Medical diagnostic device firm Welch Allyn is set to introduce a new Connex Spot Monitor (CSM) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) trade show in Chicago, US, which will be held from 12 to 16 April.

The company will also exhibit its family of connected electronic vitals documentation solutions at the event.

The CSM is a wireless system, which offers comprehensive and accurate patient documentation using a single touchscreen device developed to capture and transmit patient data to an electronic medical record (EMR) to enable improvements in patient safety and clinical decision-making and reduce risk to facilities.

Welch Allyn US and Canada vital signs and cardiology senior director Garrison Gomez said: "We’ll use our new devices to demonstrate how clinicians can automate the process of capturing patients’ vital signs and streamline data management.

"The technology we build into our products is derived from clinicians’ every-day demands. Our customers often cite problems like data transmission errors, time spent on manually documenting vital signs and patient safety as threats to their patients and their workflow."

CSM is said to automate vital signs capture, interval monitoring, early warning score tracking and data transfer to a facility’s EMR system.

It will provide blood pressure and pulse rate utilizing 15-second SureBP with blood pressure averaging technology.

CSM also features SureTemp Plus thermometry technology and offers professional-grade pulse oximetry options from Masimo, Nonin Medical and Covidien.

The firm’s Mobile Vital Signs Monitoring (mVSM) solution, along with the system, will alert clinicians to the risk of significant adverse events that may occur in hospitals, including respiratory failure, falls, hospital acquired pressure ulcers and cardiopulmonary arrests.