CareFusion launches new medication management tools

December 10, 2013

CareFusion has introduced new technologies designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and cost of intravenous medications as well as medication management.

CareFusion has introduced new technologies designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and cost of intravenous medications as well as medication management.

Announced during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Fla., CareFusion’s new offerings include a new Pyxis IV system, new technologies from the Alaris brand of infusion systems, and a new Chemo Safety System.

New technologies under the Pyxis brand include hardware and software that tracks medication at the hospital’s receiving department and helps to better organize inventory.

“We have seen hospitals lose millions of dollars each year because of poor processes and wasting IV returns that could have potentially been used elsewhere in the hospital,” said Tom Leonard, CareFusion’s president of medical systems. “Our new technologies can help reduce those losses, as well as improve workflow from the point of receipt to compounding and through administration. We believe this will be a game-changer for hospitals looking to both improve quality and reduce the cost of care.”

CareFusion also introduced new technologies from its Alaris brand of infusion systems that enable interoperability with electronic health records (EHR). This allows infusion pumps to receive medication orders directly from the EHR and pre-populate the infusion parameters, helping to reduce the risk of manual keypad errors.

Finally, CareFusion also introduced its Alaris Infusion Viewer for Charge Capture, a new software application for the Alaris System that captures infusion data to support accurate billing and improved reimbursement opportunities.