GE acquires Data Critical

October 3, 2001

The Information Technologies unit of GE Medical Systems has merged with wireless telemetry and communications pioneer Data Critical. The acquisition includes VitalCom, a developer of software and wireless patient monitoring networks that merged with Data

The Information Technologies unit of GE Medical Systems has merged with wireless telemetry and communications pioneer Data Critical. The acquisition includes VitalCom, a developer of software and wireless patient monitoring networks that merged with Data Critical in June 2001. Under the terms of the acquisition, Data Critical shareholders will receive $3.75, payable in cash, for each Data Critical share. With Data Critical and VitalCom, GE gains a broad line of wireless technologies that deliver patient information directly to physicians and nurses wherever they are in the hospital. Data Critical’s products are installed in more than 400 hospitals in the U.S.