above. Certain examples can be implemented using an existing computer processor, or by a special purpose computer processor incorporated for this or another purpose or by a hardwired and/or firmware system, for example.

    [0039] Some or all of the system, apparatus, and/or article of manufacture components described above, or parts thereof, can be implemented using instructions, code, and/or other software and/or firmware, etc. stored on a tangible machine accessible or readable medium and executable by, for example, a processor system (e.g., the example processor system 510 of Fig. 7). Tangible computer readable media include a memory, DVD, CD, etc. storing the software and/or firmware, but do not include a propagating signal.

    [0040] As used herein, the term tangible computer readable medium includes any type of computer readable storage and excludes propagating signals. Additionally or alternatively, the example processes described herein may be implemented using coded instructions (e.g., computer readable instructions) stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium such as a hard disk drive, a flash memory, a read-only memory, a compact disk, a digital versatile disk, a cache, a random-access memory and/or any other storage media in which information is stored for any duration (e.g., for extended time periods, permanently, brief instances, for temporarily buffering, and/or for caching of the information).

    [0041] The embodiments disclosed herein are for the purpose of providing a description of the present subject matter, and it is understood that the subject matter may be embodied in various other forms and combinations not shown in detail. Therefore, specific embodiments and features disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting the subject matter as defined in the accompanying claims.

    [0042] The embodiments disclosed herein are for the purpose of providing a description of the present subject matter, and it is understood that the subject matter may be embodied in various other forms and combinations not shown in detail. Therefore, specific embodiments and features disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting the subject matter as defined in the accompanying claims.


    Claims

    1. A computer-implemented medical device management method for distributing data sets to a plurality of medical devices (22a-e) in child locations (21a-e), which are child hospitals or wards, of a health parent organization (20), said method comprising:

    providing a first Data set A that has been created for the health parent organization (20) by a data management system (110) and a drug library;

    receiving a first user input via a user interface (140) to distribute the first Data set A to the health parent organization (20) ;

    distributing the first Data set A to the medical devices (22a-e) specified by Data set A located within the child locations (21a-e) within the health parent organization (20) per distribution policy of the health parent organization (20) for Data set A;

    facilitating operation of target medical devices (22a-e) according to the first Data set A;

    providing a second location specific Data set B that is different from Data set A and that is to be distributed to medical devices (22b, 22d) in select child locations (21b, 21 d);

    receiving a second user input to distribute the second Data set B to the select child locations (21b, 21d), wherein the second user input is received after the first user input;

    commencing distribution of the second data set B to said select child locations (21b, 21d) prior to completion of distribution of data set A to all child locations (21a-21e),

    wherein the data management system (110) stops distribution of Data set A for all target medical devices that have not yet received Data set A and that have been specified as target devices (22b, 22d) for second data set B in said select child locations (21, 21d);

    such that target medical devices (22b, 22d) in said select child locations (21b, 21d) receive the new data set B but the other medical devices (22a, 22c, 22e) in child locations (21a, 21c, 21e) still have Data set A as distributed previously.


     
    2. The method of claim 1, wherein the target medical devices (22b, 22d) in said select child locations (21b, 21d) are put on notice by the data management system regarding the identity of a new incoming data set policy and require their new data set policy to be based on Data set B.
     
    3. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

    receiving a user input to add a new medical device to at least one child location (22a-e), wherein the new medical device is a type identified by the first Data set A;

    automatically distributing the first Data set A to the new medical device located at the at least one child location (22a-e) and facilitating operation of the new medical device according to the first data set.


     
    4. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

    receiving a user input to add a new medical device at the at least one child location (22a-e), wherein the new medical device is a type identified by both the first and second data sets A, B;

    distributing the second data set B to the new medical device located in a select child location (21b,21d) and facilitating operation of the new medical device according to the second data set B.


     
    5. The method of claim 1, wherein the at least one target medical device further comprises at least one of a blood collection device, an apheresis device, an infusion pump, and a drug delivery pump.
     
    6. The method of claim 1, wherein the drug library further comprises a database and/or software that stores at least one of drug dosing information, dosing limits, concentration, infusion parameters, and drug specific advisories.
     
