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December 10, 2012

Phillips SureSigns V3 and V4 Acquire FIPS 140-2 Compliance

Phillips SureSigns is considered the cream of the crop in Vital Signs Monitors. Now, the company has announced that the devices are even better.

The Phillips SureSigns VS3 and VS4 Vital Signs Monitors are now up to standards when it comes to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. These particular vital signs monitors are not only meeting this exacting standard; they’re available for purchase immediately.   

Vital signs managers one some of those devices the public at large often ignores, but that the medical and healthcare sectors really couldn’t do without. With the growth of technology comes even better devices, and Phillips has long been one of those companies on which others could rely to put out a top-notch product.

The FIPS 140-2 requirement has to do with a security function made to protect sensitive information recorded on each monitor. Virtual signs monitors that fit the FIPS 140-2 requirements use cryptographic modules that have been tested and approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Meeting this standard also means they’re able to transmit data through secure federal facilities. 

The obvious benefit of this particular device is that the transmitting of special data allows for less vital sign recording errors and better up-to-the-minute information about a patient.

"The importance of secure and accessible patient information cannot be overstated," said Stacie Ruth, general manager, Specialty Care, Philips Healthcare. "FIPS compliance for SureSigns VS3 and VS4 Vital Signs Monitors assures federal health care organizations that patient data can be safely and securely transmitted wirelessly for incorporation into each patient's electronic medical record."

This easy-to-use device allows for more flexibility when implementing the device. There is also more comprehensive interoperability, and easy measurements via a host of different metrics, including blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and pulse oxmetry.

Edited by Braden Becker

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