Patient monitoring

Philips introduces mobile patient monitors for hospital and field use

2 November 2007

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has launched the IntelliVue MMS X2 and IntelliVue MP2 patient monitors designed to help clinicians and first responders better focus on treating patients, whether moving around the hospital or responding to an emergency in the field.

The IntelliVue MMS X2 is an enhanced multi-measurement module that can be used with any compatible Philips IntelliVue patient monitor. Once detached from the host monitor, it is an independent, battery-operated transport monitor with its own display, alarm function and the ability to store up to 24 hours of patient information. If equipped with wireless networking capability, the MMS X2 can also transmit data directly to an IntelliVue Information Center.

The IntelliVue MP2 patient monitor is based on the same compact design and has benefits for users in and outside of the hospital. Small hospitals and surgery centres can benefit from a rugged, compact, full-featured patient monitor that offers clinical decision support tools such as ST Map and Horizon Trends, and the ability to connect to the IntelliVue Clinical Network. These features enable clinicians to assess patient information and make confident care decisions.

Users outside of the hospital — including government, law enforcement, civilian applications and disaster relief organizations —have expressed a need for a stand-alone monitor that can capture patients’ vital signs while being durable enough to withstand the rigours of use in the field. The MP2, which is light, compact and can run on batteries, also features a highly-configurable display that can be set up to meet these users’ individual needs.

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