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Hospira and Lancaster General Hospital Honored for Patient Safety Initiatives
Date:6/29/2012

LAKE FOREST, Ill., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that Hospira and Lancaster General Hospital have been selected as the 2012 co-recipients of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation/Institute for Technology in Health Care Clinical Application Award. Given annually to an individual or group that has applied innovative clinical engineering practices or principles to help solve significant clinical patient care problems or challenges, this award honored Hospira and Lancaster for implementing an automated smart infusion system at the patient bedside. Hospira and Lancaster General Hospital accepted the award at the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo earlier this month.

Lancaster became one of the first institutions to move I.V. interoperability, or I.V. clinical integration, of smart infusion pumps with the electronic health record (EHR), beyond a pilot phase. They worked with Hospira and their information technology partners to implement the integrated system using Plum A+™ infusion pumps with Hospira MedNet™ safety software connected
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