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Connected Solution Chosen by Specialized Medical Center Hospital Will Be Demonstrated by Welch Allyn at HIMSS Middle East 13


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Welch Allyn : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. , a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, will demonstrate the connected device solution chosen by Specialized Medical Center Hospital : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. (SMCH) at booth 106 this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference and Health IT Leadership Summit : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The 450-bed, 140-clinic healthcare system recently announced it had entered into an agreement with Welch Allyn to implement the company’s Connex ® Electronic Vitals Documentation (EVD) System : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. in the hospital’s new emergency, pediatric and OB/GYN wards. Medical equipment planners from SMCH chose the Welch Allyn solution to

optimize data management, nursing workflows, and ensure accurate vital signs readings.



Welch Allyn Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (Photo: Business Wire)


“We are always searching for the latest technologies that help clinicians work more efficiently and deliver more effective patient care,” said Dr. Khaled Al Sebaiay, Chief Executive Officer of SMCH.

“That’s why we are so excited to implement the first Welch Allyn Connex EVD System in the entire Middle East region. The system will not only help us better manage patient vital signs, but also puts us one step closer to being a completely ‘paper-free’ hospital, a model we are implementing to become a reference for environmentally-friendly healthcare delivery in the entire region.”

Clinicians at SMCH will use the Welch Allyn Connex EVD System to capture, document and transmit patient vital signs immediately to the hospital’s electronic medical record (EMR) as they are measured. This solution enables improvements in patient safety and clinical decision making by helping to reduce the risk for routine data transcription errors, which can occur in more than 40 percent of cases where clinicians capture and document patient data, according to recent Welch Allyn-sponsored studies 1 at two European hospitals. In addition to data accuracy, the same study revealed that large hospital systems like SMCH can save upwards of 30 hours of nursing time each day when they use the Connex EVD System from Welch Allyn.

“Clinicians are busy people, and routine tasks like capturing and documenting vital signs impact just about every patient, consume a significant amount of time and lend themselves to errors” said Pascal Gand, Welch Allyn vice president of EME sales southeast region. “The Connex EVD System helps healthcare providers save time on each patient encounter while ensuring more accurate vital signs readings and documentation. We are delighted Specialized Medical Center Hospital chose the Welch Allyn solution at its facility as it strives to set the standard for the best in medical care in the region.”


Included in the Connex EVD System is the Welch Allyn Connex ® Vital Signs Monitor (VSM), a full-color, touch-screen device that provides comprehensive patient vitals documentation on a single display.
This documentation includes automatic measurements such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and pulse oximetry and can also capture manual parameters such as respiration, height, weight and pain level and modifiers such as body position, O2 therapy details and others.

“As our facility expands, we will continue to do whatever we can to deliver the best healthcare for our patients,” said Dr. Khaled Al Sebaiay. “The Welch Allyn Connex EVD System is just the latest example of our dedication to our mission of being the symbol of trust in healthcare in the region.”


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 that 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 : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. .
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About Specialized Medical Center Hospital

The Specialized Medical Center Hospital over the years has evolved to become a symbol of trust in the Kingdom. Located in the heart of Ryadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the Specialized


Medical Center Hospital with its three towers has become one of the modern landmarks in the Kingdom since its inception in 1999. The Specialized Medical Center Hospital consists of more than 450 inpatient beds and over 140 outpatient clinics which are served by a dedicated and highly-qualified international team of more than 300 full-time physicians and 1,600 paramedical and support staff. Over the years, Specialized Medical Center Hospital has been consistently successful in making available all types of treatments to patients with the highest standards of comprehensive healthcare. The hospital has built a sound foundation to remain in the forefront of the healthcare sector in the region. More information is available at www.smc.com.sa : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. .

1 Munro, PA & Padala, A. (2012) Early warning system determination accuracy and action plan compliance.Crimson Statistics (2012) Comparison of Aachen Phase I and Phase II Data.

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