    7. The method of any of claims 1-6, wherein the method is performed by a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over a network and a processing circuit configured to:

    provide a first Data set A that has been created for the health parent organization (20) by a data management system (110) and a drug library;

    receive a first user input via a user interface (140) to distribute the first Data set A to the health parent organization (20) ;

    distribute the first Data set A to the medical devices (22a-e) specified by Data set A located within the child locations (21a-e) within the health parent organization (20) per distribution policy of the health parent organization (20) for Data set A;

    facilitate operation of target medical devices (22a-e) according to the first Data set A;

    provide a second location specific Data set B that is different from Data set A and that is to be distributed to medical devices (22b, 22d) in select child locations (21b, 21d);

    receive a second user input to distribute the second Data set B to the select child locations (21b, 21d), wherein the second user input is received after the first user input;

    commence distribution of the second data set B to said select child locations (21b, 21d) prior to completion of distribution of data set A to all child locations (21a-21e),

    wherein the data management system (110) stops distribution of Data set A for all target medical devices that have not yet received Data set A and that have been specified as target devices (22b, 22d) for second data set B in said select child locations (21, 21d);

    such that target medical devices (22b, 22d) in said select child locations (21b, 21d) receive the new data set B but the other medical devices (22a, 22c, 22e) in child locations (21a, 21c, 21e) still have Data set A as distributed previously.


     
    8. The method of claim 7, wherein the processing circuit is further configured to: add a new medical device at a child location, wherein the new medical device is a type identified by both the first and second data sets A, B; and distribute the second data set B to the new medical device located at the child location and facilitate operation of the new medical device according to the second data set B.
     
    9. The method of claim 7, wherein the drug library further comprises a database and/or software that stores at least one of drug dosing information, dosing limits, concentration, infusion parameters, and drug specific advisories.
     
    10. A computer-implemented medical device management system comprising:

    a data management system comprising analog and/or digital circuit components comprising discrete circuit elements and/or programmed integrated circuits;

    a medical device comprising a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over one or more networks with another medical device and/or with the data management system;

    wherein the data management system is configured to:

    provide a first Data set A that has been created for the health parent organization (20) by the data management system (110) and a drug library;

    receive a first user input via a user interface (140) to distribute the first Data set A to the health parent organization (20) ;

    distribute the first Data set A to the medical devices (22a-e) specified by Data set A located within the child locations (21a-e) within the health parent organization (20) per distribution policy of the health parent organization (20) for Data set A;

    facilitate operation of target medical devices (22a-e) according to the first Data set A;

    provide a second location specific Data set B that is different from Data set A and that is to be distributed to medical devices (22b, 22d) in select child locations (21b, 21d);

    receive a second user input to distribute the second Data set B to the select child locations (21b, 21d), wherein the second user input is received after the first user input;

    commence distribution of the second data set B to said select child locations (21b, 21d) prior to completion of distribution of data set A to all child locations (21a-21e),

    wherein the data management system (110) stops distribution of Data set A for all target medical devices that have not yet received Data set A and that have been specified as target devices (22b, 22d) for second data set B in said select child locations (21, 21d);

    such that target medical devices (22b, 22d) in said select child locations (21b, 21d) receive the new data set B but the other medical devices (22a, 22c, 22e) in child locations (21a, 21c, 21e) still have Data set A as distributed previously.


     
    11. The computer-implemented medical device management system of claim 10, wherein the data management system, upon receiving user input to add a new medical device at a child location, is configured to automatically distribute the second data set B to the new medical device and to facilitate operation of the new medical device according to the second data set B.
     
    12. The system of claim 10, wherein the health parent organization (20) comprises a hospital, and the at least one child location comprises a ward.
     
    13. The system of claim 10, wherein the at least one target medical device further comprises at least one of a blood collection device, an apheresis device, an infusion pump, and a drug delivery pump.
     
