MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A comprehensive line of connected solutions is now available to clinicians across the province of Quebec through a partnership between Welch Allyn and Services Conseils PCI. Welch Allyn vital signs devices now interface with one of Quebec’s leading national electronic medical record (EMR) software, PCI’s Vocal-MD—a comprehensive, physician clinic management solution. The integration of Welch Allyn devices will allow electronic transfer of patient test results directly between the digital diagnostic devices and the patient’s medical summary section of the web-based EMR—eliminating the need for manual data entry by providers, increasing efficiency and alleviating the risk of transcription and latency errors.
“By teaming with a leading healthcare technology company like PCI, we are able to provide our EMR-ready devices to more healthcare providers in Quebec”
“By teaming with a leading healthcare technology company like PCI, we are able to provide our EMR-ready devices to more healthcare providers in Quebec,” said John Tierney, SVP, Americas, Welch Allyn. “By offering vital signs devices that have the capability of connecting multiple EMR systems, we can help reduce some of the workflow pressures and safety issues these providers are facing so they can be more productive and focus on their most important task—enhancing patient care.”
The agreement allows the Welch Allyn family of connected vital signs devices, including the Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System, the Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (CVSM) 6000 Series and Connex® ProBP™ 3400 digital blood pressure device, to integrate with PCI’s web-based EMR solution, Vocal-MD, that offers healthcare providers in Quebec with robust capabilities for electronic health and practice management. Along with direct transfer of data from the device to the EMR, PCI also offers its Vocal-MD clients the choice of voice recognition (voice to text), dictation/transcription (voice recording and text translations), on-screen writing or using a keyboard to input data.
“I am excited that healthcare providers will be able to import vital signs data collected by the Welch Allyn devices directly into patient records through our EMR,” said Jean-Francois Tremblay, president, PCI. “Our technologies complement each other in ways that will directly enhance workflow for clinicians in Quebec. By sharing information and seamlessly integrating our technologies, we can achieve our shared vision to provide physicians with complete access to the right information at the right time. We are proud to partner with Welch Allyn and we look forward to the opportunities and benefits this creates not only for our companies, but, most importantly, for healthcare professionals and their patients across the province.”
The Welch Allyn family of connected vital signs devices includes:
- Connex® Integrated Wall System
- Connex® Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series
- Spot Vital Signs® Device
- Spot Vital Signs® LXi Device
- Vital Signs Monitor 300 Series
- Connex® ProBP™ 3400 Digital Blood Pressure Device
For more information about these products, contact your local Welch Allyn sales representative or visit www.welchallyn.ca.
About Welch Allyn
Welch Allyn is a leading global healthcare company that offers a complete range of digital and connected diagnostic solutions that help reduce risk and enhance workflow in a variety of clinical settings. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. (USA), Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that employs nearly 2,500 employees in 26 different countries. The company specializes in helping doctors, nurses and other frontline practitioners across the globe enhance care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge solutions to improve patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About PCI and Vocal-MD
Services Conseils PCI was founded in 1997 as an organization focused on professional services and information technology. The organization recognized a need in Quebec for a paperless patient management system to minimize the time required to complete medical information. PCI then developed a voice recognition software solution in 2003 which was then adapted to the Canadian French-language, the software system was named Vocal-MD. More information about PCI and Vocal-MD can be found at www.vocalmd.ca.