Philips has introduced a new patient monitor, the IntelliVue MX800, that provides common vital sign data, but that can also display information coming from any other hospital database. The product essentially acts like a bridge that can deliver together patient information from different sources right to the point of care.
From the announcement:
The MX800 also enables applications to run natively on the embedded informatics platform while keeping the real time patient monitoring separate and protected. This allows clinicians to easily view patient data from sources such as electronic medical records (EMRs), imaging studies and other clinical applications, helping to save caregivers’ time and aid in clinical decision making at the point of care.
Designed to facilitate more effective care delivery, the Philips IntelliVue MX800 delivers advanced clinical decision support and workflow applications. With access to a wider range of clinical information, the system presents clinicians with meaningful point of care information that may enable the earliest possible medical intervention. Access to this critical information is essential as healthcare facilities seek new and efficient ways to keep closer track of patients’ status and better manage their care, whether in critical care settings or as patients are stepped down to general wards.
The IntelliVue MX800 is embedded with Philips’ industry-standard informatics platform to deliver more valuable information without making any significant changes to the existing hospital environment. For the clinician, it is based on the familiar, easy to use IntelliVue user interface and applications, and its wide touch screen designed with smooth surfaces and a minimum number of seams, making it easy to clean and reducing the risk of cross-contamination.