IV Pump News

Baxter Introduces Comprehensive Guide for Building a Smart Infusion System Drug Library

Baxter Introduces Comprehensive Guide for Building a Smart Infusion System Drug Library

April 27, 2017

Baxter International, Inc. introduced a comprehensive guide to building smart infusion drug libraries. The guide was developed using real-world experience of helping to build drug libraries for thousands of healthcare facilities that use the Sigma Spectrum smart infusion system.

Nationally Acclaimed Health System Implements Alaris Smart Pump and EMR Integration

Nationally Acclaimed Health System Implements Alaris Smart Pump and EMR Integration

March 30, 2017

One of the largest safety net hospitals in the country, Grady Health System, is Atlanta’s first hospital to incorporate the Alaris IV smart pump technology with its EPIC electronic medical record. This integration takes patient safety to a new level.

Sigma Spectrum Is Best-In-Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps

Sigma Spectrum Is Best-In-Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps

December 6, 2016

Baxter International announced the Sigma Spectrum Infusion System was named 2016 Best in Klas for Smart Pumps – Large Volume Pumps.

PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

November 29, 2016

Smiths Medical released version 1.1 of its PharmGuard interoperability software that allows bi-directional integration with Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) compatible EMR systems.

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

October 13, 2016

Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump poses a cybersecurity threat that can be life-threatening to diabetes patients.

A cybersecurity researcher at Johnson & Johnson found ways to hack the device and infuse additional dosages of insulin and brought it to J&J’s attention in April. J&J investigated and worked with the hacker and U.S. regulators to address the flaw.

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

September 22, 2016

A study by B. Braun Medical Inc.'s Infusion Safety Analysis Service which is designed to ensure meaningful use of infusion data and promote best practices and outcomes has identified opportunities to reduce alerts and improve drug library use.

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