KLAS Report Cites Alaris® System As Leader In Interoperability With EMRs
CareFusion Has Most Organizations Live and Leads in Breadth of Functionality
Jun 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO,CA, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CareFusion, a BD company (NYSE:BDX), today announced its Alaris® System intelligent infusion platform has been rated as the smart pump industry leader for interoperability with electronic medical records (EMRs) in the Smart Pump/EMR Integration report released today from 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, says the Alaris System has the most organizations live with EMR interoperability solutions and cited CareFusion as leading in breadth of interoperability functionality.
"CareFusion has surpassed all other pump vendors to have the most organizations live with integration, having added seven since the last report," the KLAS report states. "They are also the only vendor live with syringe pump integration, and their customers are the most confident that pump integration is ready for widespread adoption."
The Alaris System can be wirelessly pre-populated with infusion order parameters directly from a hospital's EMR. Instead of manually programming the pump using the keypad, the pump is pre-populated with the patient's medication order after scanning the barcodes on the patient's ID band, on the medication to be administered and on the Alaris System smart infusion pump. Wirelessly programming the Alaris System with the patient's medication order from the verified physician order in the EMR helps ensure accurate IV medication administration and documentation, and reduces opportunities for human error.
With bi-directional communication, infusion data automatically flows back into the EMR, resulting in the programmed infusion order parameters being sent back into the patient's medical record in near real-time.1 Automated IV medication administration documentation from the Alaris System to the EMR gives health care providers more timely and accurate infusion data to aid in clinical decision-making.
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