GE HealthCare’s Portrait VSM Vital Signs Monitor Receives FDA Clearance –

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What You Should Know: 

– GE HealthCare has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its innovative Portrait VSM vital signs monitor. This portable device promises to revolutionize patient care by offering clinicians a more efficient and accurate way to track patients’ health.

– The Portrait VSM builds upon GE HealthCare’s trusted DINAMAP legacy, utilizing the proven SuperSTAT non-invasive blood pressure algorithm for precise and reliable readings. This next-generation monitor goes beyond traditional spot checks, leveraging wireless connectivity and seamless EMR integration to streamline workflows for busy healthcare professionals.

Key Features of the Portrait VSM

  • Enhanced Workflow: Wireless connectivity and EMR integration allow for automated data transfer, minimizing manual input and maximizing efficiency.
  • Customized Early Warning Scores (EWS): Care teams can personalize EWS protocols to identify early signs of patient deterioration, enabling timely interventions.
  • Round Advisor™: This feature prioritizes spot checks for multiple patients, optimizing rounding efficiency and reducing the risk of missed measurements.
  • Seamless Integration with Portrait Mobile: With a single barcode scan, the VSM integrates data from the Portrait Mobile continuous monitoring solution, providing a holistic view of a patient’s vitals (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, pulse rate)

Benefits for Patients and Caregivers

The Portrait VSM offers significant advantages for both patients and caregivers:

  • Improved Patient Outcomes: Continuous monitoring helps capture subtle changes in vital signs that might be missed with traditional methods, potentially preventing complications.
  • Reduced Clinician Burden: Automated data transfer and workflow improvements free up valuable time for clinicians to focus on direct patient care.
  • Enhanced Patient Mobility: Wireless connectivity allows patients greater freedom of movement while vital signs are continuously monitored.

Addressing a Critical Need

Traditional spot-check methods, typically done every 4-6 hours, can miss crucial signs of patient decline. This is particularly concerning post-surgery, where undetected deterioration can lead to preventable complications. The Portrait VSM addresses this gap by combining continuous monitoring capabilities with traditional spot checks, providing a more comprehensive picture of patient health.

“We remain focused on tackling healthcare’s biggest challenges and driving further efficiencies for care teams through new patient monitoring technology. To help ease the way to more confident care, Portrait VSM offers the clinical performance and capabilities that care teams can trust, so they can spend more valuable time with their patients,” said Neal Sandy, general manager, monitoring solutions, GE HealthCare. “With the addition of Portrait VSM, we are excited about this next step for the Portrait Ecosystem that was designed to support the right level of patient monitoring in observational care through a single, unified workflow.” 

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