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Sensitron and Welch Allyn form alliance to provide patient monitoring

1 July

Medical products and solutions provider Welch Allyn has announced a new partnership with Sensitron UK, developers of software solutions for patient monitoring.

Together they will provide a software platform that will ensure that key vital signs and clinical observations are captured and automatically transmitted to the hospital’s electronic patient record (EPR), helping reduce time and clinical risk. By providing clinicians with this technology, an enhanced standard of clinical care can be achieved as well as delivering both time and budget savings. An independent study (Intel and Christus Health Wireless Care Study 2006) has found that nurses can save between 35 and 40 minutes per shift.

According to Welch Allyn the partnership will help clinicians meet the objectives set by Connecting for Health, which challenges the UK healthcare profession to place data on EPRs in order to cut costs and reduce medical errors. Together, Welch Allyn and Sensitron will ensure that data captured by the vital signs equipment will be free from transcription errors and eliminate the problem of deciphering handwritten records.

Welch Allyn’s extensive range of traditional vital sign monitors and spot checkers are Bluetooth-enabled to work synergistically with Sensitron software via the latest touch screen tablet computer, the mobile clinical assistant, which further improves the efficiency of the monitor.

‘We believe that our partnership with Sensitron will offer significant benefit to the patients, nurses and clinicians in the UK where our respective strengths complement each other to combine state-of-the-art vital signs equipment and software matched to clinical need and workflow,” says John Morrish, Vice President of Marketing at Welch Allyn.

“By working closely with Welch Allyn, as a market leader in vital sign monitoring, we are able to significantly enhance the efficiency and value already delivered by Sensitron’s careTrends digital clipboard software,” said Ed Cowdery, Chief Executive of Sensitron UK.


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