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May 16, 2017

Masimo and Midmark to improve vital signs acquisition in clinical setting

US-based firms Masimo and Midmark have entered a collaboration to improve the accuracy and efficiency of vital signs acquisition for timely treatment decisions in the clinical setting.

US-based firms Masimo and Midmark have entered a collaboration to improve the accuracy and efficiency of vital signs acquisition for timely treatment decisions in the clinical setting.

Masimo’s SET pulse oximetry technology will be available with Midmark’s latest monitoring device IQvitals Zone.

IQvitals Zone features a Bluetooth low energy technology to enable auto-connection during the process of vitals acquisition.

Midmark Medical Products and Services marketing director Kurt Forsthoefel said: “Midmark and Masimo are two companies ultimately focused on improving outcomes and the healthcare experience. We’re looking forward to working together to provide caregivers with technologies that enhance patient-caregiver interaction and improve outcomes at the point of care.”

Integration of IQvitals Zone with Masimo’s technology is expected to provide accurate, real-time vital signs information such as oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR) and perfusion index (Pi).

Masimo Worldwide OEM Business and Strategic Development president Rick Fishel said: “We are confident that Masimo’s proven portfolio of accurate and timely measurements, in combination with Midmark’s solutions, will help physicians and caregivers deliver quality care and enhance clinical workflow.”

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"We are confident that Masimo’s proven portfolio of accurate and timely measurements, in combination with Midmark’s solutions, will help physicians and caregivers deliver quality care and enhance clinical workflow."

IQvitals Zone facilitates a direct wireless connection between vital signs measurement and the caregiver’s tablet or laptop.

When either of these is placed on the multi-use work surface or near the monitoring device, the vital signs monitor automatically connects with the relevant equipment and begins vitals acquisition.

Following the connection, patient vitals and review results can be taken by the caregivers.

The information can also be transferred to an electronic medical records (EMR) system directly from the laptop or tablet.


Image: Midmark IQvitals Zone with Masimo SET. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.

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