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Masimo Centroid® Awarded Innovative Technology Designation by Vizient

Masimo Centroid® Awarded

On February 15, 2023, Masimo announced that Centroid®, its wearable, wireless patient activity and orientation sensor, has been given the Innovative Technology designation by Vizient, Inc., a leading healthcare performance improvement company in the US. In conjunction with the Masimo Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity platform, Masimo displayed Centroid® at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Dallas last October.

Healthcare experts on Vizient member-led councils evaluate products and technologies yearly to improve patient safety, healthcare worker safety, clinical care, or healthcare organizations’ business operations. In addition, innovative Technology designations are given to previously contracted products to highlight their positive impact on patient care and business models.

Masimo Centroid® helps clinicians monitor patient position to prevent hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), which affect nearly 2.5 million US patients each year and directly cause mortality of almost 60,000. It can also alert clinicians to sudden movements like falls. Additionally, it detects chest movements to consistently provide respiration rate, helping clinicians make better care decisions. Centroid® uses Bluetooth® to pair with Root® and track patient posture, orientation, and activity.

Centroid data can also be shared via Masimo Hospital AutomationTM to Patient SafetyNetTM, a centralized remote patient supplemental monitoring platform by Masimo, and Replica®, a mobile app that lets clinicians view continuous data from anywhere. Connecting to the Masimo Hospital AutomationTM also allows clinicians to automate patient turn charting in EMRs, run reports and analytics to direct resources, and improve turn protocol adherence.

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) recommends scheduled turning protocols to prevent HAPIs. However, most US hospitals still use paper wall clocks or egg timers, which are outdated and ineffective in modern healthcare. In addition, staff shortages and competing priorities have stressed nurses, and it is challenging to keep track of the last time a patient was turned without a more sophisticated system like Masimo Centroid®.

About Masimo

Masimo is a pioneering medical technology company that designs and manufactures an extensive range of industry-leading monitoring technologies based in Irving, California. The company offers groundbreaking measurements, patient monitors, sensors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life, patient outcomes, and healthcare costs. Through constant innovation, the company built a portfolio of clinically proven offerings that set the standard for modernization, performance, and patient safety by availing healthcare providers with the necessary data to boost clinical decision-making.

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