Evaluation: Philips IntelliVue MX40 Integrated-Display Telemetry System

June 8, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • Telemetry systems were developed to monitor patients who are at risk for cardiac events but not acutely ill enough to warrant continuous bedside monitoring.
    • Today, they often offer additional measurements that can be used to monitor conditions like hypoxia and compromised respiratory status.
    • Patients on telemetry monitoring are often ambulatory for part of the day.
  • The​ IntelliVue MX40 telemetry system comprises the following:
    • The patient-worn MX40 telemetry device, which is used to acquire patient data and relay it wirelessly using Philips's IntelliVue Smart-hopping 1.4 GHz WMTS network or the hospital's industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network, depending on which option is purchased.
      • The device is powered interchangeably by either a rechargeable Li-ion battery or three AA alkaline batteries and is equipped with a 1.70 × 2.26-inch color display.
      • The MX40 monitors ECG, detects arrhythmias, and displays continuous ST and QT segments, SpO2, and impedance respiration, when connected to the PIIC iX or when communication is lost between the device and PIIC iX.
      • The display on the MX40 can show numerics and up to two waveforms (i.e., ECG, SpO2, or impedance respiration).
    • The PIIC iX platform, which can be used to control multiple types of Philips monitors across multiple care areas.

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