The medical device industry has witnessed significant expansion over the past 40 years resulting in a wide range of portable and fully digital products that affect the entire health care delivery continuum. In this discussion, you will look at the various types of medical device products from the perspective of the many branches of medicine, such as cardiology, dermatology, etc.
To prepare for this Discussion, search the Internet for information on medical devices, such as might be found at AMD Telemedicine and U.S. FDA Medical Devices. Also search for information on digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM), as might be found at the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Web site.
For this Discussion, answer the following questions:
What are the challenges of medical device data capture? Consider the size of the output of different medical devices, such as a radiology device compared to that of a cardiac device, and how output can be integrated into an EMR.
What do you think the purpose and function of the DICOM standard are, as applied to medical images generated by radiological devices?