Midmark, Masimo Announce Partnership to Improve Vital Signs Acquisition

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider for ambulatory care, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies, today announced a partnership focused on improving the accuracy and efficiency of vital signs acquisition in the clinical space.

With this partnership, Masimo SET® pulse oximetry technology is now an available option with Midmark’s recently introduced Midmark IQvitals® Zone™, the industry’s first monitoring device to feature Bluetooth® low energy technology for auto-connecting during the vitals acquisition process. IQvitals Zone devices equipped with Masimo SET® technology provide clinicians with accurate, real-time vital signs information including oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR) and perfusion index (Pi) to facilitate timely clinical decisions.

Midmark IQvitals Zone changes the traditional workflow in vitals acquisition by establishing a direct wireless connection between vital signs measurement and the caregiver’s tablet or laptop. The vital signs monitor automatically connects with the appropriate equipment when the caregiver places a tablet or laptop on the multi-use work surface or near the monitoring device and initiates vitals acquisition. When the equipment is connected, caregivers can take patient vitals, review results and seamlessly import the information to an electronic medical records (EMR) system directly from their laptop or tablet.

“Masimo has long been a leader in creating new technologies to improve patient care,” said Kurt Forsthoefel, Marketing Director, Medical Products and Services, Midmark. “Midmark and Masimo are two companies ultimately focused on improving outcomes and the healthcare experience, and we’re looking forward to working together to provide caregivers with innovative technologies that enhance patient-caregiver interaction and improve outcomes at the point of care.”

“Like Midmark, Masimo is focused on developing solutions which can help caregivers enhance the quality and process of care,” said Rick Fishel, President of Worldwide OEM Business and Strategic Development for Masimo. “We are confident that Masimo’s proven portfolio of accurate and timely measurements, in combination with Midmark’s innovative solutions, will help physicians and caregivers deliver quality care and enhance clinical work flow.”

The Midmark IQvitals Zone device with Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology is one part of a fully connected point of care ecosystem that promotes well-coordinated patient experiences. More information about how IQvitals Zone brings the industry one step closer to a connected ecosystem can be found in the new white paper “Zone Technology: Connecting Vitals Acquisition within the Point of Care Ecosystem” in the Midmark content and news library.

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