I am working on a very simple FM Go based anesthesia EMR. When talking to to anesthetists, one of the very first things they ask is, "can I get the data from my monitors to go automatically into the iPad?" This is of course to allow them to focus on the patient rather than data entry.
I know that many of these physiologic monitor manufacturers are using bluetooth radios to transmit the data, often to smart phones. What I would like is to figure out how to get the data into my solution.
I put a request in to Welch Allyn (company that makes anesthesia and vital signs monitors) for the SDK for their monitors.
If anyone has any experience with this, I would love to hear about it.