Retia Medical has received a declaration of compatibility from Philips for its Argos cardiac output monitor to interface with Philips’ IntelliBridge system on the IntelliVue patient monitoring systems.

The Argos Monitor is now a compatible and “supported device” for Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitoring Systems using the Philips IntelliBridge Interface Module, the IntelliBridge integral Interface Board, or Patient Information Center iX.

“We are pleased to have received confirmation that the Argos is a supported medical device with market-leading Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitoring Systems.  This ‘supported device’ designation from Philips will allow more hospitals to have their patients’ Argos-generated data seamlessly transitioned over to the hospital’s electronic medical record (EMR) system,” says Marc Zemel, co-founder and CEO of Retia Medical.

“Healthcare organizations look for medical devices that enable data sharing across the healthcare landscape. The Argos monitor is an integral part of the patient care continuum by providing reliable hemodynamic data to guide clinical decision-making.  Interoperability of the Argos with enterprise patient monitoring systems and EMR is essential to achieving the goal of better health outcomes,” Zemel adds.

Compatibility with Philips’ IntelliVue and IntelliBridge systems adds to the growing list of Argos’ existing EMR functionality such as Capsule Technologies and Masimo’s EMR middleware. Argos customers now have more pathways to incorporate Argos’ clinical data into the patient’s EMR, allowing hospitals to streamline workflows in both their ORs and ICUs, company officials say.

Featured image: Argos Cardiac Output Monitor by Retia Medical. Photo: Retia Medical