Mobility is a benefit for the clinician as well as the patient. Fetal and maternal monitoring information, labor progress charts and details of the labor and delivery are easily accessible either within or outside of the hospital 24/7 with access to near real-time patient information on PCs or mobile devices such as tablets. Philips IntelliSpace Perinatal incorporates this technological capability as an obstetrical information system. The same applies for sick babies in the NICU where exciting solutions such as Philips CareEvent and IntelliVue Mobile Caregiver provide alerts and vital patient data on handheld devices on the go, so clinicians can work together to deliver fast, responsive care to the most vulnerable patients.
In this evolving era of clinical mobility, care teams are always on the move. Mobile and miniaturized enabling technologies will continue to enhance the experience and mobility of mothers giving birth – and of delivering enhanced care to those who need it most. Mobility for the caregiver and relevant patient population is here to stay, and we as a company are investing heavily in innovation that leads the way there.
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