Covidien and GE Healthcare Form Five-Year Collaboration
Covidien and GE Healthcare, leading global providers of healthcare products and recognized innovators in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, announce a five-year, global collaboration to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare patient monitors. “GE Healthcare is committed to making a broad range of parameter measurements available on our powerful monitoring technology, including GE’s own SpO2 technology,” said Matthias Weber, General Manager, Monitoring Solutions at GE Healthcare. “Leveraging our 100-year history of designing life-critical devices, we are focused on delivering innovative clinical measurement technology. Such advances have the potential to support improved care, quality, and patient safety.” The Covidien collaboration reflects GE Healthcare’s commitment to maintain an open monitoring architecture, bringing together streams of patient data and making it usable for clinicians at the point of care. For instance, the CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850 now provides access to Covidien measurements, bi-directional information flows between the monitor and hospital information systems, such as electronic medical records, and electrocardiogram measurements without requiring a separate monitor. Integrated clinical information can provide valuable information for physicians, helping guide their decisions and enhance efficiency of care. Learn more at http://bit.ly/JXuwR5.