Plug-and-play devices could help prevent medical errors

07/10/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review

If medical devices were better able to communicate with each other, data could be shared more easily and that could reduce errors and improve patient care. The ability to "plug and play" any device into any room in a hospital would improve patient care, according to a surgeon who works on information integration at the Veterans Health Administration and Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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