Sept. 19, 2012
Inova Health System
, one of the largest healthcare systems in
metro area, today renewed its long-standing contract and commitment to Masimo SET
as its pulse oximetry standard-of-care.
The new five-year contract now includes Inova Loudoun Hospital – making Masimo pulse oximetry technologies and devices the standard-of-care for all care areas of five hospitals within the Inova Health System, including
Inova Fairfax Hospital
, rated No. 1 in the
area on the 2012-2013
U.S. News & World Report
. The contract also adds Masimo rainbow
measurement capabilities with Masimo's handheld Rad-57™ Pulse CO-Oximeter™, designed to deliver rapid noninvasive blood measurements for improved patient assessments.
Inova Health System standardized on Masimo SET
pulse oximetry technology for Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion SpO
, pulse rate, and perfusion index measurements more than seven years ago because it virtually eliminates false alarms
and increases a clinician's ability to detect life-threatening events
. More than
100 independent clinical studies
have confirmed that Masimo SET
technology allows clinicians to accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation in the most challenging conditions – establishing the technology as an industry-leading pulse oximetry that substantially contributes to improved patient outcomes.
Today, the health system is expanding its relationship with Masimo and deploying two new Masimo rainbow
Pulse CO-Oximetry measurements:
, which help clinicians measure and detect carbon monoxide and methemoglobin blood levels without a painful needle stick or time-consuming blood lab analysis
. Masimo rainbow
technology has been shown to have the highest pulse oximetry specificity (lowest rate of false alarms) and sensitivity (highest true alarm detection),
as well as noninvasive patient monitoring solutions that allow clinicians to measure multiple blood constituents – including: oxygen content (SpOC™),
acoustic respiration rate (RRa™)
, and perfusion index (PI) in addition to the
Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET®
), and pulse rate (PR).
Thanks to Masimo's upgradable technology platform, Inova's existing Radical-7
bedside monitors can be upgraded to include additional Masimo rainbow
measurements via a simple software upgrade that may be purchased at any time. No additional hardware or devices are required to obtain Masimo's full suite of noninvasive rainbow
measurements – saving the health system time and money.
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3 Suner, S. Noninvasive Pulse CO-Oximetry Screening in the Emergency Department Identifies Occult Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. J Emerg Med 2007; 34(4):441-450.