IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. The new eHealth standard is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard, intended to support continuous protection of biometric data by providing identity assertion, role gathering, multi-level access control, assurance and auditing.

In addition, development work has launched on IEEE P2650™, Draft Standard For Enabling Mobile Device Platforms To Be Used As Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems, and IEEE P3333.2.5™, Draft Standard For Bio-CAD File Format for Medical Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing.

IEEE Standards Association has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN, an informatics and healthcare research organization. The Regenstrief Institute houses the database for the LOINC® (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) standard medical vocabulary.

By supporting interoperable communications between traditional medical devices and personal health devices, IEEE 11073 standards assist in the support of patients living independently with chronic diseases. The IEEE and LOINC collaboration, in partnership with National Institute of Standards and Technology, is intended to enhance the value proposition of IEEE 11073 nomenclature across the medical-device industry by leveraging both standardized terminology and methods of data communication.