    14. The computer-implemented medical device management system of claim 10, wherein the drug library further comprises a database and/or software that stores at least one of drug dosing information, dosing limits, concentration, infusion parameters, and drug specific advisories.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Computerimplementiertes Verwaltungsverfahren für medizinische Vorrichtungen zur Verteilung von Datensätzen an eine Mehrzahl von medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a-e) in untergeordneten Stätten (21a-e) einer übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20), die untergeordnete Krankenhäuser oder Krankenhausabteilungen sind, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

    Bereitstellen eines ersten Datensatzes A, der für die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20) durch ein Datenverwaltungssystem (110) erstellt wurde, und einer Arzneimittelbibliothek;

    Empfangen einer ersten Benutzereingabe über eine Benutzerschnittstelle (140) zum Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20);

    Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a-e), die durch den Datensatz A spezifiziert werden und sich innerhalb der untergeordneten Stätten (21a-e) innerhalb der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) befinden, gemäß einer Verteilungsrichtlinie der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) für den Datensatz A;

    Ermöglichen von Betrieb von medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen (22a-e) gemäß dem ersten Datensatz A;

    Bereitstellen eines zweiten stättenspezifischen Datensatzes B, der vom Datensatz A verschieden ist und an medizinische Vorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) verteilt werden soll;

    Empfangen einer zweiten Benutzereingabe zum Verteilen des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d), wobei die zweite Benutzereingabe nach der ersten Benutzereingabe empfangen wird;

    Beginnen mit der Verteilung des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) vor Abschluss der Verteilung von Datensatz A an alle untergeordneten Stätten (21a-21e),

    wobei das Datenverwaltungssystem (110) für alle medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen, die noch keinen Datensatz A empfangen haben und die als Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) für den zweiten Datensatz B in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21, 21d) spezifiziert wurden, die Verteilung von Datensatz A stoppt;

    derart dass medizinische Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) den neuen Datensatz B empfangen, aber die anderen medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a, 22c, 22e) in untergeordneten Stätten (21a, 21c, 21e) immer noch den Datensatz A aufweisen, wie zuvor verteilt.


     
    2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) durch das Datenverwaltungssystem hinsichtlich der Identität einer Richtlinie für einen neuen ankommenden Datensatz in Kenntnis gesetzt werden und eines Basierens der Richtlinie für ihren neuen Datensatz auf Datensatz B bedürfen.
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:

    Empfangen einer Benutzereingabe zum Hinzufügen einer neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung zu mindestens einer untergeordneten Stätte (22a-e), wobei die neue medizinische Vorrichtung ein Typ ist, der durch den ersten Datensatz A identifiziert wird;

    automatisches Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die neue medizinische Vorrichtung, die sich an der mindestens einen untergeordneten Stätte (22a-e) befindet, und Ermöglichen von Betrieb der neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung gemäß dem ersten Datensatz.


     
    4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:

    Empfangen einer Benutzereingabe zum Hinzufügen einer neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung zu der mindestens einen untergeordneten Stätte (22a-e), wobei die neue medizinische Vorrichtung ein Typ ist, der sowohl durch den ersten als auch durch den zweiten Datensatz A, B identifiziert wird;

    Verteilen des zweiten Datensatzes B an die neue medizinische Vorrichtung, die sich in einer ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätte (21b-21d) befindet, und Ermöglichen von Betrieb der neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung gemäß dem zweiten Datensatz B.


     
    5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die mindestens eine medizinische Zielvorrichtung ferner mindestens eine von einer Blutabnahmevorrichtung, einer Apherese-Vorrichtung, einer Infusionspumpe und einer Arzneimittelverabreichungspumpe umfasst.
     
    6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Arzneimittelbibliothek ferner eine Datenbank und/oder Software umfasst, die mindestens welche von Arzneimitteldosierungsinformationen, Dosierungsgrenzen, Konzentrationen, Infusionsparametern und arzneimittelspezifischen Empfehlungen speichert.
     
