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B. Braun Medical Inc. to Demonstrate Infusion Systems Technologies at HIMSS 2009 Interoperability Showcase
Date:3/31/2009

Integrated Solution's Electronic Health Record Capability Highlighted

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) said its Outlook(R) Safety Infusion System, DoseTrac(TM) Infusion Management Software and DoseLink(TM) Interfaces successfully completed applicable portions of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel's (HITSP) federally recognized Interoperability Specifications test at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise 2009 Connectathon in Chicago in February.

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The Connectathon is the healthcare information technology (IT) industry's largest interoperability testing event. More than 130 healthcare IT systems were tested by the nearly 70 vendors present.

"This is a critical achievement for B. Braun," said Scott Zaffrin, Manager, Infusion Systems Connectivity for B. Braun Medical Inc. "The emphasis in healthcare today, within the industry and the Obama Administration, is on developing integrated healthcare systems that interface with other systems and have the ability to transmit patient information electronically to reduce errors and deliver more effective treatment to patients. Our suite of infusion system products is designed to do just that."

B. Braun will demonstrate the Outlook(R), DoseTrac(TM) and DoseLink(TM) (their IHE compliant interfaces) systems and its medication administration and electronic health record interoperability at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS09 Interoperability Showcase at booth # 7750 in the North Hall of McCormick Place during the HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, April 4-9 in Chicago.

Designed as a HIMSS Health Information Exchange (HIE)- based environment, the Showcase includes clinical scenarios enabled by the standards-based IHE framework and HITSP federally recognized Interoperability Specifications.

B. Braun will demonstrate the interoperability of its DoseTrac(TM) Infusion Management Software, DoseLink(TM) Interfaces and Outlook(R) Safety Infusion Systems using two-way communication with numerous vendors including Cerner, GE Centricity, Draeger, Philips, Capsule and more.

"We look forward to the opportunity to interact with other healthcare professionals and demonstrate our solutions in the kind of clinical scenarios our customers face every day," said Zaffrin.

B. Braun Infusion Pumps deliver critical IV medications to patients and communicate infusion data to the company's DoseTrac(TM) Infusion Management Software. Infusion data is wirelessly communicated to the DoseTrac(TM) software, which collects and stores real-time infusion data allowing caregivers to view it from any workstation. Its open architecture design allows it to interface with any hospital or pharmacy information management system. DoseTrac(TM) is the only software of its type to offer both real-time displays of infusion data as well as comprehensive retrospective reporting capabilities.

About B. Braun

B. Braun is a global leader in infusion therapy and pain management and a pioneer in passive safety devices and PVC-/DEHP-free products. Every day, B. Braun employees worldwide share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance safety for patients, physicians and nurses.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare and, guided by its "Sharing Expertise" philosophy, helps today's healthcare workers address critical issues including environmental responsibility, medication errors reduction and infection prevention. For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at inquiry.us@bbraun.com or visit B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.

About HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.


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