According to the National Law Review, the number of patent infringement disputes filed annually at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has more than tripled over the last 20 years. While this is not limited to medical devices, it certainly contains a good number of them. In a field where new innovations bring plenty of recognition, praise and good money, it is important to keep intellectual property safely under wraps. Medical device patents are not a new phenomenon, but with the growing number of suits, it is important to protect medical technology from the beginning.
According to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, U.S. intellectual property owners can seek exclusion orders that do not allow the importation of articles that infringe their patents or other intellectual property rights. If the case is won, the infringing product will not be allowed to cross the border into U.S. territory.
Wearable technology can be found just about everywhere these days. Whether it is a fitness tracker, a cellphone-paired watch or a medical device, you are likely to see someone wearing a device as you move throughout your day. Additionally, there are many wearable pieces of technology hidden from sight, and you may not be aware of them by simply glancing at someone. Patients who use wearable medical devices can keep their health a priority without having to feel like they stand out.
Welch Allyn and Gentag have collaborated to improve technologies for remote patient monitoring. One of the life-saving benefits of wearable medical devices is the ability of doctors and nurses to monitor patients even when they are not by their side. This gives the patient more freedom to live his or her life, and clinicians gain access to data and information that is vital to providing the best possible care.
The Welch Allyn and Gentag collaboration focuses on technology that will allow for remote monitoring across the world. This longer reach will connect directly to a near field communication (NFC) device or smart phone using a simple skin patch that monitors vitals. The barely-there patch is comfortable for the patients and a welcome innovation for clinicians.
As technology continues to grow there is expected to be an even greater range of what these wearable medical devices are capable of.
Welch Allyn Holter Systems feature easy-to-use software and recorders that can improve patient compliance due to their lightweight, compact profile. Systems can be configured with a compact digital recorder featuring 2 or 3 channel recording for a detailed evaluation.
Congratulations to Medical Device Depot sales manager John Gladstein, who was recognized today by Welch Allyn for submitting the most product leads in the month of April. With 23 leads submitted, John Gladstein continues the tradition of excellent salesmanship and hard work brought forth by all Medical Device Depot employees.
These DETECTO scales feature a USB port which will interface with applicable Welch Allyn Devices via the DETECTO-supplied USB cable. These scales can operate on either battery or AC power and transmit weight with 100% accuracy.
Get your practice or clinic started with Welch Allyn's Set Me Up program
Welch Allyn has created a new rewards program geared specifically for new practices and clinics. By ordering from a comprehensive set of medical equipment, you can receive reward credit from Welch Allyn for each item.
Ranging from $25 to $500 credit on nearly 40 of Welch Allyn’s top sellers, you can be sure that you’ll be able to receive free equipment on your next order. Make a purchase of three integrated diagnostic systems and one thermometry device and you’ll qualify for the Set Me Up program. The more you order, the more rewards you’ll receive.
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One of our manufacturers put together this list of comparisons for some of the top EKG machines on the market. This is a wonderful reference to help you determine which EKG machine would be best for your practice. Feel free to call us at 877-646-3300 if you have any questions!