    7. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6, wobei das Verfahren durch eine Netzwerkschnittstellenschaltung zum Bereitstellen von Kommunikation über eine Netzwerk und eine Verarbeitungsschaltung durchgeführt wird, die konfiguriert ist zum:

    Bereitstellen eines ersten Datensatzes A, der für die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20) durch ein Datenverwaltungssystem (110) erstellt wurde, und einer Arzneimittelbibliothek;

    Empfangen einer ersten Benutzereingabe über eine Benutzerschnittstelle (140) zum Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20);

    Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a-e), die durch den Datensatz A spezifiziert werden und sich innerhalb der untergeordneten Stätten (21a-e) innerhalb der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) befinden, gemäß einer Verteilungsrichtlinie der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) für den Datensatz A;

    Ermöglichen von Betrieb von medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen (22a-e) gemäß dem ersten Datensatz A;

    Bereitstellen eines zweiten stättenpezifischen Datensatzes B, der vom Datensatz A verschieden ist und an medizinische Vorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) verteilt werden soll;

    Empfangen einer zweiten Benutzereingabe zum Verteilen des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d), wobei die zweite Benutzereingabe nach der ersten Benutzereingabe empfangen wird;

    Beginnen mit der Verteilung des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) vor Abschluss der Verteilung von Datensatz A an alle untergeordneten Stätten (21a-21e),

    wobei das Datenverwaltungssystem (110) für alle medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen, die noch keinen Datensatz A empfangen haben und die als Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) für den zweiten Datensatz B in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21, 21d) spezifiziert wurden, die Verteilung von Datensatz A stoppt;

    derart dass medizinische Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) den neuen Datensatz B empfangen, aber die anderen medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a, 22c, 22e) in untergeordneten Stätten (21a, 21c, 21e) immer noch den Datensatz A aufweisen, wie zuvor verteilt.


     
    8. Verfahren nach Anspruch 7, wobei die Verarbeitungsschaltung ferner konfiguriert ist zum: Hinzufügen einer neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung an einer untergeordneten Stätte, wobei die neue medizinische Vorrichtung ein Typ ist, der sowohl durch den ersten als auch den zweiten Datensatz A, B identifiziert wird; und Verteilen des zweiten Datensatzes B an die neue medizinischen Vorrichtung, die sich an der untergeordneten Stätte befindet, und Ermöglichen von Betrieb der neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung gemäß dem zweiten Datensatz B.
     
    9. Verfahren nach Anspruch 7, wobei die Arzneimittelbibliothek ferner eine Datenbank und/oder Software umfasst, die mindestens welche von Arzneimitteldosierungsinformationen, Dosierungsgrenzen, Konzentrationen, Infusionsparametern und arzneimittelspezifischen Empfehlungen speichert.
     
    10. Computerimplementiertes Verwaltungssystem für medizinische Vorrichtungen, umfassend:

    ein Datenverwaltungssystem, das analoge und/oder digitale Schaltungskomponenten umfasst, die diskrete Schaltungselemente und/oder programmierte integrierte Schaltungen umfassen;

    eine medizinische Vorrichtung, die eine Netzwerkschnittstellenschaltung umfasst, die zum Bereitstellen von Kommunikation über ein oder mehrere Netzwerke mit einer anderen medizinischen Vorrichtung und/oder mit dem Datenverwaltungssystem konfiguriert ist;

    wobei das Datenverarbeitungssystem konfiguriert ist zum:

    Bereitstellen eines ersten Datensatzes A, der für die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20) durch das Datenverwaltungssystem (110) erstellt wurde, und einer Arzneimittelbibliothek;

    Empfangen einer ersten Benutzereingabe über eine Benutzerschnittstelle (140) zum Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20);

    Verteilen des ersten Datensatzes A an die medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a-e), die durch den Datensatz A spezifiziert werden und sich innerhalb der untergeordneten Stätten (21a-e) innerhalb der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) befinden, gemäß einer Verteilungsrichtlinie der übergeordneten Gesundheitsorganisation (20) für den Datensatz A;

    Ermöglichen von Betrieb von medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen (22a-e) gemäß dem ersten Datensatz A;

    Bereitstellen eines zweiten stättenpezifischen Datensatzes B, der vom Datensatz A verschieden ist und an medizinische Vorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) verteilt werden soll;

    Empfangen einer zweiten Benutzereingabe zum Verteilen des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d), wobei die zweite Benutzereingabe nach der ersten Benutzereingabe empfangen wird;

    Beginnen mit der Verteilung des zweiten Datensatzes B an die ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) vor Abschluss der Verteilung von Datensatz A an alle untergeordneten Stätten (21a-21e),

    wobei das Datenverwaltungssystem (110) für alle medizinischen Zielvorrichtungen, die noch keinen Datensatz A empfangen haben und die als Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) für den zweiten Datensatz B in den ausgewählten untergeordneten Stätten (21, 21d) spezifiziert wurden, die Verteilung von Datensatz A stoppt;

    derart dass medizinische Zielvorrichtungen (22b, 22d) in den untergeordneten Stätten (21b, 21d) den neuen Datensatz B empfangen, aber die anderen medizinischen Vorrichtungen (22a, 22c, 22e) in untergeordneten Stätten (21a, 21c, 21e) immer noch den Datensatz A aufweisen, wie zuvor verteilt.


