Kinney Drugs offers Welch Allyn Home blood pressure monitors, digital scales

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Kinney Drugs offers Welch Allyn Home blood pressure monitors, digital scales

By Antoinette Alexander - 05/30/2018
Medical technology company Hill-Rom has announced that its Welch Allyn Home Blood Pressure Monitors and Digital Scale are now available at all Kinney Drugs locations in New York and Vermont.

Kinney Drugs is the first brick and mortar retailer in the United States to offer Welch Allyn Home products to consumers.

The Welch Allyn Home portfolio includes three devices: a digital scale and two blood pressure monitors. Easy to operate with simple, one-button activation for fast readings, each device connects to the Welch Allyn Home smartphone app. The free app allows patients to measure blood pressure and weight, record and track measurements, and share results with both healthcare providers and loved ones.

"We are very pleased to bring this important blood pressure measurement option directly to consumers through our new commercial relationship with Kinney Drugs," said Alton Shader, president of Hill-Rom's Front Line Care business, which includes Welch Allyn.

Added Shannon Miller, director, Patient Outcomes and Pharmacy Technology Optimization, Kinney Drugs, "Forty-six percent of patients in the United States do not currently have their blood pressure under control, and multiple readings can provide a pattern to prescribers, as opposed to one or two readings every year in a doctor's office. Clinician-connected remote patient monitoring has been proven to help get patients to their target blood pressure, which is why we are proud to work with Hill-Rom on this new initiative."

The Welch Allyn Home products are featured in Kinney Drugs' medical device section in every pharmacy, along with information about hypertension, the importance of home blood pressure monitoring and best practices on taking a blood pressure reading.

 

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