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Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

September 15, 2016

Smiths Medical, a leading manufacturer of specialty medical devices, reported last August 30, 2016 that its Medfusion® 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps and PharmGuard® interoperability software perfected bidirectional testing with Epic’s electronic medical records (EMR) system.

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

September 8, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on August 25, 2016 informing health care professionals about the serious clinical consequences of programmable syringe pumps that infuse therapies at low rates, especially to infants and terminally-ill patients. A lack of continuity, according to the FDA, can result to delay of therapy, over-infusion or under-infusion.

 

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

September 1, 2016

The use of mobile devices in the medical field provides many benefits to hospitals, but new research suggests that the increased use of mobile devices in hospitals increases the impending risk of cyber threats.

BD Alaris System Named Infusion Pump EMR Integration Leader by KLAS Research

BD Alaris System Named Infusion Pump EMR Integration Leader by KLAS Research

August 25, 2016

A new report issued by KLAS Research has named the Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) Alaris System infusion platform for having the most customers with integrated bidirectional electronical medical records (EMR) within their healthcare facilities. According to the data released by the healthcare technology research organization, health care providers see EMR integration as the most important next step as a way to reduce pump-programming errors and improve patient safety.

 

Ninety Percent Of All Inpatients At Risk For Infusion Pump Mistakes

Ninety Percent Of All Inpatients At Risk For Infusion Pump Mistakes

August 19, 2016

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) conducted a webinar on process improvements implemented by hospital managers from Maryland and Indiana to achieve 95-100 percent compliance with stricter industry infusion pump safety standards. The presentation was streamed to 93 sites across the America.

 

BD Reaches 100 Mark with Infusion Pump Operability

BD Reaches 100 Mark with Infusion Pump Operability

July 26, 2016

Leading global medical technology company, BD, recently announced that over 100 hospitals and healthcare institutions have integrated the company’s electronic medical record (EMR) interoperability solutions for its Alaris™ System intelligent infusion pump platform.

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