     
    11. Computerimplementiertes Verwaltungssystem für medizinische Vorrichtungen nach Anspruch 10, wobei das Datenverwaltungssystem so konfiguriert ist, dass es bei Empfang einer Benutzereingabe zum Hinzufügen einer neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung an einer untergeordneten Stätte den zweiten Datensatz B automatisch an die neue medizinische Vorrichtung verteilt und Betrieb der neuen medizinischen Vorrichtung gemäß dem zweiten Datensatz B ermöglicht.
     
    12. System nach Anspruch 10, wobei die übergeordnete Gesundheitsorganisation (20) ein Krankenhaus umfasst, und die mindestens eine untergeordnete Stätte eine Krankenhausabteilung umfasst.
     
    13. System nach Anspruch 10, wobei die mindestens eine medizinische Zielvorrichtung ferner mindestens eine von einer Blutabnahmevorrichtung, einer Apherese-Vorrichtung, einer Infusionspumpe und einer Arzneimittelverabreichungspumpe umfasst.
     
    14. Computerimplementiertes Verwaltungssystem für medizinische Vorrichtungen nach Anspruch 10, wobei die Arzneimittelbibliothek ferner eine Datenbank und/oder Software umfasst, die mindestens welche von Arzneimitteldosierungsinformationen, Dosierungsgrenzen, Konzentrationen, Infusionsparametern und arzneimittelspezifischen Empfehlungen speichert.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de gestion de dispositifs médicaux mis en oeuvre par ordinateur pour distribuer des ensembles de données à une pluralité de dispositifs médicaux (22a-e) dans des emplacements enfants (21a-e), qui sont des hôpitaux ou des services enfants, d'une organisation parent de santé (20), ledit procédé comprenant :

    la fourniture d'un premier ensemble de données A qui a été créé pour l'organisation parent de santé (20) par un système de gestion de données (110) et d'une bibliothèque de médicaments ;

    la réception d'une première entrée utilisateur via une interface utilisateur (140) pour distribuer le premier ensemble de données A à l'organisation parent de santé (20) ;

    la distribution du premier ensemble de données A aux dispositifs médicaux (22a-e) spécifiés par l'ensemble de données A situés aux emplacements enfants (21a-e) de l'organisation parent de santé (20) selon la politique de distribution de l'organisation parent de santé (20) de l'ensemble de données A ;

    la facilitation du fonctionnement des dispositifs médicaux cibles (22a-e) conformément au premier ensemble de données A ;

    la fourniture d'un deuxième ensemble de données B spécifique à un emplacement, qui est différent de l'ensemble de données A et qui doit être distribué aux dispositifs médicaux (22b, 22d) à des emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) ;

    la réception d'une deuxième entrée utilisateur pour distribuer le deuxième ensemble de données B aux emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d), la deuxième entrée utilisateur étant reçue après la première entrée utilisateur ;

    le commencement de la distribution du deuxième ensemble de données B audit emplacement enfant sélectionné (21b, 21d) avant la fin de la distribution de l'ensemble de données A à tous les emplacements enfants (21a-21e),

    le système de gestion de données (110) arrêtant la distribution de l'ensemble de données A pour tous les dispositifs médicaux cibles qui n'ont pas encore reçu l'ensemble de données A et qui ont été spécifiés comme dispositifs cibles (22b, 22d) pour le deuxième ensemble de données B auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21, 21d) ;

    de telle sorte que les dispositifs médicaux cibles (22b, 22d) auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) reçoivent le nouvel ensemble de données B mais que les autres dispositifs médicaux (22a, 22c, 22e) aux emplacements enfants (21a, 21c, 21e) ont toujours l'ensemble de données A tel que distribué précédemment.


