[erlang-questions] Erlang in healthcare or medical devices?

Albin Stigö <>
Sat Jul 8 19:07:15 CEST 2017


That's really interesting! I have actually read that paper but was not
aware that he's also an anesthesiologist. Will definitively look more

Also very interested to learn that FMK is implemented in Erlang... I
have actually used that system as I did part of my training in
Denmark.


What I haven't found so far is medical hardware using Erlang internally...


--Albin

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Jesper Louis Andersen
<> wrote:
> Another slightly relevant project is the one running the danish pharmacy
> prescriptions. It is relevant for discussion as there are some unique
> properties people tend to want out of such a system:
>
> - High resilience. It can be fatal if prescriptions doesn't work for some
> people. Thus, the system must be able to handle itself in case of partial
> failure of some parts.
> - Clear audit trail. It should be possible to know what happened to a given
> prescription.
>
> Interestingly, Richard Cook--also an anesthesiologist by trade--has written
> some of the best work on complex system architectures:
> http://web.mit.edu/2.75/resources/random/How%20Complex%20Systems%20Fail.pdf
>
> His main point is that any complex system must be able to adapt in order to
> have correct operation.
>
> On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 2:58 PM Karl Velicka <>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Albin,
>>
>> This is probably the closest thing that I'm aware of:
>>
>> http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2017/martin-sumner
>>
>> I see that the slides of the talk are available in the website I linked
>> but it was being filmed too, so hopefully the video will be released at some
>> point as well.
>>
>>
>> All the best,
>> Karl
>>
>>
>> On 8 Jul 2017 13:23, "Albin Stigö" <> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Apologize if this is slightly of topic.
>>
>> I'm an anesthesiologist/programmer. I'm interested in the programming
>> of medical information systems and devices. I have quite recently
>> gotten seriously started in Erlang and am quite impressed with the
>> system.
>>
>> I'm interested in working and pursuing research in this area. To get
>> started I'm looking for some examples where people have successfully
>> used Erlang in this field?
>>
>>
>> --Albin
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