CareFusion to Host Medication Safety Presentations at HIMSS15

Medication Management, Interoperability, Cybersecurity Topics to Be Addressed

Apr 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 – CareFusion, a BD company (NYSE:BDX), today announced it will be hosting four presentations focused on medication management and safety topics at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), being held April 12 – 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“We are grateful to have medication management experts from CareFusion and their hospital customers across the country discussing the latest technologies and workflow improvements that can lead to improved medication safety,” said Paul Frisch, PhD, president and chief technical officer, Intelligent Health Association. “CareFusion has been an important partner to HIMSS for our Intelligent Health Pavilion and Interoperability Showcase, lending their experience and expertise to help educate attendees of HIMSS annual conferences.”

CareFusion will be hosting the following presentations:

  • Thinking Differently: A Platform Approach to Medication Management Across Your Enterprise – By implementing a single architecture for Medication Management, hospitals and health systems can simplify their workflows, technologies and systems. The CareFusion SmartWorks platform delivers health information technology (HIT) integration, analytics and patient surveillance capabilities to help drive standardization and accountability enterprise-wide.
  • Worth the Effort? The Path to Infusion Device Connectivity to the EMR – Interoperability between infusion systems and a health system’s EMR software presents new opportunities for improving IV infusion safety, patient care and clinical workflows. During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from nursing, pharmacy and IT panelists who have implemented infusion device connectivity to the EMR.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 12 from 11 to 11:50 a.m.
  • WHERE: Intelligent Health Pavilion - North Building, Hall B, Booth 6656
  • PRESENTERS:
  • Dan Pettus, vice president, Medication Management IT Solutions, CareFusion (Moderator)
  • Bobbie Carroll, RN, MHA; senior director, Patient Safety and Clinical Informatics, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Sarah Giga, MS; manager, Clinical Integration, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Jennifer Jackson, MBA, CCE; director, Clinical Engineering and Device Integration, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Jennifer Biltoft, Pharm.D., BCPS; system manager, Clinical Effectiveness, SCL Health
  • Cybersecurity and Interoperability: Working Together for Patient Safety – The phenomenon of interoperability is in its infancy and yet is already yielding tremendous enhancements to patient care. At the same time, stewards of data security have risen to the challenge of protecting patient information against the potential for cybersecurity attacks.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 at 8 a.m. (Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.) RSVP Required
  • WHERE: Interoperability Showcase - South Building, Hall A, Booth 2084
  • PRESENTERS:
  • Bill Ender, chief information security officer, CareFusion (Moderator)
  • Gavin O’Brien, computer scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
  • Kurt Grutzmacher, technical director, Cylance, Inc
  • Scott Stuewe, director, Cerner Network, Cerner Corporation and chair of the CommonWell Health Alliance Program Management Committee
  • Peter DeVault, director, Interoperability, Epic Systems Corporation
  • The New Normal: Sustaining Medication Safety Gains with Infusion Pump Programming – In 2012, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota became the first pediatric hospital system in the U.S. to implement infusion device interoperability to the EMR. Since then, sustaining medication safety gains achieved from that historical implementation has become the logical next step in their technology journey. By continuing to analyze data generated through bi-directional connectivity, as well as ongoing collaboration from multi-disciplinary teams, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will discuss how long-term support efforts for infusion device connectivity have been integral to their continued success in delivering the highest level of patient care – truly becoming the new normal.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Interoperability Showcase - South Building, Hall A, Booth 2084
  • PRESENTERS:
  • Sarah Giga, MS; manager, Clinical Integration, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Bobbie Carroll, RN, MHA; senior director, Patient Safety and Clinical Informatics, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota About CareFusion

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