GE Healthcare and Microsoft are bringing a COVID-19 patient monitoring tool to health systems

GE Healthcare and Microsoft are bringing a COVID-19 patient monitoring tool to health systems
  • GE Healthcare is extending its longtime collaboration with Microsoft to launch a cloud-based COVID-19 patient monitoring software for health systems.
  • GE Healthcare and Microsoft are waiving everything but the installation costs for the software until January 2021, the companies said.
  • The software is designed to provide a central hub from which hospital staff can monitor patients in intensive care units — including those on medical ventilation.
  • A Mural installation can monitor a 100-bed, multi-site ICU network with just three senior nurses and two intensivists, according to a company statement.
  • The software collects real-time data from ventilators, existing patient monitoring systems, electronic medical records, labs and other diagnostics into a single surveillance hub, the companies said.