ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it will demonstrate its new PharmGuard® Infusion Management Software with Interoperability platform at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 13-16, 2015. The software will be on display in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ in Smiths Medical’s booth #2084-95 and in the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion (IHP).
The Interoperability Showcase allows visitors to tour various health simulations to experience over 100 live products that will demonstrate their exchange of information within clinically accurate situations. Smiths Medical will be in the NICU simulation where the patient care environment will portray a baby who was born slightly premature and who is receiving antibiotics and IV fluids. A medication order from the hospital’s server will be sent to an infusion pump via the server software and will program the pump to deliver the appropriate medication. The infusion system will also demonstrate sending an alert to an alarm manager, which includes location information received from a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking system.
The Intelligent Health™ Pavilion provides an environment where visitors can walk through an Intelligent Hospital, an Intelligent Medical Home (i-Home™) and a Technology Demo Zone. These areas demonstrate how advanced technologies from 40+ vendors can be seamlessly integrated to help patients stay connected with their healthcare team in order to improve patient outcomes, provide greater access to care information, and reduce overall healthcare costs.
Smiths Medical recently announced the availability of its PharmGuard® Interoperability software, which will be highlighted at the HIMSS15 meeting. PharmGuard® Server software is designed to receive infusion therapy data sent wirelessly from a Medfusion® 4000 pump. Clinicians can then view, evaluate, and print that infusion therapy information to help with continuous quality improvements (CQI) across their enterprise. The new PharmGuard® Interoperability software add-on module for the PharmGuard® Server software takes that information one step further by automatically charting it directly into patient records on the hospital’s EMR system, saving clinician time and enhancing workflow. It also increases documentation accuracy and helps improve patient safety by reducing manual data entry errors.
The new PharmGuard® Interoperability software supports auto-charting via Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Integration Profiles. IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE integration profiles are based on established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate better with one another, are easier to implement, and allow healthcare providers to use information more effectively.
The enhanced alarm reporting that is also available with PharmGuard® Interoperability software helps hospitals comply with Joint Commission alarm reduction goals. The software module forwards alerts that are generated by the Medfusion® 4000 syringe pump to Alarm Management applications using the IHE Alert Communication Management profile. This allows clinicians to route alerts from the pumps directly to a clinician’s mobile device for immediate response if needed.
Smiths Medical will also be demonstrating the new PharmGuard® Interoperability software at the PPAG Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 29-May 3, the AAMI Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 5-8, and the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver, Colorado on June 6-10.
About Smiths Medical
Smiths Medical www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.