Welch Allyn is unveiling three new products this week at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Connex Integrated Wall System (IWS) is a digitized version of a primary care physician’s traditional tool kit and includes an integrated vital signs reporting system that talks directly to an EMR. The Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System is a wireless device that automatically captures and documents patient data straight from the bedside. The new handheld Connex ProBP 3400 digital blood pressure meter provides results in about 15 seconds and includes a USB port for easy upload of the data.
Details about the new devices from the announcement:
Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System
The Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Wall System (IWS) incorporates nearly 100 years of innovation into one unit. The system features traditional Welch Allyn physical assessment instruments—an integrated ophthalmoscope and otoscope—combined with twenty-first century vital signs assessment technology from the Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (VSM). The Connex VSM is a full-color, touch screen vital signs device providing automatic measurements such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pulse oximetry, weight and Total Hemoglobin; manual parameters such as respiration, height and pain level; and modifiers such as body position, O2 therapy details and others.
By incorporating Connex VSM technology into the Connex IWS, the wall unit can be configured for spot-check, monitoring with intervals or triage modes and is ideal for sites using an EMR or HIS (hospital information system). The Connex IWS significantly reduces time spent on manual transcription and instances of human error and has the ability to automatically transfer data to an EMR. Plus, it offers the ability for patient vital signs to be viewed anytime, anywhere on a network. The customizable wall system supports both Welch Allyn and its’ manufacturing partners’ technology, and its’ open architecture makes it a great investment, as upgrades and new technology can be added as they become available.
Welch Allyn Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation System
The Welch Allyn Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) 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 general care settings with immediate access to accurate vital signs anytime, anywhere. It includes the Connex VSM, accessory cable management stand and Connex® Vitals Management (VM) software which automates the vitals documentation process to eliminate manual steps and the errors that go with them. With Connex VM software integrated into an EMR system, users can document accurate patient data right from the bedside.
Welch Allyn Connex® ProBP™ 3400
The Welch Allyn Connex ProBP 3400 is an automated digital blood pressure device designed to fit in the palm of the hand. Using Welch Allyn SureBP™ blood pressure technology, the Connex ProBP delivers fast, accurate blood pressure readings with the reliability and accuracy found in popular Welch Allyn 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 will be demonstrating the speed and accuracy of the device by inviting Medica attendees to get their blood pressure taken inside the Welch Allyn booth. For each attendee who spends just 15 seconds getting their blood pressure taken, Welch Allyn will donate 10 € to Heart to Heart International, which will use the funds to deliver medical training to primary care physicians in Eastern Europe.