Health o meter® Professional Scales offers connectivity solutions that transmit weight, height, and BMI measurements to vital signs monitors, PCs and EMR systems. Automatic data transfer reduces transcription errors and is the fastest, easiest way to capture patient information. Device connectivity can improve a healthcare facility’s workflow efficiency, patient safety and EMR compliance efforts.
We offer wired and wireless connectivity solutions that are included with the scale when purchased as a “BT” model or available as after-market add-ons to scales already deployed in the field.
Our scales are designed to interface with any EMR, and our list of connectivity partners is always growing. We will work with any EMR company at the request of our customers to facilitate direct interfaces with their systems. Among the systems we are compatible with are:
Welch Allyn® Vital Signs Devices
Health o meter® Professional Scales offers wired and wireless options for our digital scales to interface directly with Welch Allyn Connex® Spot Monitors, Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitors and Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs® LXi monitors.* These connectivity solutions allow the transfer of weight, height, and BMI measurements from a Health o meter® Professional digital scale to a Welch Allyn Device. From the Welch Allyn device, the data can be displayed, saved, and transferred into EMR systems.** Our PELSTARONE solution is the market’s only wireless system for Welch Allyn products that is also compatible with the hundreds of thousands of Health o meter® Professional scales already in use; there is no need to purchase new scales to take advantage of the scale’s wireless capabilities. Wired solutions are also available as items C-HOMWA-1 (for Connex devices) or L-HOMWA-1 (for LXi monitors). If purchased as a “BT” model scale, all required hardware to transmit data to a Welch Allyn device is included.
Allscripts™ Connectivity App
Health o meter® Professional’s EMR Connectivity Application provides seamless communication between Allscripts TouchWorks® and Professional™ systems and Health o meter® Professional digital scales. With this application, the Allscripts EMR system automatically receives the weight measurement from the scale, including height and Body Mass Index (BMI) if available, then data are saved to the patient’s health record. Wired connections from the scale to the PC require a USB 2.0 cable. Wireless connections from the scale to the PC are available via our PELSTARONE solution or with “BT” model scales. To initiate the connection to Allscripts systems, click the link below to download the Allscripts App. Follow the installation instructions included with the download. To complete installation, Allscripts must activate the app within the user’s account to allow for interface between the scale and the Allscripts system on the user’s PC.
Midmark® IQmanager® Software
Health o meter® Professional digital scales can interface with Midmark IQmanager to transmit weight data directly into the system. Wired connections from the scale to the PC require a USB 2.0 Cable. Wireless connections from the scale to the PC are available via our PELSTARONE solution or with “BT” model scales. Connecting the scale and Midmark IQ Manager requires that the user’s PC has IQ Manager software installed.
Select Health o meter® Professional scales can directly interface with MedicalMine’s ChARM Health platform. Users implementing this direct interface will have weight, height and BMI data (where available) populate the ChARM Health system automatically. The data can then be saved into the patient’s health record, eliminating the risks associated with manual data entry and improving the workflow for clinical staff. ChARM Health users should contact their ChARM Health account manager to set up the service. Wired connections from the scale to the PC require a USB 2.0 cable.
Health o meter® Professional 499KL and 500KL scales can directly interface with Schiller Americas’ DS20 diagnostic station. Integrating these devices allows for the automatic transmission of weight, height and BMI measurements to the spot station. Collecting patient information on the DS20 station helps practitioners efficiently and accurately transfer data into an EMR or HIS. Wired connections from the scale to the DS20 require a USB 2.0 cable.
Scale Communication Protocols
Health o meter® Professional Scales supports customers who wish to develop interfaces to their EMR and other computer systems. The link below includes all the information needed for a developer to interface the scale’s output, including:
- link to a sample program for interfacing the scales
- drivers for Windows® operating systems
- links to troubleshooting tools
Developers should e-mail Health o meter Professional’s product management team at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the communication protocols needed for their particular environment.
*Spot Vital Signs LXi: Only accept and display weight;height must be entered manually on the LXi. BMI is calculated but is only displayed on the review screen, not on the main screen. Note: Spot LXi accepts only weights > 5 kg (11.02 lbs)
Connex Devices with 1.7 Software: Accept and display weight, height, and BMI when transmitted from the scale (the Connex monitor does not calculate BMI). The monitor also allows for manual entry of weight, height, and/or BMI.
**Transfer to the EMR requires the EMR vendor to have an existing interface that accepts these parameters from Welch Allyn devices.
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