GE technology development arm, that is, Global Research, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, is now developing BSNs, which consists of sensor devices that collect critical patient-specific information, including temperature, pulse-oximetry, blood glucose levels, electrocardiogram readings, blood pressure levels and respiratory function. This real-time patient information can be collected and transmitted to doctors and nurses to enable efficient patient monitoring from any location, says the company.
In addition, BSNs would eliminate the need to disconnect and reconnect wires as patients change care areas. Reporting it critical, GE, as patients often require varying levels of care throughout their hospital stay, progressing from low-acuity to high-acuity and back to low-acuity before discharge. With BSNs, caregivers will be able to quickly add or remove parameter sensors as medical conditions warrant, integrating and uating parameters to make informed treatment decisions, it touts. Furthermore, BSNs will allow caregivers to have wireless monitor parameters outside of specialized care areas.