GE Healthcare & Masimo Collab to Integrate Pulse Oximetry into Portrait Mobile

The integration enables clinicians to leverage the pulse oximeter’s oxygen saturation measurement technology to detect and continuously monitor changes in patient status.

Katie Hobbins, Managing Editor

November 8, 2023

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GE Healthcare and Masimo have announced a joint agreement to integrate Masimo’s Signal Extraction Technology (SET) pulse oximetry into GE’s Portrait Mobile wireless and wearable patient monitoring solution.

“Portrait Mobile is built as an open platform, with the capability to be compatible with other technologies. The ability to integrate Masimo's innovative SET pulse oximetry in a wearable sensor demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of our new platform while leveraging Masimo’s measurement expertise,” said Neal Sandy, general manager of monitoring solutions at GE, in the press release. “Clinicians and patients will see the real benefit as Portrait Mobile enhances clinical decision-making for mobile patients and ultimately, supports earlier detection of deterioration."

Built as an Internet of Medical Things platform, Portrait Mobile uses cloud native technology to provide an “end-to-end experience” for wearable continuous monitoring. Cleared through FDA’s 510(k) pathway in August of this year, it is part of GE’s FlexAcuity monitoring solution which combines both hardware and software that adapts to rapidly changing patient needs while also building on a “well-established history of clinical advancements,” according to the company.

Masimo’s SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximeter has over 100 independent and objective studies under its belt, according to the company, and its use in post-surgical wards has reportedly been shown to reduce deaths due to opioid induced respiratory depression, as well as reduced rapid response team activations and transfers back to the ICU.

According to both companies, the integration of Masimo SET into GE’s Portrait Mobile will enable clinicians to leverage the pulse oximeter’s oxygen saturation measurement technology to non-invasively detect and continuously monitor changes in a patient’s status.

“We are excited to build on our collaboration with GE HealthCare by providing integrated solutions to help our customers and optimize patient care,” said Bilal Muhsin, Masimo COO, in the release. “Through our expansion into mobile, wireless technologies, we are proud to incorporate Masimo SET pulse oximetry into the Portrait Mobile monitoring solution.”

About the Author(s)

Katie Hobbins

Managing Editor, MD+DI

Katie Hobbins is managing editor for MD+DI and joined the team in July 2022. She boasts multiple previous editorial roles in print and multimedia medical journalism, including dermatology, medical aesthetics, and pediatric medicine. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and promotional communications. She enjoys yoga, hand embroidery, and anything DIY. You can reach her at [email protected].

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