I can't just pick on GE, you know. Yesterday Spacelabs Healthcare announced the introduction of 7 new ventilators - with nary a word about connectivity.

In fairness to Blease, I suppose the static installation of ventilators in operating rooms, combined with the maturity and penetration of anesthesia information systems (all using serial interfaces) does not result in the need for network connectivity that exists in other patient care areas.

Pictured right is a Blease Sirius anesthesiology ventilator.