Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Improves Medication Safety With New Technologies

 Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Improves Medication Safety With
                               New Technologies

CareFusion Pyxis® ES Platform Helps Improve Medication Safety and Hospital
Efficiency

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., July 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Our Lady of the Lake Regional
Medical Center has partnered with CareFusion to add new technologies within
its 700+ bed hospital that will help improve medication safety by simplifying
and standardizing the medication management process.

The CareFusion Pyxis^® ES platform is a combination of hardware and software
that significantly reduces time for nursing and pharmacy to dispense and
administer medications because of simpler, more efficient workflows. The
system also eliminates the need for redundant maintenance of separate
databases through direct synchronization with the pharmacy formulary, as well
as hospital and patient identity management systems. The system enables Our
Lady of the Lake managers to maintain consistent medication management
practices and policies across its multiple facilities and clinics, which can
help improve medication safety.

"Medication safety is a top priority for Our Lady of the Lake, and the Pyxis
ES platform will help us ensure we have the highest level of safety across our
hospital," said Michael Mohundro, director of pharmacy for Our Lady of the
Lake Regional Medical Center. "We evaluated several different technologies,
but the Pyxis ES platform was the only solution that allowed us the
centralized control with the individual unit flexibility that we needed."

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will be implementing the Pyxis^®
Enterprise Server, enabling them to manage one dispensing system for the
entire hospital, which includes Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital and a
free-standing Emergency Room in Livingston Parish. This new technology allows
the Medical Center to leverage the formulary resident in the Pharmacy
Information System (PIS) and populate the data to the Pyxis Enterprise Server,
permitting the PIS to serve as the single source for the formulary
information. In addition, user management can be centralized with Active
Directory enabling single sign-on with standard hospital credentials. Both of
these capabilities can help hospitals reduce data errors and eliminate
redundant data entry for nursing, pharmacy and billing.

Our Lady of the Lake will also implement the Pyxis MedStation^® ES system,
CareFusion's most advanced automated medication dispensing system. The Pyxis
MedStation ES system is built on the Pyxis ES platform using a robust,
standardized set of hardware and software components. The hardware features
introduce a new standard in dispensing cabinet system supportability and
reliability. The software platform enables simple, efficient workflows
centered on the patient while improving clinical and medication management
processes for pharmacy, nursing and staff. The user interface significantly
reduces the number of steps in key workflows, such as decreasing the steps to
dispense a medication by half.

Our Lady of the Lake will extend the value of its investment in the Pyxis ES
platform by implementing the Pyxis^® Anesthesia ES system in the operating
rooms (ORs) and procedural areas across the hospital. 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. The redesigned Pyxis Anesthesia ES system provides simple and
improved patient-centric workflows, and security enhancements that promote
medication safety and hospital compliance efforts.

"We look forward to supporting Our Lady of the Lake with the most robust
medication dispensing solution available," said Rusty Frantz, senior vice
president and general manager of Dispensing Technologies at CareFusion. "The
new Pyxis ES platform provides the next-generation of technology to support
safe medication dispensing and administration efficiency."

About Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake, a private not-for-profit 700-bed medical center in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, is committed to building a healthy community through
excellence in patient care and education. A part of the Franciscan
Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Our Lady of the Lake includes a
Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children's Hospital, 350-provider Physician
Group primary care network, and free-standing emergency room in Livingston
Parish. Consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise,
leading edge technology and innovation, Our Lady of the Lake is recognized in
the areas of trauma and emergency care, stroke, heart & vascular, cancer care
and minimally-invasive procedures and more. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary
teaching site for graduate medical education programs and serves 35,000
inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. For more information, visit
www.ololrmc.com.

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
www.carefusion.com.

SOURCE CareFusion Corporation

Website: http://www.carefusion.com
Website: http://www.ololrmc.com
Contact: Media, Troy Kirkpatrick, +1-858-617-2361,
troy.kirkpatrick@carefusion.com, Investors, Jim Mazzola, +1-858-617-1203,
jim.mazzola@carefusion.com
 
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