Covidien's blood monitor will ship with GE's infant warmers

Covidien ($COV) is expanding the adoption of its Nellcor blood oxygenation monitor, announcing a deal with GE Healthcare ($GE) that will integrate its devices with GE's Giraffe and Panda infant warmers. Blood oxygenation readings can provide an early warning of dangerous medical conditions, Covidien says, and Nellcor's reformed alarm management system reduces clinically insignificant alerts by 60%, making for more reliable readings. More