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Nonin Medical wireless pulse oximeter gains Microsoft HealthVault certification

Nonin Medical, the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a provider in noninvasive physiological monitoring, has received the Microsoft HealthVault certification for its Onyx II Model 9560 Continua-Certified, bluetooth wireless fingertip pulse oximeter.

The Onyx II 9560 helps individuals to monitor their blood-oxygen saturation measurements and pulse rate and then wirelessly upload the data to Microsoft HealthVault with secured access through EMR systems, and personal digital devices.

In addition to operating in the US, Microsoft HealthVault has a presence in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Microsoft HealthVault is Microsoft’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.

Mark VanderWerf, director of eHealth for Nonin Medical said that 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).

"Certifying the Onyx II 9560 to Microsoft HealthVault is significant because it extends chronic disease management from healthcare providers to consumers," VanderWerf said.