BD Demonstrates Synchronized Technology Platform at HIMSS17
BD Showcases its Leadership in Enterprise-wide Medication Management at #HIMSS2017
Feb 20, 2017
ORLANDO, Feb. 20, 2017 - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, will demonstrate its approach to a synchronized medication management technology platform aimed to help close the communication gaps between different software and devices and optimize interoperability with the EMR systems to deliver a more seamless med management process at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition being held in Orlando from February 19-23.
BD's leading Pyxis™ and Alaris™ technologies will be linked throughout the medication management process and interoperable with health IT platforms ─ improving the safety and accuracy of medication management workflows, while reducing complexity and cost. With the unique ability to integrate technologies, BD can help hospitals and health systems see a holistic view of the entire medication management process. This harmonized approach is also backed by clinical experts that will support a hospital or health system to define, execute and measure its medication management processes and continuously improve workflows and optimize outcomes.
BD is focused on three primary pillars:
- One Medication Management Platform:
- Through this unique "one platform" approach, BD is the only company that can offer health systems a holistic approach to managing its medications - from medication reconciliation upon admission, preparation and dispensing in the pharmacy to administration at the bedside. This approach has the power to simplify and streamline medication management processes. This streamlined approach, when connected to the EHR, will support the safe and timely administration of medications to patients.
- Medication Availability:
- BD technologies help ensure that the right medication is available when and where needed to improve outcomes and cost-efficiencies across the continuum of care. Through this comprehensive approach towards medication management, BD will demonstrate software capabilities, including: suggestive analytics around inventory management, software applications to drive workflow efficiencies, and benchmarking capabilities. By enabling enterprise-wide inventory visibility and analytics for all medications, the system can automate ordering and receiving for all medications, including IVs and controlled substances, across healthcare networks of all sizes.
- End-to-End IV Safety:
- BD is working to improve comprehensive IV infusion safety through the entire process from initial compounding to administration at the patient's bedside. BD technologies seamlessly integrate with pharmacy IT systems and EMRs to receive orders, simplify steps, optimize drug utilization, prepopulate infusion parameters into pumps and improve compliance with documentation, ensuring that the right medication and dose is delivered to the right patient.
"By synchronizing our technologies with health care IT systems across the continuum of medication management, BD is uniquely positioned to help IT operate smarter and more effectively," said Ranjeet Banerjee, worldwide president of Medication Management Solutions for BD. "We are continuously developing new ways to improve clinical workflows through our solutions, professional services and support. Through our interconnected, holistic approach to medication management, BD's devices and software can be utilized to their greatest potential to help prevent medication errors, improve clinical processes and streamline costs across the entire medication management continuum."
BD at HIMSS
The BD commitment to optimizing health IT to elevate the entire medication management process will be highlighted in three onsite sessions:
- BD will support panels at the conference, including:
- Cyber Surveillance and Threat Intelligence Sharing: February 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., West Hall, Room 311E.
- Securing Wireless Medical Infusion Pumps - A Use Case: February 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Tangerine Ballroom, Hall F4.
- Health IT Risk Management: A Practical Tool to Help Hospitals and Medical Devices Stay Secure in a Complex World. February 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Room 206A.
- Customer Panel: Driving Patient Safety With Smart Pump-EMR Interoperability - Lessons Learned. Several of the more than 165 healthcare organizations live on Alaris EMR interoperability will share their success strategies. February 21, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 203A. Register now at himss.org.
- BD will participate in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.
Live demonstrations will show how meeting interoperability profiles and standards can help solve some of the most critical challenges in health care:
- Alaris™ system - Athletic Injury use case
- BD Intelliport™ system - Scheduled surgery use case. February 20-22, Hall F, Booth #9000.
- Stop by booth #1093 to learn the value of engaging with a single strategic medication management partner.
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.
For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.
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