QNX Software Systems (QNX), Ottawa, Ontario presented their medical device integration platform to Embedded Computing (http://embedded-computing.com/), where they outlined their Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and MDI Solutions’ EHR integration via MD Link.

The QNX RTOS microkernel architecture incorporates core functionality into a tiny, well-tested kernel while leaving drivers, networking stacks, and other OS services outside in memory protected space – providing a high degree of fault-tolerance and security. In an Embedded Computing interview, Steven Dean (Global Business Development at QNX) provided a detailed overview of how their RTOS provides secure, real-time connectivity to Certified medical devices. Once the data is received from the medical devices, MD Link is invoked to provide the HL7 conversion and integration to the EHR. The QNX/MDI platform enables highly reliable, available, connected, and secure integration to medical devices.  The audio interview can be listened to online at http://embedded-computing.com/28195-nxp-ftf-2016-security-criticality-and-connected-healthcare.

As population’s age and health care costs come under ever more scrutiny, innovations in medical device design can be a defining differentiator in the marketplace. For over 30 years, the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS has been providing a full-featured, multi-core operating system that exceeds the most demanding requirements for reliability, performance, data safety, and security. With QNX’s field-proven portfolio of pre-integrated technologies, solutions, certification services and a broad partner ecosystem, developers can focus on application design and functionality.