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GE Healthcare Goes Wireless for Continuous Patient Monitoring

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The firm has developed Portrait Mobile, a system that helps clinicians detect patient deterioration.

GE Healthcare is going wireless with patient care. The Chicago, IL-based company has unveiled Portrait Mobile, a wireless patient monitoring system that enables continuous monitoring throughout a patient’s stay.

The system helps clinicians detect patient deterioration. Early detection of patient deterioration may help reduce length of stay and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions – and improve patient outcomes4. Portrait Mobile includes patient-worn wireless sensors which communicate with a mobile monitor.

Portrait Mobile was developed in Helsinki, GE Healthcare’s global center of excellence for monitoring solutions where engineers have been developing patient monitoring technology for decades. 

“In an evaluation clinical study conducted at a London hospital in the UK, 90% of nurses reported that they feel more reassured about their patient’s condition when continuous monitoring is used versus vital signs spot check measuring,” said Erno Muuranto, Engineering Director at GE Healthcare in Finland. “Portrait Mobile provides reliable measurement technology and meaningful alarms in a mobile setting.”

GE’s wireless patient monitoring solutions comes a few months after Dexcom said it was looking to bring its continuous glucose monitoring system into the hospital setting. In March, The San Diego, CA-based company won breakthrough device designation to accomplish the feat.


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