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I.V. Clinical Integration Helps Deliver Safety, Efficiency And Financial Benefits; Hospira Shares Snapshot Of Results, Process
Date:5/24/2012

recently given the first general infusion pump clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the new 510(k) guidelines -- and the role it plays in I.V. clinical integration.
  • IVclinicalintegration.com: An online hub of visual resources, case studies and news about I.V. clinical integration.
  • Using I.V. clinical integration to integrate medication management technologies with EHRs enables seamless, near real-time sharing of patient and infusion information between the hospital's clinical information systems, medication pumps and other devices. Intravenous or I.V. medication administration is crucial to the health of patients, as 90 percent of hospital patients receive an infusion as part of their treatments, and 56 percent of all medication errors are associated with I.V. medications.[2],[3] Improving the process through clinical integration can help clinicians positively impact their patients' overall health and safety.

    About Hospira

    Hospira, Inc. is the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 15,000 employees. Learn more at www.hospira.com.


    [1] WellSpan Health. "WellSpan's collaborative efforts lead to Way-Paver," June 10, 2011, http://content.wellspan.org/breakingnews/default.aspx?pageID=11052, Accessed May 17, 2012.

    [2] Hanchett, M. Visualizing the IV fluid path as an emerging concept in infection control. Infection Control Today. February 2004.

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