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Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota Receives 2014 Intelligent Hospital Award

SAN DIEGO and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and IntelligentHospital.org today announced that Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has received a 2014 Intelligent Hospital Award for "Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety" for its infusion pump interoperability solution collaboration with CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) and Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN).  

The solution connects the hospital's Alaris® System smart infusion pumps with the electronic health record (EHR) Cerner Millennium ®   through CareAware Infusion Suite TM [1] and is designed to help reduce the risk of harmful and costly intravenous (IV) medication programming errors at the patient bedside. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the first pediatric hospital system in the U.S. to enable bi-directional communication between the infusion pump and the EHR for both syringe pumps and large volume infusions.

"We are honored to receive an Intelligent Hospital Award for Improving the Patient Experience, but it is even more rewarding to know that this technology is improving patient safety in our hospitals every day," said Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and informatics at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. "Since we've implemented this solution, we have seen a 57 percent increase in smart pump drug safety parameters utilization, combined with a 37 percent decline in safety learning reports related to medication administration events."

The most common and dangerous types of medication errors are made in administering medications intravenously—especially when the patient is a child[2]. The error is most often because of how the medication is administered[3], and the dosage and timing of the medication must be calibrated precisely using calculations largely based on the patient's weight. This creates greater risk for children than adults because of their smaller size.

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