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!
New and Exciting Welch Allyn Products April 28 2015
Welch Allyn has an exciting slate of new products for 2015. Let’s take a quick look at some of these new and soon to be released products.
The newly released CareTemp Touchless Thermometer offers speed and efficiency without touching the patient. The CareTemp Thermometer can obtain readings from 4-6cm away from the center of the patient’s forehead with its infrared sensor. The measurement distance feedback system detects proper or improper measuring distance, keeping accuracy at an all time high. The CareTemp is quickly becoming very popular with its amazing price point.
Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer
The Welch Allyn Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer will feature a better user experience with clinical workflow. It will have a back-lit display and dedicated function buttons for a 60 second pulse timer, C/F scale conversion and last temperature memory recall. With fast captures readings in only 2-3 seconds; this will surely be a high-end Ear Thermometer.
Another newly released unit is the Connex Spot Vital Signs Monitor. This monitor is designed to automatically obtain vital signs including blood pressure, temperature and SpO2. The Connex Spot Monitor features optional wireless connectivity, accuracy with the patient in any position and adaptability with changing EMR. This touch-screen device connects directly to your EMR and transmits patient data from the point of care. Optional Nonin, Covidien or Masimo Pulse Oximetry gives the user a variety of options.
Soon to be released (est. June 2015) is the ProBP 2400 Digital Blood Pressure Device. It is a budget friendly digital blood pressure device that provides features specifically suited for the professional environment. The ProBP provides a 3-reading average and manual mode making it well suited for a wide range of clinical situations.
Check back with MonsterMed for the products that are not yet released and check out the new products that are available now.
Product Battle: ADC ADView vs Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor February 20 2015
Get ready fight fans for a real bruiser. We are putting the ADC ADView Vital Signs Monitor up against the extremely popular Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor. We have no idea where this one will go but it should be fun.
Starting out with a bang, the ADC ADView takes this category without any argument. Considerably lower in price than the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor, the ADC ADView gives you flexibility in what you need. Each module is interchangeable at anytime, so even if you don’t purchase your original ADView with SpO2 or Temperature, it can be added later on.
This is a tough one, since both units have the look of a Vital Signs Monitor. They both have a large display with easy to use navigational buttons. Both have a bright display that makes the readings easy to see, even from a distance.
Both units start out with Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), Pulse Rate and Means Arterial Pressure (MAP). Each also allows the addition of Oral/Rectal Thermometry. The Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor gives you the option for Masimo or Nellcor Pulse Oximetry, which is nice if you have parts that can be used from previous systems, or just personal preference. ADC’s ADView does not give the option for Masimo Pulse Oximetry. Both units offer 3 mounting options which include a Wall Mount, Table Stand or Mobile Stand. Optional Bluetooth Technology is available on the ADC ADView for wireless connectivity to an EMR through integration on your computer system. While the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor does offer connectivity to EMR systems, it is not a wireless connection.
Both units are extremely popular and to this day, MonsterMed has not received a bad review or return on either unit. If you are looking for a more inexpensive unit that offers easier future upgrades, then the ADC ADView is the unit for you. If you are in need of a unit with Masimo Pulse Oximetry and looking for that house-held name in Medical Equipment, then the Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor is for you. Either unit is a win/win for the user.