CareFusion Launches New Medication Safety Platforms

             CareFusion Launches New Medication Safety Platforms

Additions to the Pyxis® ES Platform and New Infusion Dashboard Highlight
Company's Exhibit at the 2012 ASHP Midyear Meeting & Exhibition

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today at the 2012 American Society of
Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting & Exhibition, CareFusion
Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, announced
multiple new products that are designed to help improve medication safety.

"Our enterprise-wide approach to medication safety extends beyond device
hardware to provide valuable information that helps improve safety and
workflow efficiency," said Tom Leonard, president of Medical Systems at
CareFusion. "Never in our history have we had stronger or more innovative
technologies to help clinicians keep patients safe and help lower hospital
costs."

New offerings being showcased at CareFusion booth #1949 include:

Pyxis^® ES platform (Pyxis^® Anesthesia ES system, Pyxis MedStation^® ES
system, Pyxis^® Enterprise Server)

  oPyxis^® Anesthesia ES system with Pyxis Enterprise Server: The Pyxis
    Anesthesia ES system is the newest offering available on the Pyxis ES
    platform, following last year's introduction of the Pyxis MedStation^® ES
    system. This innovative solution extends the value of the Pyxis ES
    Platform to the operating room (OR) and procedural areas for a single
    hospital or across a health system. Powered by the Pyxis Enterprise
    Server, the Pyxis Anesthesia ES system offers the same innovative
    centralized system management and enterprise-wide capabilities as the
    Pyxis MedStation ES system, including enhanced formulary and user
    management for pharmacy and improved system management for information
    technology (IT) departments. Redesigned from the ground up, Pyxis
    Anesthesia ES system provides simple, safe patient-centric workflows and
    security enhancements that promote hospital compliance efforts and help
    protect patients, anesthesia providers and pharmacy personnel.
  oPyxis MedStation^® ES system with Pyxis Enterprise Server: Introduced in
    2011, this new system features centralized system management capabilities
    not previously seen in other medication management systems. New
    integration capabilities with existing hospital systems provide one system
    formulary and enhanced user management across the health system. The
    system also provides patient-centric clinical workflow efficiencies with
    an improved user interface that provides comprehensive medication
    information in one place.

Pyxis^® Anesthesia system 4000: Built with identical hardware as the Pyxis
Anesthesia ES system, this new dispensing system automates medication
management in the operating room and procedural areas and helps maximize
medication security and storage capacity with an advanced biometric access
system and a variety of drawer types—including a new controlled access drawer
for larger high-risk medications like propofol. The system electronically
captures information on medication removals, wastes and charges, reducing
time-consuming manual tasks. Because it uses identical hardware as the Pyxis
Anesthesia ES system, the Pyxis Anesthesia system 4000 provides the foundation
for future migration to the Pyxis ES platform.

Alaris^® Infusion Viewer for Pharmacy Logistics: This web-based dashboard is
capable of showing near real-time status of all infusions across a hospital or
health system that is using the Alaris® System with the Alaris Pump and/or
Alaris Syringe Modules. The Alaris Infusion Viewer for Pharmacy Logistics uses
data that is wirelessly transmitted from the pumps to display if infusions are
currently infusing, stopped or completed. It can also show how much time
remains and the amount of medication volume that is left to be infused into
the patient. Additionally, the new system can display which pumps have a
current Guardrails^® soft alert violation, to streamline alert reviews.
Pharmacy Logistics is the first application released on the Alaris Infusion
Viewer technology platform.

Full-Height CUBIE^® Pocket: Available for both the Pyxis MedStation ES system
and Pyxis MedStation 4000 system, the full-height CUBIE pocket leverages the
same demonstrated best-practice benefits of half-height CUBIE pockets, but
increases storage capacity for larger medications such as pre-filled syringes,
vials and IV bags. This maximizes the availability of medications and reduces
the time nurses spend gathering medication, while also increasing the security
of high-risk and high-alert medications.

Rowa Vmax[1]: A robotic compact storage and dispensing system that is
appropriate for a hospital's central pharmacy as an efficient stock-management
solution. The Rowa Vmax is a one-stop storage system that houses fast- and
slow-moving medication, narcotics, temperature controlled items and other
unique medication types. It uses barcode-based secure technology and dispenses
medication within 8 to 12 seconds. The Rowa Vmax helps clinicians improve
medication safety and streamline the administrative processes of the
medication management. It can optimize a hospital's medication inventory
through transparent real-time data, which helps minimize the risk of
dispensing errors, prevent stock outs and free-up time for patient care
activities.

Interoperability Solutions: CareFusion has created a variety of
interoperability solutions with other health IT systems to help streamline
dispensing, administration and documentation of medication. The company will
showcase how the Pyxis MedStation^® system and Alaris devices share data with
point of care technologies and electronic medical records to improve
medication safety and workflow efficiency.

About CareFusion Corporation

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care
industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the
safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies
including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient
identification systems, Rowa™ automation solutions, AVEA®, AirLife™ and LTV®
series ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined®
services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and
an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion
employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information
may be found at www.carefusion.com.

[1] Product not available in the United States.

SOURCE CareFusion Corp.

Website: http://www.carefusion.com
Contact: Media, Troy Kirkpatrick, (858) 617-2361,
troy.kirkpatrick@carefusion.com, or Investors, Jim Mazzola, (858) 617-1203,
jim.mazzola@carefusion.com
 
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