Health informatics - Personal health device communication - Part 10418: Device specialization: International Normalized Ratio (INR) monitor
|Publication Date:||1 March 2014|
|ICS Code (IT applications in health care technology):||35.240.80|
The scope of this standard is to establish a normative definition of communication between personal telehealth International Normalized Ratio (INR) devices (agents) and managers (e.g. cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, and set top boxes) in a manner that enables plug-and-play interoperability. It leverages work done in other ISO/IEEE 11073 standards including existing terminology, information profiles, application profile standards, and transport standards. It specifies the use of specific term codes, formats, and behaviors in telehealth environments restricting optionality in base frameworks in favor of interoperability. This standard defines a common core of functionality of INR devices.
In the context of personal health devices, INR monitoring refers to the measurement of the prothrombin time (PT) that is used to assess the level of anticoagulant therapy and its presentation as the International Normalized Ratio compared to the prothrombin time of normal blood plasma. Applications of the INR monitor include the management of the therapeutic level of anticoagulant used in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
This standard provides the data modeling and its transport shim layer according to IEEE Std 11073-20601aTM-20101 and does not specify the measurement method.
This standard addresses a need for an openly defined, independent standard for controlling information exchange to and from personal health devices (agents) and managers (e.g., cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, and set top boxes). Interoperability is key to growing the potential market for these devices and to enabling people to be better informed participants in the management of their health.
1 Information on references can be found in Clause 2.