Welch Allyn just introduced its new Welch Allyn Connex electronic vitals documentation system that converges all aspects of vital signs documentation into one system to help eliminate vital signs documentation errors from acute care settings.

The release said that studies have shown that 10,000 omission and/or transcription errors can occur per year for a typical 200-bed facility; 8,000 hours were wasted with manual vital sign documentation; and more than $250,000 was lost in productivity due to lack of access to vitals. It went on to say the availability of an automated system that captures and wirelessly transmits patient data minimizes all of these issues.

When you hear about a new product that can save time and money and improve patient safety, how do you let your administration know about it? Do you file it away until a similar device needs replacement, or does your department proactively share innovative technologies?

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