AI Company Acquires WatchChild Fetal MonitorOctober 02, 2016
Hill-Rom Holdings has sold its fetal monitoring system, WatchChild, to PeriGen, a perinatal software company.
Before the acquisition, PeriGen had integrated with fetal monitors including WatchChild, but now they can offer a fully integrated obstetrics device. Hill-Rom which primarily focuses on workflows related to fall prevention, patient satisfaction improvement and infection protection was able to shed a product that doesn’t fit their portfolio.
PeriGen will apply its clinical design support and artificial intelligence to the monitor. Their technology is able to assess data from fetal monitoring strips every second. If there is an abnormality, the nurse is alerted either at the unit or remotely on a mobile device. The data can also populate the mother’s electronic health record. PeriGen is also testing a telemedicine element to their software that allows hospitals without a perinatal unit the ability to offer remote monitoring services.
The sale resulted in PeriGen relocating its headquarters from Princeton, New Jersey to Cary, North Carolina where the Hill-Rom offices of WatchChild are located. The 18 employees who worked on WatchChild, including the general manager, will join forces with the PeriGen team.
AIV Inc. supplies a range of fetal monitoring solutions including fetal monitoring transducers, replacement parts and repair services. To browse through our available fetal monitoring products, visit http://aiv-inc.com/fetal-monitor-transducers.html
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