KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Hospira, a Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) company and leading provider of infusion technologies, today announced that Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, is the first hospital to integrate Cerner’s CareAware Event Management™ secondary alerting solution with Hospira infusion system Alarm Forwarding technology. CareAware Event Management is designed to route alerts from medical devices or nurse call systems to a clinician’s mobile device.
With this implementation, Sheridan expanded its infusion alarm management functionality. Within the hospital, clinicians can receive alarm information from Hospira’s Plum A+™ infusion system through CareAware Event Management. The new technology also provides a system to escalate alerts among clinicians when assistance is needed or a primary caregiver is not available.
“Maintaining our position as one of the most advanced intensive care units in the area is a top priority,” said Charlotte Mather, chief nursing officer, Sheridan Memorial Hospital. “This technology helps our caregivers stay connected and flag issues to the right person at the right time.”
The secondary Cerner alert, enabled by Hospira MedNet™ v6.1 next-generation safety software, is designed to help Sheridan clinicians respond more quickly and appropriately to smart pump alarms by automating the delivery of alarm data. Clinicians can now receive secondary alerts remotely and still be able to identify the specific device, patient and alarm type involved.
“Empowering clinicians to more efficiently and effectively monitor alarms from smart infusion pumps is an important step forward in device interoperability,” said Julie Sawyer Montgomery, president of infusion systems, Hospira. “We are proud to collaborate with Sheridan Memorial and Cerner to provide integrated technology to support clinicians as they work to provide optimal care.”
In addition to Plum A+, Hospira MedNet supports Alarm Forwarding capability for Hospira Plum 360™ and LifeCare PCA® 7.0 infusion systems.
“We are proud of the success we’ve seen at Sheridan with the integrated alarm forwarding technology,” said Bryce Turnbull, vice president of DeviceWorks, Cerner. “Taking the initiative to integrate these technologies is an indication of Sheridan’s continued investment to deliver high-quality patient care.”
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 25,000 provider facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.
Hospira, a Pfizer company, is a leading provider of infusion technologies. The company’s focused infusion systems portfolio features I.V. solutions, proven, innovative smart pumps, and pain management and safety software technology designed to help meet clinical, safety and workflow goals. Learn more at www.hospira.com.
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