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12/26/2019

Providing Patients a Safe and Effective Weighing Experience

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.

10/23/2019

Medical Device Connectivity – Simple and Safe?

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.

06/08/2018

Stop Overlooking Height Rods

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.

12/04/2017

New Study Dispels “Fat But Fit” Myth

The concept of “fat but bit” has long been debated, but a recent study from the University of Birmingham in the UK suggests that no amount of extra weight is good for your heart. Previous studies suggested that individuals with an overweight or obese BMI but were otherwise “metabolically healthy” were not at increased risk of heart disease.

07/31/2017

How Can a Scale Help an ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Program?

The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) states that “Before an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can share in any savings generated, it must demonstrate that it met the quality performance standard for that year.”* One of the quality measures within those performance standards is “ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider”.