Case Study: New Version for Critical Care Workstation in Hospital-Scale Network

Auriga’s engineers developed a new version for one of leading products from the Customer’s product line critical care workstation that displays clinical information from a variety of sources at the bedside. The product (critical care workstation) was designed by a major medical device manufacturer to display clinical information from monitors, ventilation units, medical imaging archives and hospital information systems at the bedside, and to organize it right at the point of care. ŸAccessible data includes:

  • real-time waveforms and parameters
  • alarm events
  • stored waveforms, trends, ST points and caliper measurements, patient’s past responses to therapy
  • laboratory values
  • respiratory and ventilator information

The workstation allows examination of flow loops, waveforms and long-term trends, including a patient’s past responses to therapy, and reviewing medication records and potential drug interactions—all without leaving the patient’s side. The solution provides:

  • monitoring of several tens of patients
  • remote control of alarms and arrhythmia setups
  • central admission capability for bedside and telemetry patients
  • extensive reporting capability using local or networked laser printers

Auriga participated in all stages of the full life cycle software development (product requirements elaboration, design, prototyping, coding, testing, bug-fixing, optimization) of the product’s new version. Within this project’s frameworks, the Auriga team performed the following activities:

  • ŸFull cycle software development (product requirements elaboration, design, prototyping, coding, testing, bug-fixing, optimizations
  • ŸIntegration of full set of 3rd party applications into the product
  • Participation in the formal verification processes that are used for this product

Tools and technologies: C/C++; Motif; Qt; OS Linux

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