ivWatch Announces Compatibility with Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitors

ivWatch Model 400 includes point-of-care connectivity

HAMPTON, Va., June 21, 2018 – ivWatch, the only provider of continuous non-invasive monitoring devices for the early detection of peripheral intravenous (IV) infiltrations and extravasations, now supports Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitors for in-room and remote notifications and electronic medical record (EMR) data capture.

“Interoperability with an industry leader like Philips enables IV infiltration alerts and IV assessment data to be more widely available to health care providers,” said Gary Warren, president and CEO of ivWatch.

Already an FDA-cleared standalone device that can be integrated with any infusion pump or IV gravity infusion, the ivWatch Model 400 provides infiltration notifications through the Philips IntelliBridge EC10 Interface Module or IntelliBridge EC10 integral Interface Board with Open Interface Driver (ED101) and EC5 ID Module on MP40-90 and MX400-800 Philips patient monitors.

ivWatch visual notifications alerting clinicians of infiltration events can be displayed on a designated Philips patient monitor, as well as generated on remote nursing station monitors allowing care providers to respond quickly. Early detection of these complications helps minimize harm. In addition, a clinician is able to document the overall state/health of the IV or if there was an infiltration directly from the Model 400 user interface during a patient assessment. Integration with Philips technology enables health care facilities to leverage their current infrastructure and capture the IV assessment data in their existing EMR systems.

“Our vision is to eliminate harm associated with IV infiltrations and extravasations,” said Warren. “We will continue to work with like-minded companies to make this technology solution available to as many health care organizations as possible as we embark on a new IV therapy standard of care.”

To learn more about ivWatch and the Model 400, visit www.ivWatch.com.

About ivWatch:
ivWatch, LLC is the leading medical device manufacturer and biosensor technology company focused on improving patient safety and the effectiveness of intravenous therapy. Our dedicated and passionate team is focused on our company vision of eliminating patient harm caused by infiltrations and extravasations. Through our innovative monitored IV solutions, we help minimize the risks associated with adverse IV events. Follow us on Twitter @ivWatch or Facebook @ivWatchLLChttps://www.ivWatch.com/

MEDIA CONTACT: Amara Betoney, amara.betoney@ivwatch.com, Direct (757) 224-2606, Office (855) 489-2824 x7007, Mobile (757) 660-4949

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Sensors Expo & Conference, the nation’s leading event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, in conjunction with Sensors Online, announced ivWatch as a finalist of the 2018 Best of Sensors Expo Awards in the “Application” category. The competition highlights the advances in both innovations and real-world applications of sensors. ivWatch is one of eight companies in the running for the application award which is designed to recognize sensor use in the wider world that are distinctive and have the potential to change the way people work or serve a real industry need. Read more here.

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Association for Vascular Access

ivWatch Chief Nursing Officer Shares Experience on Evaluating New Technology  

ivWatch’s Susan Brown recently shared insights on evaluating and adopting new technology and devices in the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) May e-news publication, Intravascular Quarterly. In the piece “A Balancing Act: Trusting Experience and Technology,” she taps on her clinical healthcare career experiences and offers advice to vascular access professionals on how to evaluate technology benefits and fitting new devices into overall workflow. See the full publication here.

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An interview with Gary Warren, president and CEO of ivWatch, and Andy Fox of WAVY TV 10, highlighted the biotech company as an example of a business driving diversity in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The segment features the ivWatch Model 400 and how the company is working to solve a major medical problem while creating jobs. Read the article and view the segment here.

myIV.com Encourages Patients to Take Advocate Pledge

Website for IV therapy information shares new resources and patient stories to help patients #BeYourOwnIVAdvocate

Hampton, Va. – April 25, 2018 – This month, patients were asked to take a pledge to be their own advocate by sharing their intravenous (IV) therapy stories to help others learn more about the procedure. The #BeYourOwnIVAdvocate campaign is hosted on myIV.com, a resource that provides answers to questions about IVs – from the most basic to complex. Sponsored by ivWatch, myIV.com is the first online patient resource of its kind providing visitors simplified information about IVs to foster an informed community of current and future patients.

Nearly 80 percent of all hospital patients receive an IV1, and with more than 150 million placed each year in the U.S., it is one of the most common invasive medical procedures performed. Close to 50 percent of IVs fail due to complications, such as an infiltration, when the fluid or medication intended for the vein leaks into the surrounding tissue. Every failure of an IV results in a drug delivery error and carries the potential for reduced drug effectiveness and physical harm. The myIV.com types of IV failure video educates patients on the symptoms to look out for of the most common complications, like infiltration and phlebitis.

The #BeYourOwnIVAdvocate campaign is focused on empowering patients and family caregivers with knowledge of what to know before a hospital visit. The IV 101: The Basics guide includes:

  • Why patients need IVs
  • How IVs are used
  • The different types of IVs
  • IV Risks

Barby Ingle shared a horrifying experience in a recent video interview about waking up in the middle of surgery due to an infiltration of her anesthesia medication. The WEGO Health Patient Leader stated the importance of getting informed ahead of a hospital visit, “Get the information that you need now, plant the seeds in your brain ahead of time so when you are in that emergency situation and you need help, you can remember back to what you learned on [myIV.com].”

To #BeYourOwnIVAdvocate and, take the pledge at myiv.com/be-your-own-iv-advocate/.

1. Zhang, L., Cao, S., Marsh, N., Ray-Barruel, G., Flynn, J., Larsen, E. and Rickard, C.M. (2016) Infection risks associated with peripheral vascular catheters. Journal of Infection Prevention. 17(5), p.207-213. doi: 10.1177/1757177416655472

About myIV.com
myIV.com is an online patient resource portal dedicated to empowering patients with information on all things IV, simplified. As the first website of its kind focused on IVs and IV therapy, myIV.com fills the gap in patient education and makes IVs easier to understand. myIV.com is sponsored by ivWatch. Help raise #myIVawareness on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. For more information, visit www.myIV.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Amara Betoney, amara.betoney@ivwatch.com, Office (757) 224-2606, Mobile (757) 660-4949

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ivWatch Model 400 Featured Among Critical Care Products in Healthcare Purchasing News
A recent Healthcare Purchasing News article opens with a stat about intensive care unit (ICU) hospitals’ costs and these units being a target for new interventions that can help clinicians detect issues sooner, intervene more effectively and reduce length of stay. In the article “Critical Caring,” ivWatch Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Scott Hensley, comments on patient vulnerabilities in the critical care environment and how many hospitals are working to reduce the severity of outcomes associated with hospital-acquired conditions, including IV infiltration. The article highlights the ivWatch Model 400 as a new product category — a monitored PIV. Read the full article here.

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