GE Healthcare Introduces CARESCAPE Monitor B850

GElogo_GE Healthcare announced the FDA-cleared CARESCAPE Monitor B850, which provides caregivers with a unique level of integration between patient monitoring data and hospital information systems. Unlike traditional patient monitors, CARESCAPE Monitor B850 directly links hospital networks, electronic medical records (EMRs), diagnostic images, lab results and third-party devices with real-time patient monitoring data, to support efficient clinical decision-making. This enables CARESCAPE Monitor B850 to integrate its continuous clinical measurements with other elements of the patient record, delivering it at the point of care.

The CARESCAPE Monitor B850 brings together the strong clinical heritage of
Datex-Ohmeda`s anesthesia and Marquette Electronics` cardiac expertise. It
provides customized clinical information displays by care area and clinician
preference, while also enabling hospitals to standardize on a monitoring
platform throughout the organization. Developed with thousands of hours of field
and in-house testing, the CARESCAPE Monitor B850 is the latest product in the GE
Healthcare CARESCAPE portfolio, designed to deliver streamlined access to
critical patient information for enhanced decision making.

“The CARESCAPE Monitor B850 reflects GE’s commitment to a new approach to
patient monitoring-one that transforms streams of once uncoordinated patient
data into meaningful, easily accessible clinical intelligence,” said David
Ataide, vice president and general manager of Monitoring Solutions and
Diagnostic Cardiology, GE Healthcare. “Empowering doctors and nurses with
quality patient information supports fast, easy clinical decision-making, which
may lead to improved patient outcomes, the foundation of GE`s Clinical
Information Logistics vision. Because each hospital care area treats a unique
group of patients with distinct clinical needs, the CARESCAPE Monitor B850 now
enables standardization on a single monitoring platform that can be customized
to meet specific care area demands.”

The CARESCAPE Monitor B850 is part of an easy to use system that can be
customized to meet a variety of clinical needs.

Built upon the latest Intel embedded processing technology, the CARESCAPE
Monitor B850 performs quickly and reliably.

Protecting Existing Hospital Investments

To preserve patient monitoring investments already made by thousands of GE
Healthcare customers worldwide, the CARESCAPE Monitor B850 is compatible with
existing Marquette and Datex-Ohmeda products. GE`s component innovation strategy
provides for an unprecedented level of backwards compatibility, allowing
hospitals to leverage prior technology investments while updating monitors in
the areas of strongest clinical need.