ANDOVER, Massachusetts, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics today introduced the IntelliVue MX800 patient monitoring system, a new dimension in patient care that provides immediate access to comprehensive patient information directly at the monitor. In addition to displaying and recording traditional data such as patient vital signs, the IntelliVue MX800 offers direct access to patient information from almost any system on a hospital's IT infrastructure. The MX800 also enables applications to run natively on the embedded informatics platform while keeping the real time patient monitoring separate and protected. This allows clinicians to easily view patient data from sources such as electronic medical records (EMRs), imaging studies and other clinical applications, helping to save caregivers' time and aid in clinical decision making at the point of care.

Designed to facilitate more effective care delivery, the Philips IntelliVue MX800 delivers advanced clinical decision support and workflow applications. With access to a wider range of clinical information, the system presents clinicians with meaningful point of care information that may enable the earliest possible medical intervention. Access to this critical information is essential as healthcare facilities seek new and efficient ways to keep closer track of patients' status and better manage their care, whether in critical care settings or as patients are stepped down to general wards.

The advanced clinical informatics tools on the MX800 provide clinicians with the actionable point of care information they need to make confident decisions, said Deborah DiSanzo, executive vice president and general manager, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, for Philips Healthcare. This leap in the evolution of patient monitoring, helps Philips deliver on its promise to give clinicians access to all of the relevant clinical information they need in one place, simplify clinician workflow and improve financial outcomes for the benefit of healthcare organizations and the healthcare system as a whole.

The IntelliVue MX800 is embedded with Philips' industry-standard informatics platform to deliver more valuable information without making any significant changes to the existing hospital environment. For the clinician, it is based on the familiar, easy to use IntelliVue user interface and applications, and its wide touch screen designed with smooth surfaces and a minimum number of seams, making it easy to clean and reducing the risk of cross-contamination. For hospital IT departments, in addition to offering Philips own clinical decision support applications, the system is interoperable with multiple vendors' IT applications and can interface with a hospital's existing IT infrastructure allowing information relevant to clinical decision making to be viewed and acted upon earlier. This means that hospital IT retains full control of its network with no compromise to patient vital signs, monitoring or clinical alerts.

As the global leader in patient monitoring, Philips is committed to continued innovation and the MX800 is an example of delivering a new concept in patient care to the market that addresses the real needs of our global customers and helps them to deliver the very best of care, said DiSanzo.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of sense and simplicity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of US 32.3 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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