     
    2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, les dispositifs médicaux cibles (22b, 22d) auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) étant mis en garde par le système de gestion de données concernant l'identité d'une nouvelle politique d'ensemble de données entrant et exigeant que leur nouvelle politique d'ensemble de données soit basée sur l'ensemble de données B.
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

    la réception d'une entrée utilisateur pour ajouter un nouveau dispositif médical à au moins un emplacement enfant (22a-e), le nouveau dispositif médical étant un type identifié par le premier ensemble de données A ;

    la distribution de manière automatique du premier ensemble de données A au nouveau dispositif médical situé à l'au moins un emplacement enfant (22a-e) et la facilitation du fonctionnement du nouveau dispositif médical conformément au premier ensemble de données.


     
    4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

    la réception d'une entrée utilisateur pour ajouter un nouveau dispositif médical à l'au moins un emplacement enfant (22a-e), le nouveau dispositif médical étant un type identifié à la fois par les premier et deuxième ensembles de données A, B ;

    la distribution du deuxième ensemble de données B au nouveau dispositif médical situé à un emplacement enfant sélectionné (21b, 21d) et la facilitation de l'utilisation du nouveau dispositif médical conformément au deuxième ensemble de données B.


     
    5. Procédé selon la revendication 1, l'au moins un dispositif médical cible comprenant en outre au moins un dispositif parmi un dispositif de prélèvement sanguin, un dispositif d'aphérèse, une pompe à perfusion et une pompe d'administration de médicament.
     
    6. Procédé selon la revendication 1, la bibliothèque de médicaments comprenant en outre une base de données et/ou un logiciel qui stocke au moins l'un parmi des informations de dosage de médicaments, des limites de dosage, des concentrations, des paramètres de perfusion et des avis spécifiques sur des médicaments.
     
    7. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 6, le procédé étant réalisé par un circuit d'interface réseau configuré pour fournir des communications sur un réseau et un circuit de traitement configuré pour :

    fournir un premier ensemble de données A qui a été créé pour l'organisation parent de santé (20) par un système de gestion de données (110) et une bibliothèque de médicaments ;

    recevoir une première entrée utilisateur via une interface utilisateur (140) pour distribuer le premier ensemble de données A à l'organisation parent de santé (20) ;

    distribuer le premier ensemble de données A aux dispositifs médicaux (22a-e) spécifiés par l'ensemble de données A situés aux emplacements enfants (21a-e) dans l'organisation parent de santé (20) selon la politique de distribution de l'organisation parent de santé (20) de l'ensemble de données A ;

    faciliter le fonctionnement des dispositifs médicaux cibles (22a-e) conformément au premier ensemble de données A ;

    fournir un deuxième ensemble de données B spécifique à un emplacement, qui est différent de l'ensemble de données A et qui doit être distribué aux dispositifs médicaux (22b, 22d) à des emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) ;

    recevoir une deuxième entrée utilisateur pour distribuer le deuxième ensemble de données B aux emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d), la deuxième entrée utilisateur étant reçue après la première entrée utilisateur ;

    commencer la distribution du deuxième ensemble de données B auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) avant la fin de la distribution de l'ensemble de données A à tous les emplacements enfants (21a-21e), le système de gestion de données (110) arrêtant la distribution de l'ensemble de données A pour tous les dispositifs médicaux cibles qui n'ont pas encore reçu l'ensemble de données A et qui ont été spécifiés comme dispositifs cibles (22b, 22d) pour le deuxième ensemble de données B auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21, 21d) ;

    de telle sorte que les dispositifs médicaux cibles (22b, 22d) auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) reçoivent le nouvel ensemble de données B mais les autres dispositifs médicaux (22a, 22c, 22e) aux emplacements enfants (21a, 21c, 21e) ont toujours l'ensemble de données A tel que distribué précédemment.


     
    8. Procédé selon la revendication 7, le circuit de traitement étant en outre configuré pour :

    ajouter un nouveau dispositif médical à un emplacement enfant, le nouveau dispositif médical étant un type identifié à la fois par les premier et deuxième ensembles de données A, B ; et

    distribuer le deuxième ensemble de données B au nouveau dispositif médical situé à l'emplacement enfant et faciliter l'utilisation du nouveau dispositif médical conformément au deuxième ensemble de données B.


