Navicent Health Now Offering Infusion Pump Connected to Patients Electronic Medical Record

BD Alaris™ Technology Supports Infusion Delivery for Patients

Navicent Health is pleased to announce newly implemented technology that will support patient safety and clinical efficiency.

BD Alaris™ System enables bidirectional connectivity between the infusion pump and an electronic medical record (EMR) system. EMR interoperability brings IV infusions into a hospital’s barcode medication administration workflow with an additional scan, protecting patients with an added level of medication safety.

“BD Alaris System EMR interoperability pre-populates the infusion parameters, rather than manually programming the order. This reduces the number of key presses required to initiate an infusion, helping to reduce chances of error. This technology ensures that what the physician ordered, and the pharmacist reviewed and approved, can be administered to the patient in a timely and efficient manner,” said Jennafer Pennell, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy for Navicent Health.

Interoperability between the BD Alaris System and the EMR increases the accuracy and availability of infusion status data, which can be used to enhance clinical workflow and drive standardization.

Infusion pumps have numerous medical uses, and are capable of delivering fluids, including nutrients and medications such as antibiotics, chemotherapy, insulin or pain relievers. An EMR system enhances a healthcare provider’s ability to provide high-quality and efficient patient care through electronic access to clinical data, the establishment and maintenance of effective clinical workflows, improved patient safety through reduction in medical errors and improved clinical workflow and standardization.

Navicent Health’s successful implementation of this technology was the culmination of the collaborative efforts of Information Technology, Pharmacy and Patient Care Services.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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