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Welch Allyn's portable ECG launches

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Welch Allyn is to address the telehealth market with the launch of a portable connectivity-ready electrocardiograph (ECG). The lightweight device, called the CP 50 ECG, is designed for use in settings where flexibility and efficiency are important. It can interface with the Welch Allyn CardioPerfect Workstation Software to connect patient data to electronic health records or a health information system, over the internet or through e-mail. The device comes with an integrated high-resolution thermal printer to generate ECG reports in customisable formats, and it also allows paperless archiving and flexible connectivity options. In addition, the CP 50 provides on-screen instructions that ensure accurate data capture by highlighting poor signals and connections. Welch Allyn said it is addressing the "growing demand" for products with greater efficiency and more connectivity options to move healthcare delivery beyond traditional approaches. The product is scheduled for worldwide release in the coming months, the Skaneateles Falls, New York firm said.

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