For Immediate Release:
Contact: Melanie Stanek
Director, Corporate Relations
Nonin Medical, Inc.
Phone: +1 763-577-5514
Nonin Medical Announces Microsoft®-HealthVault™ Certification of World’s First
Continua™-Certified, Bluetooth® Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter at
Model 9560 with Microsoft® HealthVault™ Certification Empowers
Consumers to Better Manage Their Chronic Diseases
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2011
(PR NEWSWIRE) — Nonin
Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in
noninvasive physiological monitoring, today announced that the Onyx®
II Model 9560 Continua™-certified, Bluetooth® wireless fingertip pulse oximeter has received
Microsoft® HealthVault™ certification. Microsoft HealthVault is Microsoft
Corporation’s Web-based platform that allows consumers to upload from their
health and wellness devices vital signs and other medical data to a repository where
they can securely store the information and easily share it with care providers.
Nonin Medical made the announcement at the 2011 International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Nonin Medical’s pulse oximeters are the gold standard for vital
sign assessment in managing chronic diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF),” said Mark VanderWerf,
director of eHealth for Nonin Medical. “Certifying
the Onyx II 9560 to Microsoft HealthVault is significant because it extends chronic
disease management from healthcare providers to consumers. Now, individuals suffering
from chronic diseases are empowered—with their care providers—to better manage
their condition by being able to rely on, and share objective data points,
rather than just describing subjective symptoms.”
Using the Onyx II 9560, individuals can monitor their
blood-oxygen saturation measurements and pulse rate and then wirelessly upload
the data to Microsoft HealthVault. There, authorized caregivers can access the information
securely through a wide range of Web applications, EMR systems, and personal
digital devices. In addition to operating in the United States, Microsoft
HealthVault has a presence in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.
“Certifying to Microsoft HealthVault—and the Siemens
IT Solutions’ Assignio platform powered by Microsoft HealthVault in Germany—
is the latest demonstration of Nonin Medical’s commitment to working globally with consumers, clinicians and providers to
develop and leverage eHealth technologies that simplify healthcare delivery while
improving quality of life,” VanderWerf said.
New Nonin Medical Technologies Showcased at CES Bluetooth SIG booth #3219
Medical will demonstrate its new Microsoft HealthVault connectivity at CES in the
Bluetooth SIG booth #3219, Thursday, January 6, through Sunday, January 9,
during exhibitor hours. Visitors can also see Nonin Medical’s GO2®
Achieve fingertip pulse oximeter and the new Wrist-Ox2™ Model 3150 wrist-worn
pulse oximeter. In addition, Nonin Medical will demonstrate the world’s first end-to-end health solution (enabled by Continua™-certified
interoperability), where visitors can learn how data from consumer
health devices can be securely transmitted to hospitals, medical offices,
social media and patient information systems for a complete healthcare
“Benefits of Pulse Oximetry in Chronic
Disease Management” Demonstration
Individuals attending CES can
learn more about the critical role that pulse oximetry plays in managing chronic
respiratory diseases at Nonin Medical’s “Benefits
of Pulse Oximetry in Chronic Disease Management” demonstration, Thursday,
Jan. 6th, from 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Living in Digital Times
About Nonin Medical, Inc.
Medical, Inc. is the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and specializes in
the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with an additional distribution and service
center in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Nonin distributes its products to health
professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries and has more than 100
OEM partners worldwide.
Medical’s vision of remote monitoring focuses on how to provide cost-effective,
accurate physiological data exchanges with no proprietary boundaries. As a founding
member of the Continua Alliance and a Bluetooth SIG CES Award winner, Nonin Medical
is dedicated to developing low power, interoperable technology to reduce
healthcare costs and improve quality of life. Since certifying
the world’s first Continua™-Certified product in 2009, the company continues to
drive global connectivity standards and add interoperable solutions across its
product line. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.