     
    9. Procédé selon la revendication 7, la bibliothèque de médicaments comprenant en outre une base de données et/ou un logiciel qui stocke au moins l'un parmi des informations de dosage de médicaments, des limites de dosage, des concentrations, des paramètres de perfusion et des avis spécifiques sur des médicaments.
     
    10. Système de gestion de dispositifs médicaux mis en oeuvre par ordinateur comprenant :

    un système de gestion de données comprenant des composants de circuits analogiques et/ou numériques comprenant des éléments de circuits discrets et/ou des circuits intégrés programmés ;

    un dispositif médical comprenant un circuit d'interface réseau configuré pour assurer des communications sur un ou plusieurs réseaux avec un autre dispositif médical et/ou avec le système de gestion de données ;

    le système de gestion de données étant configuré pour :

    fournir un premier ensemble de données A qui a été créé pour l'organisation parent de santé (20) par le système de gestion de données (110) et une bibliothèque de médicaments ;

    recevoir une première entrée utilisateur via une interface utilisateur (140) pour distribuer le premier ensemble de données A à l'organisation parent de santé (20) ;

    distribuer le premier ensemble de données A aux dispositifs médicaux (22a-e) spécifiés par l'ensemble de données A situés aux emplacements enfants (21a-e) dans l'organisation parent de santé (20) selon la politique de distribution de l'organisation parent de santé (20) de l'ensemble de données A ;

    faciliter le fonctionnement des dispositifs médicaux cibles (22a-e) conformément au premier ensemble de données A ;

    fournir un deuxième ensemble de données B spécifique à un emplacement, qui est différent de l'ensemble de données A et qui doit être distribué aux dispositifs médicaux (22b, 22d) à des emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) ;

    recevoir une deuxième entrée utilisateur pour distribuer le deuxième ensemble de données B aux emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d), la deuxième entrée utilisateur étant reçue après la première entrée utilisateur ;

    commencer la distribution du deuxième ensemble de données B auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) avant la fin de la distribution de l'ensemble de données A à tous les emplacements enfants (21a-21e),

    le système de gestion de données (110) arrêtant la distribution de l'ensemble de données A pour tous les dispositifs médicaux cibles qui n'ont pas encore reçu l'ensemble de données A et qui ont été spécifiés comme dispositifs cibles (22b, 22d) pour le deuxième ensemble de données B auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21, 21d) ;

    de telle sorte que les dispositifs médicaux cibles (22b, 22d) auxdits emplacements enfants sélectionnés (21b, 21d) reçoivent le nouvel ensemble de données B mais les autres dispositifs médicaux (22a, 22c, 22e) aux emplacements enfants (21a, 21c, 21e) ont toujours l'ensemble de données A tel que distribué précédemment.


     
    11. Système de gestion de dispositif médical mis en oeuvre par ordinateur selon la revendication 10, le système de gestion de données, lorsqu'il reçoit une entrée utilisateur pour ajouter un nouveau dispositif médical à un emplacement enfant, étant configuré pour distribuer automatiquement le deuxième ensemble de données B au nouveau dispositif médical et pour faciliter le fonctionnement du nouveau dispositif médical conformément au deuxième ensemble de données B.
     
    12. Système selon la revendication 10, l'organisation parent de santé (20) comprenant un hôpital, et l'au moins un emplacement enfant comprenant une salle.
     
    13. Système selon la revendication 10, l'au moins un dispositif médical cible comprenant en outre au moins un dispositif parmi un dispositif de prélèvement sanguin, un dispositif d'aphérèse, une pompe à perfusion et une pompe d'administration de médicament.
     
    14. Système de gestion de dispositifs médicaux mis en oeuvre par ordinateur selon la revendication 10, la bibliothèque de médicaments comprenant en outre une base de données et/ou un logiciel qui stocke au moins l'un parmi des informations de dosage de médicaments, des limites de dosage, des concentrations, des paramètres de perfusion et des avis spécifiques sur des médicaments.
     




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