A European company is using the Cogent DataHub to supply data to their patient monitoring system. The system provides a large, interactive wall-mounted screen for health professionals, showing them at a glance all of the critical statistics related to each patient in real time, as well as the relevant processes and security protocols used by critical care departments.
Those pieces of equipment whose data is most relevant to the immediate health of patients are connected to an OPC server running on a centralized computer. The DataHub is also installed on that computer, and connected to the OPC server. The DataHub is configured for logging data to the database of the monitoring system. When a machine is connected to a patient, the data flows through the OPC server to the DataHub and into the database. From there it is picked up and fed to the display screen in the nursing station, along with security and process data pertaining to the patient, which provides a complete picture of the patient’s health.