IRVINE, Calif. and JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, and Oridion (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), a global innovator of capnography monitoring solutions, today jointly announced an agreement to establish compatibility and connectivity between Oridion Capnostream(TM)20 portable bedside monitors and the Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) remote monitoring and clinician notification system. The agreement provides for joint development of a two-way interface allowing Patient SafetyNet to retrieve, analyze, and display physiological data from Capnostream monitors, while managing bi-directional communication and alarm features to facilitate earlier recognition of and clinical response to adverse respiratory events that require immediate clinical intervention.
According to a recently released HealthGrades study on patient safety in American hospitals, failure to rescue--which is defined as death occurring when an adverse clinical event is not recognized in time to save a patient with serious treatable complications--is the most common and most serious medical error at U.S. hospitals.(1) Masimo Patient SafetyNet was specifically developed to provide a new level of safety to patients on general care floors, where nurse-to-patient ratios can often preclude the level of direct surveillance required and recommended to preempt adverse events.
The key to a successful patient rescue is getting the right information to the right clinician at the right time. This means that accurate, reliable, and actionable patient data is necessary for rapid response or patient safety solutions to be effective. Oridion Capnostream monitors feature two industry-leading technologies--Oridion's patented
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