Global Industry Survey Names Health o meter® Professional Scales as Market Leader in Medical Scales

New study shows that Health o meter® Professional has the leading US market share of sales of Medical Patient Scales.

A recent study on the global Medical Patient Scales market found that Pelstar LLC/Health o meter® Professional Scales is the leading manufacturer in the US and Latin America as measured in annual sales market share. The report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., collected intelligence on the global Medical Patient Scales market, which is estimated at $55.2 million in total sales and growing at an annual rate of 2.6%. Due to the increasing elderly and obese populations, the study stated that advanced scales that can weigh a variety of types of patients are in high demand. Health o meter® Professional Scales has successfully met this demand with their comprehensive portfolio of professional medical scales.

Healthcare facilities require accurate, reliable scales as height, weight and BMI measurement is fundamental to nutrition screening and correct drug/anesthetic dosage. BMI or Body Mass Index is the favored measure of overweight and obesity used by the Center for Disease Control. These requirements have created stricter standards for precise and durable medical equipment. To help meet these standards, Health o meter® Professional Scales became the first scale company with ISO 13485 certification, which sets forth requirements for the quality management system of medical devices. The Global Industry study also noted Health o meter® Professional Scales is a market leader because of the distinction of having several other firsts to its credit including the first to have their patient scales communicate with Allscripts EHR systems and Welch Allyn® vital signs monitors and the first to offer an Antimicrobial platform scale.

In addition to offering a broad range of high-quality scales, Health o meter® Professional Scales was noted as being the market leader for connectivity options. The company offers the most number of connectivity solutions for digital transmission of BMI, height, and weight measurements into EMR systems. The study states that “as hospital information systems are automated and nationalized, there is an increasing need for scale solutions that can be integrated with electronic medical records (EMR) of offices.” Health o meter® Professional Scales’ multiple connectivity options help healthcare facilities increase the efficiency and accuracy of collecting vital signs measurements and help reduce errors that may occur through manual data entry.

For a copy of the Patient Scales study contact Global Industry Analysts, Inc. at www.StrategyR.com