GENEVA, Ohio & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center (UH Geneva), a Critical Access Hospital in Geneva, Ohio, is building a hospital-wide wireless monitoring and clinician notification system using Masimo Patient SafetyNet™* in conjunction with Masimo Root® with Radius-7® and Masimo Radical-7®. UH Geneva is part of University Hospitals, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Masimo Patient SafetyNet is a supplemental system that enables information from bedside and tetherless wearable monitors to be accessible from remote locations and relays alarm notifications to clinicians. Used with Root, Patient SafetyNet allows hospitals to automate the transfer of patient vital signs, including temperature and blood pressure, to patients’ medical records, which may help improve nursing workflows. Root, available with Radical-7 or Radius-7, provides monitoring of Masimo rainbow SET™ parameters such as oxygen saturation (SpO2) and total hemoglobin (SpHb), and is expandable to monitor additional parameters, such as respiration rate from RAM™ (rainbow® acoustic monitoring). Radius-7 provides continuous tetherless wearable monitoring of FDA-cleared rainbow SET™ parameters so that patients can have freedom of movement while being monitored – and studies have shown that patient mobility is a key factor in more rapid patient recovery.1,2 Monitoring parameters from Radical-7 or Radius-7 are sent to Patient SafetyNet through Root, allowing for hospital-wide remote monitoring and clinician notification.
UH Geneva is part of the University Hospitals system, which employs over 26,000 physicians and employees in Northeast Ohio, and whose flagship academic medical center, UH Case Medical Center, is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. UH Geneva has been using Masimo SET® pulse oximetry for several years. Along with implementing such parameters as RAM acoustic respiration rate, they are now adopting Root with Radius-7, Radical-7, and Patient SafetyNet to create a hospital-wide wireless monitoring solution, which will include remote caregiver notification.
Thomas P. Knowles, MHA, RRT, RPSGT, Manager of Respiratory Therapy and the Center for Advanced Sleep Medicine at UH Geneva, a key stakeholder in implementing the system, commented, “I’ve always believed in Masimo’s technology and felt it was important for us to expand our patient monitoring practices. Patient SafetyNet will provide tremendous benefits.”
“Patient safety is extremely important to us,” said Dr. Amitabh Goel, Chief Medical Officer at UH Geneva Medical Center. “The addition of Patient SafetyNet, which will work hand-in-hand with Root, Radical-7, and Radius-7, helps ensure our doctors and nurses always have the data they need, when they need it. We’re also looking forward to integrating Patient SafetyNet with our EMR system, which will automate many administrative duties and free up our caregivers to focus on the enhanced patient experience we strive for.”
“UH Geneva provides a compelling example of the standard of care that more and more community hospitals are adopting,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “Powerful centralized monitoring and surveillance, such as those provided by Patient SafetyNet, fueled by industry-leading rainbow SET™ and innovative devices like Root with Radius-7, are key to patient monitoring, and it’s important, and gratifying, that hospitals like UH Geneva recognize this. We look forward to deepening our collaboration with UH Geneva.”
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*The use of the trademark SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect™ (MOC-9™) interface. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. All published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www.masimo.com/cpub/clinical-evidence.htm.
About University Hospitals
Founded in May 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties throughout Northeast Ohio. At the core of our $4 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. UH is the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 26,000 employees. For more information, go to www.UHhospitals.org.
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential effectiveness of Masimo Radical-7®, Root® with Radius-7®, and Patient SafetyNet™. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo Radical-7, Root with Radius-7, and Patient SafetyNet, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including: immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws. —end—