FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., AUGUST 16, 2016 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that its Alaris™ System infusion platform was cited as having the most customers live with bidirectional electronic medical record (EMR) integration, which health care providers said is the most important next step for improving safety to help reduce pump-programming errors in the Smart Pumps 2016: The Quest for Patient Safety report issued by KLAS.
The report from KLAS, an organization that independently monitors health care information technology performance through the active participation of thousands of health care organizations, also stated that BD has the "most comprehensive pump platform." The Alaris System from BD has the most customers live with EMR integration and is reported to be the only infusion platform to achieve EMR integration with syringe pumps.
"This recognition is important because it comes directly from the health care providers who use our products every day," said Mike Garrison, vice president and general manager of worldwide Infusion Solutions for BD. "We continue to invest in innovation to ensure our products are at the forefront of technology to help improve patient safety and care efficiency."
The report also states that a large number of BD customers achieve high drug library compliance, which many credit to BD’s reports and guidance. In addition, the report shows that actionable insights are more highly valued over basic reporting, and BD is leading in this transformation. More customers use BD reports and analytics to drive outcomes than any other infusion pump vendor.
Earlier this year, the Alaris System was named Best in KLAS for Smart Pumps in The 2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment report that stated that providers believe that BD is better positioned for the future in regard to interoperability with electronic medical records (EMRs), and customers appreciate the added benefit of having patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps and syringe pumps on a single platform.
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.