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CareFusion, Cerner streamline IV medication management

CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a global medical technology company, Friday announced the implementation of a solution that connects its Alaris System smart infusion pumps with the Cerner Millennium electronic health record (EHR) at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

The technology is designed to help reduce the risk of intravenous (IV) medication programming errors at the patient bedside.

Intravenous medication errors are twice as likely to cause harm to patients as medications delivered via other routes of administration. With its new interoperability, through the Cerner CareAware iBus, the Alaris system can be wirelessly pre-populated with infusion order parameters directly from the Cerner Millennium EHR.

Instead of manually programming the pump using the keypad at the bedside, the pump is programmed through scanning a barcode on the smart pump via Cerner's Point of Care Medication Administration solution. Programming pumps with infusion parameters from the verified physician order helps ensure accurate medication administration and documentation and reduces opportunities for human error.

This solution covers IV medication administered through both the pump and syringe modules of the Alaris System. 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.

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CareFusion Corp.

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3750 Torrey View Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130

Company Trade Data

Stock Symbol Close
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CFN
59.91
  -0.06  
- 0.10%
18,503,044,000
60.4
37.76

Insider Trade Data

Date Insider Shares Type Value
02/19/2014 Stafslien, Joan B 10,213 Exchange $325,795
02/19/2014 Stafslien, Joan B 22,213 Sell $921,395
08/13/2013 Jain, Vivek 82,674 Exchange $1,691,963
08/13/2013 Jain, Vivek 122,674 Sell $4,633,397
08/12/2013 Hinrichs, James F 30,335 Sell $1,121,485

CareFusion Corp. Executive(s):

Kieran Gallahue

  • Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Joan Stafslien

  • Executive VP

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