Summary: GE HealthCare has received FDA clearance for its Portrait VSM vital signs monitor, which features advanced non-invasive blood pressure technology, wireless connectivity, and EMR integration for improved clinical efficiency and patient care.

Key Takeaways:

  • Enhanced Monitoring Accuracy: Portrait VSM offers precise vital sign readings with automated data integration.
  • Streamlined Clinical Workflows: The system reduces manual data entry and supports timely clinical decision-making by integrating continuous monitoring data seamlessly.

GE HealthCare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Portrait VSM vital signs monitor.

Portrait VSM Wireless Patient Monitoring

Portrait VSM utilizes the SuperSTAT non-invasive blood pressure algorithm to provide precise and accurate measurement readings. Through its wireless connectivity and EMR integration, the portable vital signs monitor was designed with user workflows in mind, offering customized Early Warning Scores (EWS) and enabling care teams to focus by automating routine tasks.

Improving Workflow with Data Integration

Portrait VSM can connect with the latest iteration of the Portrait Mobile wireless and wearable continuous monitoring solution to integrate patient data in one unified workflow. Through a click of the barcode scanner, Portrait VSM automatically imports the patient demographic data and a snapshot of the patient’s continuously monitored data – respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and pulse rate – from Portrait Mobile. This workflow streamlines the process of clinical rounding and reduces the steps needed to capture and chart a complete set of vital sign measurements.

Enhancing Clinical Decision-Making

A connected workflow and EMR integration can help enable accurate vital sign charting and eliminate the delay from manual data entry to support clinicians in making timely and confident treatment decisions. The uninterrupted flow of data and continuous measurement of vital signs, enabled by Portrait Mobile, can also help clinicians detect patient decline as it is happening, enabling timely intervention before a patient deteriorates.

“To help ease the way to more confident care, Portrait VSM offers the clinical performance and capabilities that care teams can trust, so they can spend more valuable time with their patients,” said Neal Sandy, general manager, monitoring solutions, GE HealthCare. “With the addition of Portrait VSM, we are excited about this next step for the Portrait Ecosystem that was designed to support the right level of patient monitoring in observational care through a single, unified workflow.”