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03/05/2014

Health o meter Professional Scales Introduces New Antimicrobial Scale

Health o meter Professional Scales announces the market's first and only professional scale with antimicrobial* surface technology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year two million hospital patients contract a Healthcare Acquired Infection, costing the hospitals an estimated $45 billon annually and leading to 100,000 patient deaths.** Health o meter Professional Scales has developed the new 3001KL-AM Antimicrobial scale as a helpful tool in the fight against Healthcare Acquired Infections.

02/25/2014

Health o meter® Professional Scales Now a Contracted Supplier with Amerinet GPO

Pelstar, LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter Professional scales, is now a contracted supplier with Amerinet, Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization. This new agreement gives Amerinet members the ability to purchase Health o meter Professional scales through the economic power and efficiency of a major group purchasing organization. Adding the comprehensive line of Health o meter Professional scales also helps support Amerinet's objective, which is to offer their members a competitive mix of products they desire for patient care.

02/13/2014

Health o meter® Professional Scales Offer Direct Connectivity to Allscripts™ EHR Systems

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional Scales, announces direct connectivity to Allscripts™ Enterprise™ EHR and Professional™ EHR systems. The Health o meter® Professional Allscripts Connectivity App is the latest addition to the scale company’s series of EMR/EHR connectivity solutions. With this application, the Allscripts EHR system automatically receives weight measurements from a Health o meter® Professional digital scale, including height and Body Mass Index (BMI) if available.

07/31/2013

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Donates to the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter Professional scales, made a monetary donation to the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. The Rally Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to increase awareness and raise funds for childhood cancer research. The goal of the research is to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Funds are generated through various activities such as marathons, corporate sponsorships, and loose change drives.

05/31/2013

Health o meter® Professional Connectivity to Welch Allyn Devices Helps Users of Epic EMR Systems

Welch Allyn®, a leading medical diagnostic device company, recently announced that they have been working with Epic software developer to connect several of Welch Allyn vital signs devices and monitors to Epic's EMR systems. Connecting Welch Allyn devices with Epic EMR systems can help eliminate the need for manual data entry, increase efficiency and alleviate the risk of transcription errors. Epic users that have Health o meter® Professional Scales can benefit from this development because of the scale’s ability to connect with Welch Allyn devices.

04/23/2013

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Participates in AIM High Mentoring Program

Pelstar LLC, manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional scales, has joined with The Center for Companies That Care to participate in the AIM High student mentoring program. The Center for Companies that Care is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving communities and workplaces through community-building initiatives and education.

02/26/2013

Health o meter® Professional Scales International Distribution Expands with New Sales Team

Pelstar LLC, makers of Health o meter Professional scales, is expanding their International distribution with a new team of sales representatives. This International team will service healthcare markets in Asia, Latin America, the European Union, Africa and the Middle East. Each sales team member is a fully-trained company representative and has the ability to help customers with product selection, to answer questions on how to connect a scale to an EMR system as well as to provide customers with in-services on scale features and functions.

12/02/2012

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales Announces New Location of World Headquarters

Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales has relocated their corporate office and warehouse to a new facility in McCook, IL. The new site includes additional offices and employee meeting areas that will provide accommodations for team growth and streamlined operations. The new facility also features an expanded technical center and design lab for the Engineering team. 

11/30/2011

New Health o meter® Professional Scale Developed with Direct Connectivity to Welch Allyn® Vital Signs Monitors

Pelstar LLC, the makers of Health o meter® Professional Scales, introduces its newest innovation, the Elevate EMRscale. The Elevate EMRscale is the only scale on the market that is both EMR connected and compliant. Elevate not only electronically gathers height, weight and BMI, but it also transmits those measurements into EMR/EHR systems through Welch Allyn Vital Signs® LXi or Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs monitors.