Dräger Medical receives award for patient monitoring technology

29 October 2005

London, UK. Dräger Medical has been awarded the 2005 Award for Technology Innovation in the multiparameter patient monitoring market by Frost & Sullivan. The award, which recognises patented Infinity Pick and Go technology for its ability to provide continuous, uncompromised monitoring, will be presented at MEDICA 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany, in November.

Through the use of a single, transportable patient monitor, the Pick and Go system eliminates the need for separate transport monitors and enables patient vital sign data to be continuously tracked throughout procedures, during transport from remote locations, and even while being moved throughout a facility.

According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Guidelines for the Transfer of Critically ill Patients: “The patient being transported should receive the same physiologic monitoring during transport as they are receiving in the ICU if technologically possible.” Dräger Medical’s Pick and Go technology can help hospitals successfully address this guideline.

“The concept of integration with clinical information systems and the creation of IT applications is currently being innovated by all of the market leaders including Philips Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, Spacelabs, and Dräger Medical,“ said Nathan H. Cohen, a research analyst in the Frost & Sullivan patient monitoring group. “Utilising the convergence of several in-house technologies to create the Pick and Go platform, Dräger is differentiating itself by creating a truly flexible high-acuity monitoring environment.”

“The flexible Pick and Go technology facilitates process improvement, enhances patient safety and improves bedside workflow,” said Marcus Aben, President and CEO, Draeger Medical Systems, global headquarters for the Monitoring and IT Business Unit. “We are pleased to be recognised by Frost & Sullivan for our commitment to innovation.”

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation is presented to the company that demonstrates technological excellence within its industry. To select the recipient, the Frost & Sullivan analyst team tracks emerging and existing technologies and R&D developments. This process includes interviews with market participants and customers, and considers product launches, penetration rates and time to market.

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