GE HealthCare Gets FDA OK for Portable Vital Signs Monitor

Through a single click of the barcode scanner, Portrait VSM automatically imports the patient demographic data.

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GE HealthCare today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Portrait VSM vital signs monitor that can provide clinicians with an accurate view of patient vital signs to support timely clinical decisions. As the next evolution of the DINAMAP legacy, Portrait VSM utilizes the SuperSTAT non-invasive blood pressure algorithm to provide precise and accurate measurement readings. Through its wireless connectivity and seamless EMR integration, the portable vital signs monitor was designed with the user workflows in mind, offering customized Early Warning Scores (EWS) and enabling care teams to focus on taking care of their patients by automating routine tasks.

Portrait VSM can connect with the latest iteration of the Portrait Mobile wireless and wearable continuous monitoring solution to seamlessly integrate patient data in one unified workflow, while ensuring patient mobility. Through a single click of the barcode scanner, Portrait VSM automatically imports the patient demographic data and a snapshot of the patient’s continuously monitored data - respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and pulse rate - from Portrait Mobile. This workflow streamlines the process of clinical rounding and reduces the steps needed to capture and chart a complete set of vital sign measurements.

A connected workflow and EMR integration can help enable accurate vital sign charting and eliminate the delay from manual data entry to support clinicians in making timely and confident treatment decisions. The uninterrupted flow of data and continuous measurement of vital signs, enabled by Portrait Mobile, can also help clinicians detect patient decline as it is happening, enabling timely intervention before a patient deteriorates.

Patients’ vital signs are typically measured by traditional spot check methods every 4-6 hours, which can cause early signs of patient deterioration to be missed. Undetected patient deterioration, particularly post-surgery, can lead to hazardous yet preventable consequences, with 30-day mortality after surgery representing the 3rd leading cause of death globally. To optimize patient care, Portrait VSM brings together standard spot check capability with continuous patient monitoring through its connectivity to Portrait Mobile.

GE HealthCare’s Reimagining Better Health study highlighted the burden of inputting and accessing data manually, with nearly half of clinicians reporting that medical technologies at their facilities do not seamlessly integrate with each other. Portrait VSM offers workflow efficiencies and capabilities to support hospitals and care teams in navigating current challenges they’re facing. Healthcare systems can incorporate and customize EWS protocols into the monitor view to help clinicians recognize the early signs of deterioration in patients and make timely interventions, while limiting manual calculations and transcription. To enable simplified rounding and help avoid delayed measurements, the Round Advisor feature also helps care teams manage and prioritize spot checks for multiple patients by assigning and tracking a sequence of care.

Built on a well-established history of clinical advancements, GE HealthCare’s FlexAcuity monitoring solutions are engineered to adapt to rapidly changing patient needs. GE HealthCare’s technology has been recognized globally for its design, receiving the iF Design Gold Award for Product Design in 2022 for Portrait Mobile and an iF Design Award in 2023 for CARESCAPE Canvas.

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