EQ2, a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) provider, has announced that for the second year in a row, its HEMS platform was the only CMMS to successfully complete IHE PCD interoperability testing at the IHE Connectathon in Cleveland, Ohio.

The annual event tests the interoperability of health IT systems for conformance to published standards between products from medical equipment vendors, integrators, software providers, and public health vendors. All testing is monitored by neutral third-party observers from organizations such as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

According to EQ2, this year its HEMS platform interfaced with smart products from Draeger and Carefusion, among others. Since 2015, the company’s CMMS has achieved interoperability with a range of vendors, including B. Braun Medical and Hospira’s smart infusion pumps, GuardRFID’s RTLS technology, Philips, Masimo, and Cerner.

“Smart medical devices throughout hospitals are now able to communicate directly with HEMS,” said EQ2 Chief Technology Officer Vishal Malhotra said. “Utilizing MEMDMC (Medical Equipment Management Device Management Communication) and providing information such as whether the device is in use, network information such as IP address, MAC address, software revision, etc, hospitals are able to achieve better utilization of their medical devices while assuring their safety in real time. HEMS also integrates with the MEMLS (Medical Equipment Management Location Services) profile so that a device’s location is known at all times.”

For more information, visit the EQ2 website.