Smiths Medical Teams Up with Epic to Improve Infusion Interoperability

April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

Smiths Medical recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Epic to integrate its infusion systems into Epic’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. The connectivity system will use Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) standard profiles, allowing free flow of information for clinicians.

Smiths Medical VP for Global Product Management, Tommy Johns, said that integration with IHE framework will allow them to join other industry partners to standardize the information and reduce errors.

The soon-to-be developed interface will bridge the infusion data between Smiths Medical’s infusion system and Epic’s electronic medical record system through the medication safety software PharmGuard®.

“[It] will allow a clinician to use an electronic medical record system to automatically send therapy data to and from patient records, saving clinicians time in daily workflow, increasing documentation accuracy, and improving patient safety by reducing the chance of errors that can occur with manual data entry”, Smiths Medical said in a press release.

Proper integration of smart infusion pumps with electronic medical record will yield enhanced interoperability of infusion therapies, protecting patients from any medication errors. To achieve this, it is important that clinicians use properly-serviced infusion pump systems.

AIV offers parts and services for most leading infusion pumps including Smiths Medical’s smart infusion pumps. Browse through AIV’s replacement pump parts and repair services at www.aiv-inc.com/iv-infusion-pump-replacement-parts.html.

Photo courtesy of Smiths Medical.

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Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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