Developed for hospitals and physician’s offices, the new Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor fully automates vital signs capture and wireless data transfer to an electronic medical record (EMR).

Welch Allyn US and Canada vital signs and cardiology senior director Garrison Gomez said: "Every day physicians and nurses face new and difficult challenges, but these should not include inaccuracy of patient data, a lack of access to that data, or low efficiency with collecting vitals.

"The Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor is a third generation connected vital signs device that provides an end-to-end solution to these problems."

The new full-color touchscreen monitor offers comprehensive and accurate patient documentation using a single device and integrates vital signs parameter technologies with the flexibility for use across patient populations ranging from neonatal to adult.

Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor provides pulse rate and blood pressure measurement using 15-second SureBP and pulse oximetry to asses respiratory conditions such as COPD and asthma through professional-grade options from Masimo, Nonin Medical and Covidien, as well as thermometry with the SureTemp Plus.

The new monitor offers wireless connectivity designed specifically for the primary care workflow, in a bid to reduce errors in patient data entry and simplify connectivity with physician EMR systems.

It also allows to track and detect early signs of patient deterioration in hospital settings using the built-in Connex Scoring App. The app uses a point-of-care calculator structured around the hospital’s own Early Warning Score (EWS) protocols to find out the likelihood of adverse events.

Image: The Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor is a new patient monitor for hospitals and physician’s office. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.