GE inks deal with MP4 for remote monitoring of labor and delivery units

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At HIMSS 2006 last week in San Diego, GE Healthcare announced an agreement with MP4 Solutions (MP4) to deliver the Centricity Perinatal Solution in conjunction with AirStrip OB, a technology for use by obstetricians to use their PDAs (personal digital assistants) or Smart Phones to remotely access fetal heart tracings, maternal contraction patterns, and other critical, virtual real-time data from labor & delivery units.  

Yet, before such as advances as this, physicians could only access information about the progress of a patient in the labor & delivery department remotely via a phone or the internet. Now, By interfacing exclusively with GE’s Centricity Perinatal system, AirStrip OB provides obstetricians with the ability to retrieve current and historical patient data, including exams, vital signs, and patient census lists.