Medtronic - Bidirectional integration of a medical device

Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a repair shop for medical devices by Earl Bakken and Palmer Hermundslie. Since then they have grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way wasting, chronic diseases are treated.

Description | business case

Medtronic asked hict to perform, together with themselves and a number of pilote hospitals, an extensive analysis and to develop an architectural model in order to realise a complete bidirectional integration with both the hospital information system (HIS) and the result server.


The first part of the integration is aimed towards the EMG device. Based on messages received from the planning system of the HIS, the component needs to be able to create and manage the action list of the device.

The second part of the integration is aimed towards the hospital infrastructure. The results of the EMG device are read in and sent to the result server of the hospital in the form of HL7 messages.


In collaboration with Medtronic and the pilote hospitals hict developed the architectural model. Meanwhile this model is applied in different hospitals. The model is:

  • tailor-made to the hospital;
  • independent of the existing infrastructure;
  • supportive to different protocols.

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Jan Demey
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