14 Additional Hospitals Select CareFusion Pyxis ES Platform To Improve
Medication Management Efficiency, Safety
SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2013
SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a
leading, global medical technology company, today announced that 14 additional
hospitals across the country have adopted the Pyxis^® ES platform to help
simplify and standardize their medication management process.
The Pyxis ES platform is a combination of hardware and software that gives
hospitals of any size centralized control of their medication dispensing
technologies. Centralized management of medication dispensing systems helps
standardize and maintain medication management practices and policies within a
single site or across multiple hospitals and clinics. Enabling common
practices built on a common formulary helps improve medication safety.
"More than 50 customers have chosen the web-based Pyxis ES platform as their
solution to address medication management across their hospital or health
system," said Rusty Frantz, senior vice president and general manager of
Dispensing for CareFusion. "The ability to have centralized management and
reporting across a facility or entire health system helps customers establish
consistent and efficient medication management processes."
Products available on the Pyxis ES platform include the Pyxis^® Enterprise
Server, Pyxis MedStation^® ES system and the Pyxis^® Anesthesia ES system.
The platform also integrates with other Pyxis technologies including
Pharmogistics^® and Pyxis ^ C^IISafe^® for narcotics management. With the
Pyxis Enterprise Server—the core of the platform—pharmacy managers can
centrally manage one dispensing system across the entire hospital or health
system. User management can be integrated with Active Directory, enabling
system access with standard hospital credentials.
The Pyxis MedStation ES system is CareFusion's automated medication dispensing
system built on the Pyxis ES platform, and introduces a new standard in
dispensing cabinet system reliability, supportability and ease of use. The
software platform enables simple, efficient workflows centered on the patient
while improving medication management processes for pharmacy, nursing and
other staff. The user interface significantly reduces the number of steps in
key workflows, such as decreasing the steps to dispense a medication by half.
Also available, the Pyxis Anesthesia ES system extends the value of a
hospital's investment in the Pyxis ES platform to the operating rooms (ORs)
and procedural areas. The Pyxis Anesthesia ES system offers the same
innovative centralized system management and integration capabilities as the
Pyxis MedStation ES system, including enhanced formulary and user management
for pharmacy and improved system management for information technology (IT)
Hospitals implementing the Pyxis ES platform include:
oSusan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kan.
oTitusville Area Hospital in Titusville, Pa.
oAllegan General Hospital in Allegan, Mich.
oProwers Medical Center in Lamar, Colo.
oBlue Mountain Hospital in Blanding, Utah
oUtah Navajo Health System in Montezuma Creek, Utah
oEmanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, Ga.
oLincoln County Medical Center in Troy, Mo.
oRussell Medical Center in Alexander City, Ala.
oWayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa
oKansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kan.
oGuadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, Texas
oCommunity Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater, Mich.
oSamaritan Hospital in Ashland,Ohio
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 industry-leading technologies
including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient
identification systems, 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
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