Midmark, Masimo Announce Partnership to Improve Vital Signs Acquisition

05/15/2017
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 vitals sign 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.  
 
About Midmark 
Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, is a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies. Our nearly 1,700 teammates worldwide are passionate, courageous leaders focused on making a positive difference in the lives we touch by improving the experience between patients and their caregivers. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as seven other locations in the United States and international subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com. 
 
About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms.  Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates,1 improve CCHD screening in newborns,2 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™* in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response activations and costs.3,4,5   Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world,6 including 17 of the top 20 hospitals listed in the 2016-17 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.7 In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVi®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect™ (MOC-9™) interface, enabling other companies to augment Root with new features and measurement capabilities. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor, iSpO2® pulse oximeter for smartphones, and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.  Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www.masimo.com/cpub/clinical-evidence.htm.