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Talking about being overweight with the doctor is taboo.
In many countries patients often do not see the doctor until after they've been weighed, but in the United Kingdom, a regular, standardised weighing rarely takes place in medical practices – although there is a protocol in the UK to weigh a patient at least once a year should they visit the practice. It's time for action. A representative survey contracted by seca, the leading manufacturer of medical measuring systems and scales, has shown that 42 percent of Britons are overweight and the average Body Mass Index (BMI) is 27.5. Weights are rising too. Within the past five years, 44 percent have gained weight, with 11 percent reporting gains of 15 kilograms or even more. Nevertheless, the...
Quality management satisfies global requirements and secures seca competitive advantages
The German and French quality management systems of seca, the leading manufacturer of medical measuring systems and scales, have been certified according to the revised standards ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 in an audit conducted by TÜV-Süd. In addition, the quality management system at seca headquarters in Hamburg received the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) certificate. It shows that seca officially satisfies not only the legal requirements in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
seca calls for integrated obesity strategy in OECD countries
Under the motto "What brings us together – moving from diagnosis to action", representatives of the 35 OECD member countries discussed pressing healthcare and economic issues at the OECD Forum in Paris on 29 and 30 May. At the event seca advocated greater clarification and integrated approaches to obesity prevention and care. Forum participants experienced live demonstrations of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and learned that body composition analysis is a better measure than BMI for optimizing obesity diagnostics and treatment and a critical element in an integrated obesity strategy.
seca launches the fully EMR-ready WLAN baby scale seca 336 i with digital measuring rod
Where infants are concerned, highly precise measurements of weight and length are indispensable. Furthermore, data capture and documentation have to be done quickly so that caregivers can focus on the tiniest patients' safety. These demands for precision, efficiency and patient safety are met by the new wifi enabled baby scale seca 336 i.
Fully integrated system solutions for more safety and efficiency
Digitalization in the world of medicine is one of the trending topics at Arab Health 2018. From 29 January to 1 February in Hall 2 at Stand C19 seca will show how the newest integration solutions in medical measuring and weighing simplify labor and time-consuming procedures such as data capture, documentation and archiving and also increase efficiency and safety in everyday hospital work. Other highlights including the vital data monitor seca mVSA (medical Vital Signs Analyzer), seca mBCA (medical Body Composition Analyzer) and a variety of measuring stations can be tested at the trade fair.
Robert Vogel, Managing Director for Sales & Marketing, regarding MEDICA 2017
Around the world, from Germany and Poland to China, the practicing physicians, clinicians and caregivers who use seca products face the same challenge. Today medical personnel are measured against criteria for efficiency, cost awareness and patient safety. The right solution depends largely on the area of application, the market and a medical facility's particular needs and circumstances. At MEDICA seca presented new products and solutions which have a fitting response to every requirement.
seca, the world market leader in medical measuring systems and scales, and Masimo, global leader in innovative non-invasive monitoring technologies, are combining their core competencies joining to achieve the highest precision in the capture of health data. The seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer (mVSA) is the first Spot-Check-Monitor that measures the classic vital signs of blood pressure, SpO2, pulse and temperature plus body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Oxygen saturation and pulse are captured by the Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET), which guarantees accurate measurements even under difficult conditions. The combination of body composition data...