SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera® Wireless, Inc. today announced the ViSi Mobile® System, a wireless wrist-worn patient monitoring system designed to support hospital patient safety, will be featured at Intermountain Healthcare's new Healthcare Transformation Lab. The Salt Lake City-based Healthcare Transformation Lab formally opens later this month and will showcase and foster technology poised to advance healthcare.
"Patient safety is a chief concern among hospitals, especially as the demands on our nation's healthcare system increase," said Frederick Holston, Intermountain's chief technology officer and head of the new Healthcare Transformation Lab. "We believe the ViSi Mobile System's efficient and innovative vital sign surveillance is an ideal example of how technology can provide solutions that will improve quality of care while decreasing cost."
"We are proud to participate in the Healthcare Transformation Lab and share Intermountain's commitment to developing solutions that can result in better care and better cost management, starting in the hospital and moving beyond the hospital in the future," said Tom Watlington, Sotera Wireless chief executive officer.
The FDA-approved ViSi Mobile System continuously monitors all core patient vital signs --blood pressure, heart rate or pulse rate, electrocardiogram (ECG) or heart rhythm, blood oxygenation level, respiration rate and skin temperature – with accuracy typically found in intensive care units. Proprietary technology transmits vital sign data to remote viewing or notification devices that clinicians can monitor. A major component of the ViSi Mobile System is an advanced alarm management capability that notifies clinicians to unfavorable changes in a patient's condition, allowing for early intervention if needed.
The ViSi Mobile System is currently intended for general medical/surgical floor hospital patients. In the future its use will be expanded to cover higher acuity areas inside the hospital as well as outpatient areas, such as post-discharge monitoring.
About Sotera Wireless
Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to the development, marketing and sale of a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement. More information on the company can be obtained at www.soterawireless.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 185 physician clinics, and an affiliated health insurance company, SelectHealth. 33,000 employees serve patients and plan members in Utah and southeastern Idaho. Intermountain Healthcare offers a full range of services, from urgent care to home care to the region's most advanced trauma centers. Providing excellent care of the highest quality at an affordable cost is at the heart of Intermountain's mission. For more information, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.
Sotera® and ViSi Mobile® are trademarks of Sotera Wireless, Inc.
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