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GE HealthCare’s CARESCAPE Canvas Patient Monitoring Platform Receives FDA Clearance

  • CARESCAPE Canvas builds on GE HealthCare’s 50+ years of clinical excellence and provides a unified patient monitoring solution that is reliable, flexible, scalable and intuitive to use

GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) today announced US FDA 510(k) clearance of its CARESCAPE Canvas patient monitoring platform for precise, flexible patient care. CARESCAPE Canvas and CARESCAPE ONE are part of an adaptable ecosystem that can easily scale up and scale down monitoring capabilities based on the acuity of each individual patient, delivered on a standardized platform that drives enterprise efficiency and ease of service.

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CARESCAPE Canvas in the NICU (Photo: Business Wire)

CARESCAPE Canvas in the NICU (Photo: Business Wire)

“As patient acuity and disease trends change rapidly, adaptability in the hospital setting is becoming more important. We look for ways to improve the care experience by delivering quality clinical measurements where and when they are needed, giving care providers the information they need to make the best possible clinical decisions,” Dr. Roland Schrewe, head of PICU, University of Frankfurt. “GE HealthCare’s CARESCAPE Canvas provides a precise, standardized and flexible patient monitoring solution that adapts to patient needs with the ease of switching out a cable.”

CARESCAPE Canvas is a FlexAcutity solution equipped with smart parameter technology that can be used for patients at all levels of acuity. This monitoring platform offers flexibility, standardization and ease of use by leveraging micromodules that connect with standardized medical USB technology -- simply adding or disconnecting cables equipped for various configurations enables more efficient care based on patient care needs. It is also equipped with flexible, easy to configure software and interchangeable frames for advanced parameters, enable monitoring devices to be quickly redeployed across the hospital enterprise as needed.

“This new monitoring ecosystem has the potential for a hospital to have one single unified approach to patient monitoring that can be easily tailored for each patient,” said Neal Sandy, general manager, monitoring solutions, GE HealthCare. “GE HealthCare is committed to offering flexible solutions that enable care teams to focus on the patient, not the technology. CARESCAPE Canvas’ innovative approach, where software and patient parameters can change in a very nimble manner, enable a standardized ecosystem that can adapt to changing healthcare needs.”

The CARESCAPE Canvas bedside monitor was developed and tested with the rest of GE HealthCare’s ecosystem, not only with the current devices available, but also with prior versions that are used across the 100 million patients monitored by GE HealthCare devices each year. This backward compatibility allows healthcare systems to upgrade to the latest capabilities at their pace. CARESCAPE Canvas was also developed with sustainability in mind, with a 53% reduction in packaging volume1, 48% reduction in packaging weight compared to previous generation monitor1, and a 25% reduction in energy consumption compared to previous models2. In addition, CARESCAPE Canvas monitors made at GE HealthCare’s Helsinki site are manufactured by using 100% renewable wind electricity3.

CARESCAPE Canvas was recently awarded the world-renowned, iF Design Award 2023. The jury prize honors design achievements in all disciplines and recognized CARESCAPE Canvas for product design in medicine/health.

CARESCAPE Canvas has been approved for use in the EU since June, 2022 and is now cleared for use in the US.


GE HealthCare is a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, dedicated to providing integrated solutions, services, and data analytics to make hospitals more efficient, clinicians more effective, therapies more precise, and patients healthier and happier. Serving patients and providers for more than 100 years, GE HealthCare is advancing personalized, connected, and compassionate care, while simplifying the patient’s journey across the care pathway. Together our Imaging, Ultrasound, Patient Care Solutions, and Pharmaceutical Diagnostics businesses help improve patient care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, therapy, and monitoring. We are an $18 billion business with 50,000 employees working to create a world where healthcare has no limits.

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1 CARESCAPE Canvas package is 53% smaller and packaging material mass is 48% lighter than the packaging of the equivalent CARESCAPE B850 monitor.

2 CARESCAPE Canvas 1000 system uses 255 less energy than the CARESCAPE B850 system with the same setup.

3 CARESCAPE Canvas 1000 is produced in Finland with renewable wind energy.


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