Royal Philips Electronics has announced the global launch of its new IntelliVue MX40 wearable monitor for remote monitoring of ambulatory patients. The MX40 incorporates Philips’ IntelliVue telemetry system for integration with a hospital’s EMR, and its color touchscreen gives caregivers more ready access to patient data.
In addition to remote monitoring capabilities, the new monitor is designed to help prevent hospital-acquired infections through the use of a new patient cable connector that resists soil and liquid buildup and a new case material which is easier to disinfect.
From the press release:
Many patients can benefit from mobile monitoring in the hospital, including those who can be monitored in a progressive care area or during supervised recovery from an acute event or surgical procedure. Mobile monitors also help clinicians spend more time with patients: one hospital estimates that its nursing staff saves an average of 40 minutes every day by using the MX40 display to check patients’ ECG rhythms, instead of calling a technician at the central station monitor.
IntelliVue MX40 offers a comprehensive package of benefits including continuous monitoring over a greater range in the hospital, access to the industry-leading IntelliVue Smart-hopping Network and a color touch screen display that presents the patient’s name as well as easily accessible vital information such as ECG, SpO2 and non-invasive blood pressure. MX40 is also interoperable with the IntelliVue family of products.