New Products

Edition: September 2009 - Vol 17 Number 09
Article#: 3278
Author: Repertoire

Hausmann introduces Oak Hip Chair, Bariatric XL Safe Step Footstools

Hausmann recently introduced the 2169 Oak Hip Chair and the Bariatric XL Safe Step Footstools. The Oak Hip Chair’s seat is 26-and-a-half inches high for ease of use by patients recovering from hip surgery. It includes a built-in foot rest, sturdy dowel and glue construction, a natural finish American oak frame and arms with catalyzed lacquer water protection. Navy Blue vinyl is the stocking color.

Hausmann’s Bariatric XL Safe Step Footstools are a new line of 1000-pound rated foot stools. They are designed to be durable, maintenance-free, and come in a powder-coated silver vein finish. Model 2018 is an anti-slip step with 19- by 15- by 8-inch dimensions and weighs only 6 and a half pounds. Model 2018 is all made from aluminum construction and is MRI-safe. Model 2038 is 19- by 15- by 8-inch high with steel 36-inch high handrail. Handrail is shipped loose and snap-locks into place without tools. Model 2038 weighs only 10 and a half pounds. Model 2038 is aluminum and steel construction and is not for MRI use.

Welch Allyn Connectivity Web site

Welch Allyn introduced an online tool designed to educate doctors on the benefits of connectivity. The new Web site ( is designed to provide healthcare facilities with the resources they need to understand the importance of device connectivity and explain the financial and clinical benefits they can realize from being a connected practice. Connectivity is the electronic exchange of diagnostic test data between devices and an electronic health record (EHRs), creating an efficient way to send results directly into the patient record without error while saving time for heathcare workers. Connectivity ensures patient information is up to date, making it easier for doctors to treat patients more effectively and thus improving workflow. The goal of the Welch Allyn “Connected Practice” resource center Web site is to provide customers with all the answers they need about the benefits of device connectivity and to introduce them to products that can put those benefits into practice. The site includes customer case studies, brochures and Return on Investment (ROI) calculators. It also includes information about the new Welch Allyn EHR Selection Services program that prepares physicians for the significant changes that occur with the introduction of an electronic health record. Physicians can also sign up to receive a free quarterly newsletter, Physician Insider, which offers tips associated with connectivity and more.