For over 50 years, healthcare professionals have experienced the company’s proven commitment to: connecting innovation with care; stability for a strong future; collaboration with clinical and technological partners; effective implementation of real-world solutions; service wherever, whenever and however it’s needed. The most important factor in patient care is a knowledgeable medical professional with the right tools: Spacelabs Healthcare is dedicated to developing and supporting those tools.
In 1958, Spacelabs was selected to solve the ultimate accessibility problem; monitoring vital signs in the U.S. space program. Telemetry was critical then, and the company has continued to be at the forefront of key telemetry and monitoring solutions to make vital data accessible at clinician fingertips throughout the healthcare enterprise.
As the mobility of patients throughout the hospital became more important, finding ways to make monitoring equipment smaller while maintaining accuracy and affordability was essential. Spacelabs was the first to recognize the value of digital microprocessors in clinical applications. The company’s pioneering developments in this field have fostered new standards of care and data accessibility throughout the healthcare enterprise.
As the need for expanding the frontiers of monitoring beyond the simple “box” grew, Spacelabs was there again to take Ethernet technology into the medical arena. This development continues with current products and partnerships with other information systems to make it simple and easy for clinicians and facilities.