In-Hospital Monitor Tracks Patients During Triage
By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 19 Jul 2017
Image: A patient being transferred with the IntelliVue X3 monitor (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
An innovative continuous critical care patient monitoring system delivers real-time data during in-hospital transport.
The Royal Philips (Philips; Amsterdam, The Netherlands) IntelliVue X3 system is designed for portable, uninterrupted patient monitoring, in order to provide a comprehensive, scalable set of clinical measurements that range from basic to advanced monitoring during both stationary and transport situations. Advanced features include dual invasive blood pressure, built in mainstream CO2, a choice between three SpO2 technologies, and state-of-the-art electrocardiogram (ECG) and arrhythmia detection.
With an intuitive, smartphone like operation, IntelliVue X3 enables continuous monitoring during in-hospital transport for even the most critical patients. Patient vital data can be integrated and interfaced seamlessly with the existing hospital network, the Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitoring system, mobile applications, other medical devices, and the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR). The IntelliVue X3 system has received the European Community CE mark of approval.
“The challenge of delivering care efficiently and effectively within hospitals’ acute environments continues to increase. Health systems need accurate and transparent information and processes to help clinical staff make faster, more consistent decisions based on patient conditions and history,” said Felix Baader, business leader of patient care and monitoring solutions at Philips. “With the development of the IntelliVue X3, we’re aiming to ensure that data isn’t being lost during transitions and that we’re able to better equip clinicians with the information they need, when they need it.”
When patients are transferred from one hospital department to another, clinicians often have to deal with incomplete data records resulting from multiple systems operating independently. As a result, and in order to provide informed clinical decision support based on the complete patient data, hospitals are often required to input data manually, thereby contributing to a higher potential for error, especially when dealing with critical care patients.