Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment, announced it has partnered with DETECTO, America’s largest healthcare scale manufacturer, to enable automated interface between the Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (Connex VSM), the Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System (Connex IWS) and select DETECTO professional medical scales. The partnership allows Welch Allyn to expand its program of connected weight, height and body mass index (BMI) patient data solution for both physician and hospital customers in low-acuity settings. Automating the interface between the respective devices can help eliminate documentation errors by reducing the need for manual parameter recording, while also increasing the speed of recording weight, height and BMI into electronic medical records (EMRs).
“For almost 100 years, Welch Allyn has been a leader in diagnostic devices and vital signs collection with its outstanding blood pressure, thermometry and SpO2 technologies,” said Kelley Murphy, senior director, Vital Signs Category Management at Welch Allyn. “The availability of connectivity between Welch Allyn vital signs devices and DETECTO medical scales allows us to add weight, height and BMI to our comprehensive list of automated vital signs that can be transferred to an EMR.”
Connectivity-ready DETECTO medical scales included under the agreement include eye-level and waist-high electronic column scales for physician and hospital settings, bariatric, wheelchair and visiting nurse scales—designed to accommodate every kind of patient need quickly and accurately. These scales operate digitally and are equipped with BMI, easy-to-read display, and auto-off features, plus several models feature digital height rods to speed the measurement process. These scales feature DETECTO’s unique 1LOOK feature which displays height, weight, and BMI all onscreen simultaneously to be viewed in one scan of the eye for efficient patient recordkeeping.
“Vital signs monitoring and physical patient measurement are the basis of most visits to the doctor’s office. Checking blood pressure and temperature, measuring weight and height, these are all essential steps for patient care,” said Jonathan Sabo, vice president of Marketing for DETECTO. “Partnering with Welch Allyn is a natural step for us since both of our companies are family-owned and well-known, respected brands in the medical industry. Together, we can improve the patient care process and maximize medical record efficiency.”
About DETECTO Medical Scales
The largest medical scale manufacturer in the United States, DETECTO was founded in 1900 and has dealers in over 110 countries around the globe. Factory headquarters are located in Webb City, MO (USA), and the family-owned company employs a staff of 350 associates trained in manufacturing high-quality weighing products. Providing medical-grade accuracy for over 110 years, DETECTO is ISO-9001:2008 certified in quality standards. DETECTO has been featured on the TV shows “How It’s Made” and “World’s Greatest!...” More information about DETECTO medical scales may be found at www.detecto.com.
About Welch Allyn
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,750 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.