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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!



Smartphones in TeleMedicine April 24 2014

Telemedicine, the practice of remotely conferencing with a physician over electronic communications, is becoming extremely popular. The benefits are many, such as not having to leave the house, getting instant treatment, and always having treatment available. The biggest issue facing telemedicine is not having enough patient data to make a diagnosis. Sure, connected medical devices are becoming more and more popular, but a Midmark iqVitals is not going to show up in too many American homes any time soon! The solution to this issue is to use a device that people do have common access to, and extend it so that it can serve the purpose of the equipment needed. The logical choice of device to fit this role, for many Americans, is the smartphone.

The concept of a smartphone powered doctor’s appointment isn’t all that far off. It sounds far-fetched, but there are people out there working towards this goal, and the things they are coming up with are downright fascinating.Midmark iqVitals

For instance, StethIO can record a patient’s heartbeat, using a special attachment that directs sound from a diaphragm to a smartphone’s microphone. The data is interpreted by a companion app, which can make a visual representation of the sound for a telemedicine provider to interpret. The AliveCor is a similar device that can also take a full ECG. The Withings BP Monitor is a blood pressure cuff that interfaces with your phone via Bluetooth, that can automatically take your blood pressure reading, and interpret it using a companion app. It can even send that info off to your telemedicine provider. The Cellscope is an attachment for your smartphone that turns your phone camera into an otoscope that can take pictures of the ear canal, then may be sent to your doctor.

There are also attachments that are more specialized. For instance, ophthalmologists are already using the Welch Allyn iExaminer, which is an iPhone attachment that when paired with the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope, allows you to take and send pictures of the patients eye directly from your phone.

With technology advancing as fast as it is, TeleMedicine is becoming more popular and more and more smartphones are making their way into medical practices across the country.