New 'SafetyNet' Monitors COVID-19 Patients At Home
Cincinnati Edition speaks with Dr. Peter Pronovost, chief clinical transformation officer at University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio; and Joe Kiani, founder, chairman and CEO of Masimo Irvine, California, about the "SafetyNet" system which remotely monitors patients suffering from COVID-19 and and other ailments.
The system, which was developed by Pronovost, allows remote medical personnel to track the blood oxygen levels of COVID-19 patients who are sick at home. The FDA recently approved the device, which is worn like a bandaid on the patient's finger. It connects to a watch-like device worn on the patient's wrist and then wirelessly to a smartphone. The Masimo SafetyNet system will soon be deployed in more than 100 hospitals around the country.
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