Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital in Boise, Idaho, has implemented Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system in rooms on orthopedic, general surgery and neurology floors.

The remote monitoring and clinician notification system is designed to track and measure a patient’s underlying physiological conditions continuously and non-invasively in real-time.

This easy-to-use system instantly sends accurate, actionable patient alarms wirelessly to qualified caregivers for prompt clinical intervention.

"This easy-to-use system instantly sends accurate, actionable patient alarms wirelessly to qualified caregivers."

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Centre nurse manager of the orthopedic unit, Adrianne Presnell, said hospital is glad to have an extra layer of safety for patients.

"It really benefits our more vulnerable patients, who could potentially suffer from respiratory depression," Presnell added.

Clinicians can reduce retinopathy of prematurity in neonates, screen newborns for critical congenital heart disease, reduce ventilator weaning time and arterial blood gas measurements in the ICU through Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology.

It helps reduce rapid response activations and intensive care unit transfers on the general floor.

Masimo SET enhances patient care and improves patient outcomes, especially during patient motion and low perfusion.

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani said the company is honoured to partner with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a healthcare facility with a track record of adopting the latest technologies to protect patients, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical centre serving people throughout the north-west.

It is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system catering to the health and wellness needs of the people in south-western Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada.