Illinois hospital monitors patients with wireless GE Carescape

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Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., has deployed GE Healthcare’s Carescape Enterprise Access, supporting its wireless vision to improve patient care and patient safety through expanded patient monitoring.

With a single, integrated wireless platform, the company said that Methodist now provides wireless coverage throughout the facility, enabling it to monitor more patients while increasing the use of cellular phones, PDAs, pagers and laptops at the point of care.

GE said its Carescape portfolio of products addresses patient monitoring by integrating patient monitoring devices, communications networks and IT systems to provide access to patient information from a variety of devices—wireless, desktop or bedside.

Methodist Medical also is now using GE’s ApexPro CH telemetry system, providing the center with a wireless patient monitoring system. Information can flow in real time from telemetry and bedside monitors to EMRs and decision support systems.  

Methodist Medical Center is a 330-bed hospital in central Illinois.