REMEDI - Where Hospitals Share Data for the Improvement of Patient Safety
The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI) is an evidence-based community of practice for medical device informatics to promote and improve patient safety. REMEDI collects data that have been captured and stored on medical devices such as smart infusion pumps. It enables users to conduct complex analyses via a point-and-click web interface. These analyses can be conducted on both specific hospitals and groups of hospitals to enable comparative examinations and benchmarking. Members of the REMEDI community voluntarily contribute data and identify themselves to each other. In this short paper, we describe REMEDI community and discuss technical aspects and challenges of the platform. Next, we examine different applications of the REMEDI platform and how each application serves the community. Finally, we highlight areas of future work on the platform.