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A healthy future

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Caregivers strive to keep patients safe and comfortable throughout the continuum of care—and to keep processes and information flowing smoothly. While each specialty area presents unique challenges, innovative technologies from CareFusion provide vital support where they need it most. These well-recognized products and technologies help clinicians improve medication safety, prevent infections, make procedures cost effective and enhance respiratory care. Together, they help provide caregivers the confidence they need to create a healthy future for their patients—and their hospitals. These are our customers’ voices. And this is how they are using market-leading technologies and actionable intelligence to address healthcare’s toughest challenges.


I need to keep my lights on.

My med system needs a remedy. Caregivers strive to keep patients safe and comfortable throughout the continuum of care—and to keep processes and information flowing smoothly. While each specialty area presents unique challenges, innovative technologies from CareFusion provide vital support where they need it most. These well-recognized products and technologies help clinicians improve medication safety, prevent infections, make procedures cost effective and enhance respiratory care. Together, they help provide caregivers the confidence they need to create a healthy future for their patients—and their hospitals. These are our customers’ voices. And this is how they are using market-leading technologies and actionable intelligence to address healthcare’s toughest challenges.

I need more time with my patients.

I help the most critical patients.

My OR runs on efficiency.

My target is zero.

I need my devices to talk.


I need to keep my lights on.

Managing our bottom line gets tougher every year. It’s already a struggle to keep operating margins in the black and find capital to fund IT and other investments. As I look ahead, I have to plan for more patients coming through the doors—and the possibility of lower reimbursement that could cost us millions. That’s why I’m so focused on driving as much cost out of our system as I can. It’s a constant battle, but we’re finding new ways to reduce inventory, simplify workflow, optimize revenue cycle management and help target adverse events. —Chief Operating Officer 2

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Find ways to cut costs.

Pyxis supply technologies give nurses the power to chart, charge and reorder with the touch of a button. ®

Stop wasting time and materials. Boost revenues and profits.

“There’s nothing better than knowing that charges are more accurate and you are getting paid for all the good work you’re doing.”

With change on the horizon, hospitals seek new

Manage risk. Studies show that each preventable adverse

solutions that make operations more efficient and

drug event costs hospitals $8,750. Alaris smart pumps help

less costly. At a time when 30% of hospitals report

protect patients—and balance sheets—from the effects of

negative operating margins, administrators expect

adverse drug events. Over a five-year period, one hospital

investments to deliver measurable returns. By combining

averted nearly $4 million in costs and generated a return

market-leading technologies with actionable intelligence,

of $1.8 million on its Alaris products investment.

CareFusion gives hospital administrators effective tools

Reduce costs. In many markets, hospitals compete

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to help increase margins and manage risk.

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Mary Oetken Chief of Financial Reporting and Budgeting Memorial Hermann TMC

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vigorously for patients based on cost and quality of the

Accurate billing. Clinicians can spend hours

specialty procedures they perform. With the AVAmax

documenting patient information—and still fail

system, hospitals have a single, affordable solution to

to capture all of their supply charges. By enabling

treat patients with vertebral fractures, performing either

interoperability between the hospital’s supply

vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty at a lower cost. By reducing

automation solution (Pyxis ProcedureStation system)

costs up to 25%, hospitals and outpatient centers can help

and its OR information management system, CareFusion

patients—and still maintain solid margins.

can help hospitals improve financial performance and workflow.

The Alaris System’s intravenous safety systems help ensure accurate programming of patient-controlled analgesic devices and monitor each patient’s unique response to highrisk medications.

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With the AVAmax system, CareFusion has redefined spinal procedures by delivering all materials in fully integrated procedure trays and customized handle/stylet kits.

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Find ways to cut costs.

Pyxis supply technologies give nurses the power to chart, charge and reorder with the touch of a button. ®

Stop wasting time and materials. Boost revenues and profits.

Automating the surgical supply chain improves operations—and adds $13 million in revenue. 4

Hospitals depend on their operating rooms to contribute as much as 50%5 of their annual revenues. And given the rising cost of supplies, implants and medical devices, they need efficient supply chains to reduce variable costs and improve margins. With support from CareFusion, Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System established a progressive program in its operating rooms to automate and standardize supply chain processes. Each of its 11 hospital operating rooms installed Pyxis SupplyStation automated point-of-use supply cabinets, all connected to a With change on the horizon, hospitals seek new Manage risk.routes Studies thatsupply eachand preventable adverse Pyxis SupplyCenter server that and show manages patient data. Today, 2 ® Memorial Hermann continues to harvest returns far beyond its capital investment. solutions that make operations more efficient and drug event costs hospitals $8,750. Alaris smart pumps helpIn approximately $67 million by capturing additional charges. Net protect patients—and balance sheets—from the effects of less costly. At a time when 30% of hospitals report 2010, it generated revenue has increased by $13 million. And since 2007, gross revenue per 100 surgical 1 adverse drug events. Over a five-year period, one hospital negative operating margins, administrators expect minutes has risen by 37%. ®

investments to deliver measurable returns. By combining

averted nearly $4 million in costs and generated a return

market-leading technologies with actionable intelligence,

of $1.8 million on its Alaris products investment.

