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Why Health o meter Professional Medical Scales Makes Workflow and Patient Care Easy
They’re Engineered with a Purpose™ but never engineered for the sake of engineering – providing exactly what you need for an easier workflow and patient care. Over 120 local field reps and representatives in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia Fast on-time shipping Industry-leading fill rates Pricing, warranty, and protection guarantees that ... Why Health o meter Professional Medical Scales Makes Workflow and Patient Care Easy
How the Patient Transfer Scale Changed and Improved a Hospital’s Stroke Protocol Process
Our Lady of the Lake’s (OLOL) previous stroke alert process did not support treatment times compared to Comprehensive Stroke Centers. OLOL wanted to streamline their process as their current protocol delayed CT / CTA result times and caused unnecessary patient and staff movement. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center introduced the Patient Transfer ... How the Patient Transfer Scale Changed and Improved a Hospital’s Stroke Protocol Process
Why Does Calibration Matter?
In celebration of Weights and Measures Week, we wanted to answer the question Why Does Calibration Matter? A patient’s weight provides vital information for detecting fluid retention, calculating proper medication dosages, and screening for malnutrition. Properly maintaining a patient scale ensures accurate and consistent patient weight readings, which are critical to consistent, effective patient outcomes. ... Why Does Calibration Matter?
Facing the Challenges of Weighing Immobile Patients and the Need for an Accurate and Efficient Solution
Acquiring a critical or immobile patient’s weight is not easy. It takes time, and disrupts clinical workflow. Despite the difficulties in obtaining weight measurements, a patient’s body weight is a critical measurement in calculating the appropriate dosage of life-saving drugs. In addition to providing patients with the proper drug dosage, drugs need to be administered ... Facing the Challenges of Weighing Immobile Patients and the Need for an Accurate and Efficient Solution
Health o meter Professional Scales Continuing Support Amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
As we closely monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 both in the US and globally, we recognize there is uncertainty regarding what we will face in the weeks ahead. Our hearts go out to everyone who is impacted and wish you and your families stay well. We want to reach out to let you know ... Health o meter Professional Scales Continuing Support Amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
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. These patients may have poor or impaired balance and are seldom offered a weighing option that takes into consideration their ... Providing Patients a Safe and Effective Weighing Experience
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. It’s estimated that up to 50% of cyberattacks involve a medical ... Medical Device Connectivity – Simple and Safe?
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. Additionally, ... Stop Overlooking Height Rods
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 ... New Study Dispels “Fat But Fit” Myth
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”. Many factors go into ... How Can a Scale Help an ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Program?
What Can the Patient Do to Improve Their Care and Lower Healthcare Costs?
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari has said although the nation has made great strides in healthcare IT, technology is not the only element that helps meet the goals of better patient care, improving Americans’ health and lowering healthcare costs. He says “Patients need to care for themselves and become partners in ... What Can the Patient Do to Improve Their Care and Lower Healthcare Costs?
Body Composition Analysis Scales as a Helpful Tool in the Fight Against Obesity
An estimated 70% of the US population is overweight, and the US health system is inundated with patients who suffer from cardiac disease, diabetes and other medical issues caused or impacted by obesity. But physicians face the challenge of sensitively and effectively addressing obesity with their overweight patients. Using a body composition analysis scale can ... Body Composition Analysis Scales as a Helpful Tool in the Fight Against Obesity