Friday, December 2, 2011

Diabetes: GE invests in non-invasive continuous glucose monitors

GE Healthcare invests in non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring with C8 Medisensors' light-spectroscopy device.
GE Healthcare invested an undisclosed amount into C8 Medisensors, a developer of non-invasive continuous glucose monitors for diabetic patients.

GE Healthcare logo
C8 aims to provide glucose monitoring that is "painless, accurate, continuous, noninvasive, and nonintrusive to your life," according to its website.
The San Jose, Calif.-based company's glucose monitors use light spectroscopy to measure blood glucose levels without the need for frequent finger pricks.
"C8's technology platform presents great promise for patients to avoid the discomfort of traditional invasive glucose monitoring," GE VP and chief technology officer Mike Harsh said in prepared remarks. "This investment aligns with our strategy to fund innovations focused on reducing cost, increasing patient access and improving quality in healthcare."
Diabetes will affect as many as 552 million people worldwide by 2030, or about 1 in 10 adults, according to GE.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

IntelliVue MX800 bedside patient monitor

It’s a patient monitor. It’s a clinical informatics workstation. It’s a revolution.
The world’s best-selling patient monitors are evolving with you to take you where you need to go. Fitting seamlessly into the IntelliVue family of solutions, the Philips IntelliVue MX800 is the first patient care solution to incorporate patient monitoring and clinical informatics. Designed to simplify access to the patient information you need to enhance diagnostic confidence throughout the hospital. The MX800 is changing outlooks in the ICU, CCU, NICU, ED, OR, and PACU.

See it all
The IntelliVue MX800 patient monitor features an integrated PC for one intuitive view with clear patient status and relevant clinical information at the bedside. Send and receive patient information across modalities for more informed decisions at the point of care.

IntelliVue MX800 in action

Separate but together
The monitor and PC are concurrent and independent. Quickly and easily access information from the hospital intranet or PC applications at the bedside with no compromise to patient vital signs monitoring or clinical alerts.

Easy to useFully compatible with the IntelliVue family of patient monitors, and with the same intuitive user interface, the MX800 can blend easily into your existing IT infrastructure, helping you to make the most of time, talent, and resources.

Features a 19” flat panel screen, integrated PC (iPC), and next-generation monitor.

More actionable information at the point of care
Exceptional integration of monitoring and iPC computing capitalizes on next-generation “IT-centric” bedside applications, with a broad range of Clinical Decision Support tools for your team. The MX800 is highly configurable and widely scalable.

Reduces the risk of infection
The IntelliVue MX800 is designed with smooth surfaces and a minimum number of seams, and is easy to clean to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.