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Alegent Health System Automates I.V. Preparation to Enhance Patient Safety
Date:11/12/2008

Health system chooses ForHealth Technologies' IntelliFill i.v. robot to

reduces errors and hospital costs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ForHealth Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in medication error reduction and hospital pharmacy I.V. room automation, recently announced the selection of its robotic I.V. dose preparation system, IntelliFill i.v.(TM), by the Alegent Health System. The largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa, Alegent Health System was recently named the number one health system in the country by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Alegent Health System is expected to install the IntelliFill i.v. robot in December 2008 and plans to use the system as the central component in a central fill model. The speed and accuracy with which the robot produces I.V. doses will allow for the automation of all doses for five Alegent Health hospitals located in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.

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IntelliFill i.v. automates the preparation and labeling of intravenous doses. It dramatically reduces I.V. dose errors through advanced robotics and barcode verification, and has already demonstrated its effectiveness in the preparation of over 23 million patient doses.

With its investment in IntelliFill i.v., Alegent Health System joins a rapidly expanding community of leading US hospitals making medication safety a priority. In recent months, ForHealth has seen an increase in hospital investments in technology to reduce or eliminate errors made in hospital pharmacy I.V. rooms.

"We evaluated all available technologies and found the IntelliFill i.v. to be the only solution which would both increase patient safety and reduce operational expenses, all the while meeting our uncompromising demand for s
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