Spotlight Vendor - Midmark July 10 2015
The Midmark Company’s stylish and affordable line of products continues to improve healthcare, as they have for the last 100 years! That’s right, they are celebrating 100 years in business right now with their portfolio of products that includes Procedure and Exam Tables, Medical Casework, Diagnostic Equipment, Procedure and Exam Lights, Sterilization Equipment, and much more. The Midmark Ritter 204 Manual Exam Table has become a staple in today’s exam room, while their line of cardiology products, including the IQecg Electrocardiograph and Iqspiro Digital Spirometer, has quickly become a favorite among cardiology specialists.
The Midmark story began in 1915 with the Cummings Machine Company, a manufacturer of concrete mixers owned by E.C Cummings. By 1925, after acquisitions and changes on the board of directors, Industrial Equipment Company was born. In 1967, four medical products with blueprints were purchased, paving their entrance in the medical market. Moving the company to Versailles Ohio in 1969 and reinventing the company, dawned a new identity, Midmark. Since then, the company continues to thrive as an innovator in Medical technologies.
Then, in the early 2000’s, Midmark put their innovative spin on the Brentwood line of Cariology products distinguishing them as not just another table manufacturer. The IQecg Electrocardiograph, the Iqspiro Digital Spirometer and Iqvitals Vital Signs Monitor were all designed to improve office workflow and patient comfort and when improving onteh Brentwood design, Midmark’s design team spoke with the doctors, nurses and technicians that use these devices to see what they wanted. This “listening to the customer” approach helped to upgrade the already popular Iqmark series to the products popular today.
Now in 2015, they continue to innovate and re-invent their product base. The release of the 630 HumanForm Power Procedures Table proves just that, offering natural movement that complements the human body like no other table on the market today. Key improvements were made to create the HumanForm Procedure Table including Motion Profiling, Active Sensing Technology and a Premium Comfort System.
Midmark continues to innovate and improve their products. Check out MonsterMed for great prices on Midmark’s line of Medical Equipment.
EMR Connected Medical Devices April 07 2014
EMR Connected Medical Devices
In the first installment of this series, we revealed the ways an EMR could have a positive effect on your medical practice. We also pointed out some of the benefits of utilizing an EMR to your medical practice such as the ability to perform various patient tests by use of connected medical devices. This week, we would like to take an in depth look at a few of these connected medical devices and talk about some that we feature here on MonsterMed.com.
Having connected medical devices could save you a lot of time when checking the vitals of a patient. Instead of taking all the readings and then typing them into your EMR software, results are automatically transferred into the patients record file. This can allow you more time to speak with the patient and focus more fully on what they are saying about their symptoms and pain level. A connected vital signs solution, like the Midmark IQvitals, can test blood pressure, temperature, and SpO2, while you have your hands free and your focus on the patient. After the system performs its tests, the measurements are uploaded directly into the patient’s chart! Furthermore, the IQvitals can interface with Health-o-meter digital scales to help you keep track of patient weight.
Also in the Midmark connected device lineup are the IQspiro and IQecg. The Midmark Iqspiro Spirometer allows the caregiver to perform a pulmonary function test, while the IQecg is used to perform an ECG test. Both systems, like the IQvitals, are connected thus allowing results to be entered seamlessly into the patients digital record. These tools can assist you in a more thorough evaluation of your patients’ health, especially when connected to an EMR solution. All this data in one place will make it much simpler to make an accurate diagnosis.MonsterMed has the connected medical device that is right for you. Those listed above are just a sampling of the devices we have to offer. Let us help you get the equipment you need for your office. One of our highly trained customer service specialists can get you the answers to your questions, online or over the phone!
Welcome to the Digital Medical Office March 28 2014
Welcome to the Digital Medical Office of the Future!
It’s 2014 and we are in an information golden age, where everything is connected and seemingly all of the world’s information is only a few keystrokes away. The copier in your office likely connects to the internet to send an email or e-fax. The locks and alarms in the office connect to your security provider over an internet connection. The office's computer may be used to assist in the diagnosis of a patient by accessing online references and checking their symptoms against known diagnoses. And this is just the beginning!
If your practice is already benefiting by digital connectivity, it makes sense to further leverage this connectivity to make your day to day tasks simpler? You have probably heard of, and you might even be utilizing, electronic medical records (EMR). For those not familiar, electronic medical records are digital versions of paper charts that contain all of a patient’s medical history from one practice. Having patient’s medical history stored digitally allows for quick access to patient records on several connected devices, like a tablet, office computer or smartphone.
This connectivity ability works both ways. Not only can you access information quickly, you can also input information quickly. Plus, there are many diagnostic devices with connectivity options that can automatically send test results into an EMR system. Devices like the Midmark IQecg Digital ECG System or the Midmark IQspiro Digital Spirometer System integrate into most of today's most widely utilized EMR systems. So now, you and your staff can check-in a patient, review their digital chart, take their vitals and have the information uploaded instantaneously to their chart, all from the same office computer. This can offer a significant time savings, gives you more time with the patient, and streamline your record keeping.
For many practices, an EMR can be an excellent solution for record keeping issues. For offices already using EMR, connected devices can further streamline patient reception and screening. For more information regarding EMR, check out http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/electronic-medical-records-emr