CareFusion gives hospital administrators effective tools

Reduce costs. In many markets, hospitals compete

to help increase margins and manage risk.

The Alaris System’s intravenous safety systems help ensure accurate programming of patient-controlled analgesic devices and monitor each patient’s unique response to highrisk medications.

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vigorously for patients based on cost and quality of the

Accurate billing. Clinicians can spend hours

specialty procedures they perform. With the AVAmax

documenting patient information—and still fail

system, hospitals have a single, affordable solution to

to capture all of their supply charges. By enabling

treat patients with vertebral fractures, performing either

interoperability between the hospital’s supply

vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty at a lower cost. By reducing

automation solution (Pyxis ProcedureStation system)

costs up to 25%, hospitals and outpatient centers can help

and its OR information management system, CareFusion

patients—and still maintain solid margins.

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With the AVAmax system, CareFusion has redefined spinal procedures by delivering all materials in fully integrated procedure trays

can help hospitals improve financial performance and workflow.

and customized handle/stylet kits.

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My med system needs a remedy.

On the surface, our job seems simple enough: Make sure patients get their medications as quickly, efficiently and accurately as possible. But there’s a lot of pressure—and no margin for error. We send out thousands of doses a day—through several different dispensing pathways. And for all that to work smoothly, we need to manage inventory, create unit doses, refill dispensing cabinets and keep narcotics secure. On top of that, we review all new orders, respond to stat requests and somehow find time to spend with patients and clinicians. We need technologies to help manage this complex process.

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Give me greater access to my patients’ meds.

With the Pyxis PARx system, technicians use handheld scanners when they pick and check medications to help ensure they deliver the right medications to each Pyxis MedStation device. ®

Make my inventory easy to track. Help me manage risks and avoid errors. Hospital pharmacies are busy, fast-paced operations. They

Reduce stock-outs. Empower nurses to deliver accurate

depend on disciplined processes and efficient workflows to

doses on time by creating a closed-loop system that

keep medications moving and keep clinicians and patients

establishes efficient par levels and tracks medications from

satisfied. With so many variables, pharmacists rely on

the pharmacy to the patient’s bedside. The Pyxis MedStation

technology and data to help protect all medication types at

system gives nurses fast, secure access to up to 95% of the

all points of care. Strategically stocked automated dispensing

medications they dispense, so they can deliver medications

machines streamline ordering, reduce stat order turnaround

without delay.

time and time to first dose to help prevent medication

Improve workflow. Access actionable data that help

errors. Pharmacists can rely on a single, integrated system that houses their drug library and monitors system-wide risk and safety management processes. Additional technologies help meet regulatory requirements by securely storing and monitoring controlled substances, and by eliminating time-consuming recordkeeping. Together, these and other CareFusion solutions deliver efficiency, control and savings to every stage of medication management.

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PHACTS reduces the time technicians spend repackaging medications into barcoded unit doses, so they can focus on other patient needs.

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identify and improve refill errors, make staff more productive and improve turnaround times, repositioning full-time technicians to focus on higher-value activities. Control inventory. Gain greater visibility into every distribution channel and gather all the information necessary to reduce inventory costs, safeguard controlled substances and uncover patterns of medication risk.

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I need more time with my patients.

I do my best and most important work at the patient’s bedside. But each time I begin a new shift, other duties pull me in different directions. Admissions are up, so I spend more time charting and documenting—and more time walking between supply stations to rooms. Each patient has different devices I need to know and manage. And every time I have a free minute, a patient rings a call button. I wish I had fewer things to think about, so I could give my patients the attention they need and the care they deserve.

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—Intensive Care Unit Nurse

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Give me information I can act on.

Guardrails Suite MX software provides a safety net for clinicians and patients at the point of care, including a test of reasonableness for initial and titration programming.

Help me avoid mistakes. Make my job less stressful. Patient care generates a wealth of data, and nurses play

Early warning. Nurses administer complex medication

a critical role in collecting and processing it. As new

regimens that can affect patients in different and often

technologies produce more information and regulations

unpredictable ways. And when problems arise, they need

call for more documentation, data administration can

to know which variables to address. Working behind the

consume as much as 35% of clinicians’ time. Nurses

scenes, the Pyxis Advisor automated surveillance service

experience less time pressure when they can rely on

monitors therapy against evidence-based rules and

CareFusion technology to capture, organize and review

consolidates data from multiple sources to give nurses

information at the point of care.

easy access to real-time data.

