Facing the Challenges of Weighing Immobile Patients and the Need for an Accurate and Efficient Solution
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Traditionally, physician offices and clinics have weighed patients on mechanical balance beam scales or low capacity/small platform digital scales. With the aging of America’s baby boomers many providers are seeing an increase in elderly patients.
Connecting a medical device with a system’s electronic workflow can be complicated, so it’s important to be aware of hidden costs and avoid being fooled by over-simplified claims of integration. When planning scale data integrations, Healthcare providers should also be concerned about system security.
Scales, blood pressure cuffs, and thermometers are just some of the standard medical devices required in a physician office. But an often overlooked valuable tool for any healthcare setting is a height rod, also known as a stadiometer. Knowing a patient’s height is just as important as knowing blood pressure, weight or body temperature.