Pyxis ES System to Help U.S. Department of Defense Advance Medication Safety and Patient Care

BD Awarded $100 Million Contract for Enterprise-Wide Automated Medication Dispensing Across 115 Military Health Facilities

Mar 1, 2017

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., MARCH 1, 2017 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it was awarded a contract worth up to $100 million with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its Pyxis™ ES System. Under the purchase agreement, BD will provide its enterprise-wide medication dispensing technology platform across the DHA’s 115 military inpatient health facilities and military inpatient pharmacies.

“Through this collaboration with the DoD, we have the opportunity to help modernize the DHA’s medication management and dispensing systems across all of the organization’s facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe,” said Ranjeet Banerjee, worldwide president of Medication Management for BD. “We are honored to expand our longstanding partnership with the organization, to both upgrade existing legacy Pyxis sites to an enterprise-wide solution, as well as expand our footprint across all DHA facilities.”

Key solution areas include:

  • The Pyxis ES System’s Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) meets the highest quality standards for implementation at military treatment facilities across the Military Health System
  • Proven pharmacy inpatient automation solution with flexibility to handle multiple architecture configurations supporting decentralized deployments Flexibility to consolidate configurations and scale the system via a centralized enterprise-wide platform
  • Secure storage of medication and pharmaceutical items
  • Provides automated system administration with tracking and management of medications
  • Provides advanced data analytics and reporting capabilities Supports industry standard interface and integration capabilities and compatibilities

Under the terms of the agreement, BD will provide its industry leading Pyxis ES System consisting of Pyxis Enterprise Server, Pyxis MedStation ES system, Pyxis Smart CUBIE technology, and integrated analytics tools – the Knowledge Portal for Pyxis medication technologies. This contract award is contemplated in the company’s fiscal year 2017 guidance.

The Pyxis ES System is a scalable, web-based platform specifically designed to improve medication management across the continuum of care. The Pyxis ES platform promotes a patient-centric health care model, leveraging HIT system and Active Directory integration to enable a single health system formulary, simplified identity management and workflow enhancements. The platform enables pharmacists to manage medications remotely and eliminate redundant tasks. Nurses can readily access secured medications using safe and simple workflows that are centered on the patient.

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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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