B. Braun and Iatric Systems Successfully Integrate Smart Pumps with MEDITECH at Saratoga Hospital
BETHLEHEM, PA – April 8, 2019 – B. Braun Medical Inc. announced the integration of their Space™ Infusion Pump Systems with the MEDITECH MAGIC electronic health record (EHR) platform, using Iatric Systems, Inc. integration, at Saratoga Hospital, located in Saratoga Springs, New York.
“Today is a landmark that marks the successful completion of our fully integrated Automated Infusion Pump Platform with MEDITECH MAGIC through Iatric Systems Accelero Connect®. This interoperability is designed to improve infusion safety while maximizing the value of infusion data for targeted analysis and accurate documentation,” said Jonathan Stapley, Director of Marketing of Infusion Systems at B. Braun.
The bi-directional interoperability is designed to help improve patient safety and increase staff efficiency. Accelero Connect Smart Pump EHR Integration and B. Braun’s smart pump programming feature, AutoProgramming, allow nurses to automatically send infusion order data from the hospital’s MEDITECH MAGIC EHR platform to the Space Infusion Pump System. The integration helps reduce the occurrence of manual programming errors which may result in pump related adverse events. Real-time data is then transmitted from the pump via B. Braun’s DoseTrac® Infusion Management Software and Accelero Connect to the EHR platform for consistent and frequent AutoDocumentation.
“This technology provides significant advantages for patients and nurses,” said Diane Bartos, DNP, RN Director of Saratoga Hospital’s MaryLou Whitney and Desmond DelGiacco, MD, Intensive Care Unit. “Automating medication programming and documentation enhances patient safety and allows our nurses to spend less time on record keeping and more time on direct patient care.”
B. Braun Medical Inc. offers a full-line of infusion pumps, drug library management, dose error reduction, and interoperability software. The company leads the market with their space efficient design and a unique dual processing architecture that is designed to safely integrate with major EMR systems. B. Braun’s DoseGuard™ Software is the only drug library development solution available that fully integrates FDB’s Infusion Knowledge Portal[i]. This provides robust evidence-based drug limits with frequent content updates, collaborative authoring tools, and companion audit trails that enable site administrator customization of drug library records for streamlined upload and incorporation into smart pump software. In addition, B. Braun offers DoseTrac Software that provides real-time data for consistent documentation and recognition of issues that may lead to an adverse event. B. Braun’s Synchronized Intelligence™ Infusion Platform has been shown to improve up to 100% drug library compliance. According to a case study performed by Versus Technology, Inc., proper asset management can reduce IV pump inventory requirements by 33%[ii].
Accelero Connect is a vendor-neutral integration solution, enabling interoperability between numerous medical devices and hospital EHRs. Using Accelero Connect, hospitals have successfully integrated with their EHRs a variety of medical devices including critical care and low-acuity vital sign monitors, ventilators, and others — now including smart pumps. Iatric Systems has dedicated more than 25 years to helping hospitals maximize their EHR investment.
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include ostomy and wound care, dialysis, nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, explore our website.
About Iatric Systems, Inc.
About Iatric Systems, Inc. Iatric Systems, a business unit of Harris’ Healthcare group, is a technology company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations enhance their IT investments. We do so with our diverse healthcare experience, an extensive partner network, and our proven capabilities in patient privacy, interoperability, and EHR optimization. For more than 25 years, Iatric Systems has delivered solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations and has integrated more than 800 vendor solutions. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.iatric.com. Connect with Iatric Systems on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
[i] Quinlan, Pamela. Director of Strategic Alliance, FDB Infusion Knowledge™ (personal communication, October 3, 2018).
[ii] Versus™ Locating Advantages for Healthcare™: Asset Management Case Study: McLaren Flint, 2017.