The Health Care Blog posted a story last week about another focus of the CodeBlue project, the capture and communications of ambulance-based patient data to receiving hospitals. Matthew talked with Mark Gaynor of Boston University and 10Blade Inc.

Mark from Boston is building a sensor based application that talks HL7 (open
standards) to all systems so that an air ambulance company (Boston
MedFlight) can gather data in advance of hospital admission. Thus they
need to build a sensor gateway. All the filtering (how many times you
get information per minute from the sensor) can happen in the gateway
or even in the application (so doesnt need to be in the sensor). Data
mining can be done later. They’ve also built some of their own monitors
and have allowed Welch-Allyn and others to connect.

Be sure to check out the system diagrams.