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Honeywell adds Welch Allyn blood pressure monitor to remote platform

Steve Rogerson
October 12, 2017

Honeywell's remote patient monitoring platform will now include home medical devices from New York-based Welch Allyn, a subsidiary of medical technology company Hill-Rom Holdings.
The Welch Allyn Home 1700 blood pressure monitor with SureBP technology and Home weight scale will be offered as standard peripherals with Honeywell's Genesis Touch remote patient monitoring kits. Genesis Touch monitors use an Android tablet for an intuitive, consumer-based, connected interface.
"The recently released Welch Allyn Home platform demonstrates our commitment to continued innovation, improved patient outcomes and access to care," said Alton Shader, president of Hill-Rom's front line care business. "We are honoured and excited to be chosen by Honeywell as their standard for clinically-accurate remote patient monitoring."
The Home devices will pair wirelessly with Honeywell's remote patient monitoring platform to capture and provide accurate readings, without requiring the patient to travel for a doctor's visit. The monitor, with its simple, one-button operation, allows for fast and comfortable readings.
The same SureBP technology used by doctors and hospitals worldwide enables an accurate measurement in twenty seconds without overinflating or causing unnecessary discomfort. The scale has sense-on technology that captures measurements with ease, and the design includes a wide footprint and low profile for better stability.
"Honeywell is at the forefront of providing connected solutions that leverage IoT technologies," said John Bojanowski, president of life care for Honeywell. “We continue to work with patients and providers to deliver the highest quality-of-care outside of the traditional healthcare setting. The Welch Allyn devices are optimised for ease of use, deployment and implementation and will easily integrate with our technology."
Hill-Rom has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. It partners with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care that improves clinical and economic outcomes.