Vendor Spotlight - Welch Allyn May 21 2015
We are excited to announce a new blog series, the Vendor Spotlight! In these posts, we will showcase a vendor within Healthcare. And who better to start with than a company who just expanded their portfolio with some new and exciting products? Here is our Welch Allyn Vendor Spotlight!
Almost every Medical Professional knows the name Welch Allyn, but how much is actually known about the company itself? Welch Allyn is celebrating their 100th year as a Healthcare Manufacturing Powerhouse with products like their Macroview Otoscope, Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Green Series 777 Diagnostic Wall Sets. With products like these, it is no wonder why it is the most highly searched for brand of medical products. Since 1915, Welch Allyn has continually applied practical innovations to further healthcare technology progress and help healthcare professionals delivery better care. Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn founded Welch Allyn with the vision to help transform care, and today, their vision stands firm with their third generation ownership and a diverse list of product categories available in 26 different countries.
Virtually every exam room that you step into has at least one Welch Allyn product in it. Consistently seen is the discontinued Welch Allyn 767 Diagnostic Wall Set or it’s more advanced predecessor Welch Allyn 777 Diagnostic Wall Set. The 777 Wall Set is customizable to each office’s needs. Otoscope, Ophthalmoscope, Blood Pressure, Thermometry and even Vital Signs, can all be added to a configuration. The 777 puts all of these important diagnostic devices within an arms reach of your patient, while giving them all a home so they do not get misplaced.
Welch Allyn continues to stand among the industry leaders continuing to improve their product line with new and exciting products. If you have not had a chance to see their new line of products, be sure to check out the VS100 Spot Vision Screener and the CareTemp Touchless Thermometer. These 2 new products from Welch Allyn were showcased at a recent convention that MonsterMed was privileged to be a part of. Our employees were able to see these products in action and the results are astounding!
Attention Physicians...House Calls Are Back! August 07 2014
A trend is emerging in medicine today…or should we say, making a come back. Taking a page out of the playbook of doctors from years past, modern physicians are becoming more and more receptive to the idea of house calls for patient care. House calls offer several benefits over a traditional doctor visit by offering the patient a greatly increased level of comfort during the appointment. House calls also offer the physician a chance to observe and analyze the patient’s living situation, looking for any factors that may contribute to a patient’s condition. Though there are many benefits, there are hurdles to face with the decision to begin house calls.
Perhaps the biggest hurdle to a physician in deciding to begin house calls, is the availability of medical equipment normally available in a physician’s office. When it comes to traveling with equipment, there are many options to choose from.
Taking a patient’s vitals is always the first step in physician visit. To take the patient’s temperature, the Welch Allyn Thermoscan Pro4000 Thermometer is a great, inexpensive option. It uses standard AA batteries, or it can be powered by an optional, long-life rechargeable battery. The patient’s temperature is taken with the click of a button, quickly, accurately, and comfortably. It is very durably so it can survive transport between patient’s homes and your office.
To take the patient’s Blood Pressure, there are a couple option. The classic hand aneroid, like the Welch Allyn DS58 or ADC Diagnostix 703, is a simple, durable solution that is time tested. If you wish to maximize patient interaction, and have your hands free for other things, an automatic solution is a great option. The Welch Allyn Connex ProBP 3400 Blood Pressure Monitor is an affordable automatic blood pressure device that can take a reading in 15 seconds! It is fast, uses a lithium-ion battery, and is EMR capable, allowing the user to upload the results when you get back to your office.
Finally, every primary care physician needs a good otoscope. We suggest the Welch Allyn MacroView otoscope. It has twice the field of view and 30% more magnification available than a traditional otoscope. It offers excellent optical clarity and adjustable focus in a comparatively small package. For home visits, the ability to accept a 3.5V Welch Allyn rechargeable battery pack makes the MacroView an excellent choice.We hope that gives you a good head start on getting geared up for making house calls.
Introducing the Dinolite Digital Otoscope June 06 2014
When you are shopping for otoscope for your medical practice, what features do you look for? Naturally, you’ll want it to be easy to use, small enough to be discrete, capable of providing ample illumination and, of course, reliability. You likely also want it to have a clear, sharp picture, which is easy to use in a diagnosis. Traditional wall mounted otoscopes are capable of satisfying all of these conditions, for sure. Many are available at excellent price points that meet those needs and more. However, before you buy one, it might behoove you to consider an alternative option.
One such alternative is Dinolite’s series of Digital Earscopes. The Dinolite Digital Earscopes use an external display to show vivid, clear images of the outer and middle ear. Instead of the classic eyepiece, Dinolite utilizes a digital sensor, much like your digital camera or smartphone. That sensor then relays what it seen over USB, to a computer running DinoCapture software.
From the software, you can do some very unique things. You can simply view the video feed in real time, allowing the Digital Earscope to serve as an everyday otoscope. You can take a picture, allowing you to have it for reference or consult another physician. You can take a time lapse, where several pictures are taken at a fixed interval, allowing you to observe changes over time. You can even take a video, at up to 30 frames per second, if you need to have a real-time account of what you’re seeing.
Dinolite is offered in many configurations so there is surely one to fit your budget and needs. The base model Dinolite AM311H offers a feature packed device at an affordable cost. Features include 4 LED Illumination, 10x-50x variable magnification, and a 640x480 pixel sensor, capable of taking clear images, and video at up to 30 frames per second. If you find you need a sharper, larger image, the Dinolite AM4113-EUT offers all the features of the base model, but offers an increased field of view, ups the sensor resolution to 1280x1024, or 1.3 Megapixels, and offers a further 80x digital zoom. Plus, both models use the readily available Welch Allyn Otoscope Specula.