Philips bids US$430 million for Visicu

After October’s announcement of a $110m bid for Raytel (home cardiac monitoring), comes further evidence of Philip’s determination to be a dominating player in the telehealth arena. The announcement says: “By integrating Visicu’s remote patient monitoring and clinical decision support technology with Philips’ patient monitors, both companies expect to accelerate growth by offering products that provide more effective clinical decision support to hospital staff, while allowing them to monitor far greater numbers of critically ill patients.” More on the bid.