Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welch Allyn to Showcase Suite of Powerful and Scalable Diagnostic Care Solutions at Arab Health Congress 2011

Company will offer interactive booth experience, highlight new devices and demonstrate commitment to driving health innovation where healthcare begins

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y. - Sunday, January 23rd 2011 [ME NewsWire]

2011 Arab Health Exhibition & Congress

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical products and solutions, will showcase its newest suite of devices that capture, format and transmit vital signs from the point of care to electronic medical records (EMRs) this week at the 2011 Arab Health Exhibition & Congressin Dubai, UAE. In addition to featuring a new flexible monitor that provides easy access to patient data at the bedside, and offering visitors hands-on demonstrations of its new vital signs documentation system and handheld digital blood pressure device, the company’s state-of-the-art display at stand 6B50, complete with touch-screen kiosks and tablet computers, will add a high-tech dimension to the interactive demos.

“This week at Arab Health we’ll be demonstrating several of the powerful new and scalable digital connected solutions we have introduced in the last 12 months which offer significant clinical and economical benefits to healthcare facilities and providers,” says Welch Allyn President and CEO Julie Shimer. “This is the direct result of the growing demand for comprehensive technologies that anticipate and respond to unique caregiver needs around the world.”

The company will showcase four of its newest products at the expo, including the Welch Allyn 1500 Patient Monitor, Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System, Welch Allyn Connex® ProBP™3400, and co-branded Health o meter® Professional Scales.

The Welch Allyn 1500 Patient Monitor is company’s first comprehensive bedside monitoring solution. Designed to enhance clinical decision-making and improve patient safety, the monitor offers easy-to-use features and options that provide clinicians with access to the information they need to provide the best possible patient care. One of the outstanding features of the monitor is a 15-inch color LCD display—the largest in its class—with a 170 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angle that allows clinicians to see patient data clearly from anywhere in the hospital room. Additionally, its compact size, including a footprint that is only three inches deep, means it can be placed almost anywhere without disruption. The device is currently available in markets outside the United States and Canada.

The Welch Allyn Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation System is an all-in-one solution that electronically captures and transmits patient data to an EMR, enabling improvements in patient safety and clinical decision making and reducing risk to facilities. The system provides clinicians in non-critical care settings with immediate access to accurate vital signs anytime, anywhere. It includes the Connex® Vital Signs Monitor—now available with both Welch Allyn SureTemp® Plusthermister oral/axillary/rectal and Braun ThermoScan® PRO 4000tympanic ear thermometry options, Accessory Cable Management Stand, Connex Vitals Management Software, and the new Welch Allyn Partners in Care ServicesSMprogram that provides personalized support and installation.

The Welch Allyn Connex ProBP 3400 is an automated digital blood pressure device designed to fit in the palm of the hand. Borrowing Welch Allyn SureBP™ blood pressure technology from the company’s multiparameter vital signs devices, the Connex ProBP delivers fast, accurate blood pressure readings with the reliability and accuracy found in Welch Allyn’s popular vital signs devices. Now available worldwide, the Welch Allyn Connex ProBP is easy to use and provides a portable option for capturing reliable blood pressure readings in virtually any hospital or primary care environment.

Welch Allyn co-branded Health o meter® Professional Scales will allow Welch Allyn to offer for the first time a line of high-quality professional medical weight scales as part of its existing portfolio of vital signs devices aimed at giving frontline care providers quick and accurate ways to assess, diagnose and treat patients in low-acuity settings. In turn, Pelstar, LLC, which holds the number one market position in the U.S. for professional medical scales, will now have the opportunity to expand into various high-growth international markets by leveraging the wide-reaching distribution channels of Welch Allyn. Health o meter Professional Scales have been distributed by Welch Allyn in Latin America for nearly 20 years, and both companies expect the enhanced partnership to allow for greater opportunities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“Scalability is having a profound impact on the way we develop our products,” added Shimer. “Patient safety and sustainability are primary concerns—in hospitals, remote clinics, and physician offices. We are designing customizable products that offer greater efficiency and more configurability options to help shape the future of healthcare delivery beyond traditional approaches to connect, manage, and share patient information—and improve patient care in the process.”

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 2,600 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn 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.

For More Information:

Welch Allyn

Jamie Arnold, APR, +1-315-685-4599

Public Relations Manager


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