Leading Gravimetric-based Pharmacy Medication Workflow Solution, BD Cato, Now Available with Visual Documentation Hardware (VDH) Camera

Apr 29, 2015

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 29, 2015 – BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that its BD Cato Medication Workflow software product is now available with an optional, camera-based, visual documentation hardware. The new BD Cato VDH automatically provides visual documentation of vial, syringe and IV container information during each gravimetric step and is equipped with an embedded barcode scanner, providing an ergonomically reachable scanning zone that may reduce footprint.

Critical customer and market insights revealed the need to enable remote verification of IV admixtures while simultaneously obtaining a visual record during the preparation process. BD engineers have taken these insights and designed an innovative solution that tightly integrates and complements the enhanced safety and workflow efficiency already afforded by BD Cato’s current weight-based (gravimetric) workflow offering.

BD Cato Medication Workflow Solutions is an automated pharmacy workflow system intended to drive efficiency and cost reduction while simultaneously elevating the standard of IV compounding in the cleanroom. The software is designed to minimize the probability of dose and drug errors by intercepting them in real time, while streamlining the workflow through standardization of processes including order review, inventory picking and dose preparation. The system optimizes utilization of new and partial drug vials as well as returned admixtures to help reduce drug waste. Throughout the preparation process, documentation is automatically generated to enable analysis and improve productivity and accurate billing of medications. A robust portfolio of interfaces enable integration with pharmacy IT systems, inventory management software and billing systems to provide seamless order importing, dose queue management and inventory tracking within the preparation environment, thereby helping improve safety and efficiency.

About BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Troy Kirkpatrick

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