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. This automatic transmission of the data into the EMR/EHR system helps practitioners comply with the HITECH Act’s regulation that height, weight and BMI must be electronically stored in a patient’s health record.

The HITECH Act mandates that by 2014 doctors and hospitals must be using a certified EMR/EHR system, otherwise known as EMR/EHR compliant. EMR compliant also refers to proving “meaningful use” of these EMR systems which can include obtaining and utilizing medical devices that are connected to the EMR system. To help practitioners meet meaningful use criteria, Health o meter® Professional developed the Elevate EMRscale. Elevate’s connectivity with the Welch Allyn Vital Signs LXi or Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs monitors allows the EMR system to accept the scale’s data, for those EMR systems that have written an interface to these Welch Allyn devices. In addition to its connectivity capabilities, Elevate also features a high 600 lb capacity, a digital integral height rod and a sturdy, hospital grade construction. Elevate includes the value-added features of Health o meter® Professional’s line of digital scales such as LB/KG Conversion, LB/KG Lockout, Hold/Release and dual power sources (battery or AC).

Device connectivity is becoming vital for healthcare facilities and the Elevate EMRscale is the simplest solution for practitioners to “Get Connected”. To learn more, visit the Elevate page on the Health o meter® Professional website,