Richard B. Berlin

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Cooperating medical devices, envisioned by Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) of Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MDPnP), is expected to improve the safety and the quality of patient care. To ensure safety, the cooperating medical devices must be thoroughly verified and tested. However, concurrent control of devices without proper coordination poses a(More)
A case of peliosis of the spleen without apparent involvement of the liver or other organs is presented. The peliosis was discovered following rupture of the spleen after minimal trauma and was successfully treated by surgery. None of the common associations of peliosis was present (i.e., tuberculosis or intake of steroid compounds). Drugs addiction and(More)
Improving effectiveness and safety of healthcare infrastructure is an important issue for cyber-physical-human medical systems. However, statistics indicates that preventable medical error rate is highest in ICU as compared to other hospital units. Many preventable medical errors are result from unintended deviation from the best practice guidelines,(More)
There is a great divide between rural and urban areas, particularly in medical emergency care. Although medical best practice guidelines exist and are in hospital handbooks, they are often lengthy and difficult to apply clinically. The challenges are exaggerated for doctors in rural areas and emergency medical technicians (EMT) during patient transport. In(More)
Software is everywhere. The increasing requirement of supporting a wide variety of domains has rapidly increased the complexity of software systems, making them hard to maintain and the training process harder for end-users, which in turn ultimately demanded the development of user-friendly application software with simple interfaces that makes them easy,(More)
In cyber-physical-human medical environments, coordinating supervisory medical systems and medical staff to perform treatments in in accordance with best practice is essential for patient safety. However, the dynamics of patient conditions and the non-deterministic nature of potential side effects of treatments pose significant challenges. In this paper, we(More)
Leveraging connectivity and interoperability of medical devices promises a great benefit for patient safety and effectiveness of medical services. However, safety issues arising from coordination failures between networked medical devices pose a significant challenge to achieve such vision. In this paper, we propose an organ-based semi-autonomous(More)
Improving effectiveness and safety of patient care is an ultimate objective for medical cyber-physical systems. However, the existing medical best practice guidelines in hospital handbooks are often lengthy and difficult for medical staff to remember and apply clinically. Statechart is a widely used model in designing complex systems and enables rapid(More)
In medical cyber-physical environments, synchronizing supervisory medical systems, physicians' behavior and patient conditions in compliance with best practice workflow is essential for patient safety. However, patient conditions change rapidly and asynchronously, so workflows have to be adapted to the changes safely. In this paper, we propose a workflow(More)