Bedside defense. Nurses represent the last critical

Improved efficiencies. Nurses often monitor multiple

line of defense against medication errors. Yet studies

patients who are undergoing both continuous and

show that 41% of errors occur when medications are

intermittent infusions of potentially harmful medications.

administered to the wrong patient, in the wrong dose,

Guardrails software helps them focus by saving time,

at the wrong time or through an incorrect route or rate.

simplifying procedures and reducing errors at the point

The Pyxis Med Administration Verification application helps

of care. And when a patient’s condition suddenly changes,

close the medication delivery loop. Other point-of-care

the system alerts nurses so they can intervene quickly

solutions include Pyxis Transfusion Verification, Pyxis Infant

to address potential adverse drug events.

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Care Verification and Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification.

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“Everything the nurses thought that the Alaris System would be, it truly is. It’s not just a ‘bag full of promises.’ We haven’t just made a purchase—we’ve developed a partnership.” Judy Peterman Director of Critical Care Services St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System

Patients with traumatic brain injuries require close and continuous monitoring and early intervention when neurological signals change. The Nicolet™ Monitor gives ICU nurses and clinicians data to assess neurological functions, identify and respond to major events and track the progress of neonatal to adult patients.

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Pyxis Advisor sends patientspecific reports directly to the Pyxis MedStation system to alert caregivers of changing patient conditions and potential adverse drug events. 13


Give me information I can act on.

Guardrails Suite MX software provides a safety net for clinicians and patients at the point of care, including a test of reasonableness for initial and titration programming.

Help me avoid mistakes. Make my job less stressful.

Hospital’s smart IV infusion safety system averts 686 medication errors and eliminates $4 million in potential costs in first year. 8

Over the years, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) therapy has been a double-edged sword for patients and hospitals. Even as it empowers millions of patients to control their pain, it also creates safety risks for patients—and financial risks for hospitals. Adverse drug reactions caused by IV programming errors or over-sedation can lead to complications that increase length-of-stay and prolong patient recovery time.

To control these risks, St. Joseph’s /Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia implemented a smart IV infusion safety system. New processes make it easy for nurses to program Patient care generates a wealth of data, and nurses play Early warning. Nurses administer complex medication infusion devices at the point of care by reading reformulated IV drug labels that include a critical role in collecting and processing it. As newtotal volume and regimens that(units/kg/hour). can affect patients and often data at the precise dose Nurses in candifferent also access trending bedside by consulting easy-to-read pulse oximetry capnography integrated technologies produce more information and regulations unpredictable ways. And whenand problems arise,monitors they need with PCA devices. call for more documentation, data administration can to know which variables to address. Working behind the

consume as much as 35% of clinicians’ time. Nurses

scenes, the Pyxis Advisor automated surveillance service

line of defense against medication errors. Yet studies

patients who are undergoing both continuous and

show that 41% of errors occur when medications are

intermittent infusions of potentially harmful medications.

administered to the wrong patient, in the wrong dose,

Guardrails software helps them focus by saving time,

at the wrong time or through an incorrect route or rate.

simplifying procedures and reducing errors at the point

The Pyxis Med Administration Verification application helps

of care. And when a patient’s condition suddenly changes,

close the medication delivery loop. Other point-of-care

the system alerts nurses so they can intervene quickly

solutions include Pyxis Transfusion Verification, Pyxis Infant

to address potential adverse drug events.

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Patients with traumatic brain injuries require close and continuous monitoring and early intervention when neurological signals change. The Nicolet™ Monitor gives ICU nurses and clinicians data to assess neurological functions, identify and respond to major events and track the progress of neonatal to adult patients.

In the first year of the program, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) data from 558 experience less time pressure when they can rely onexpanded safetymonitors therapy against evidence-based rules and90 in the highest systems documented 686 averted errors. These include risk category—or 450 when projected over a five-year period—plus an additional 35 CareFusion technology to capture, organize and review consolidates data from multiple sources to give nurses undesirable outcomes avertedtoover this same period by respiratory monitoring modules. information at the point of care. easy access real-time data. At a cost of $8,750 per preventable ADE, the system prevented approximately $4 million Bedside defense. Nurses represent the last critical in potential costsImproved efficiencies. Nurses monitor multiple and generated up to an 81% returnoften after deducting total purchase costs. 7

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Care Verification and Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification.

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Pyxis Advisor sends patientspecific reports directly to the Pyxis MedStation system to alert caregivers of changing patient conditions and potential adverse drug events. 13

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I help critical patients.

Every time I place a patient on a ventilator, I am aware of the responsibility placed in my hands. But if I do my job well, they will be in synchrony with the ventilator and potentially be weaned sooner. My priority is to ensure the ventilator settings are appropriate, comfortable and protect the patient from further injury. And new technologies keep me aware of optimal settings and also help us monitor our results. By showing we are using best practices and adhering to our protocols, we are enhancing patient care and avoiding complications of mechanical ventilation. —Respiratory Therapist 14

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Ventilate appropriately.

The Infant Flow SiPAP system provides flexible settings and controls, so fragile patients can receive safe and responsive treatment. ®

Alert me to critical changes. Help my patients stay safe. Ventilation is a high-risk therapy that requires appropriate

Better visibility. Ventilation therapy leaves little margin for

protocols, rigorous monitoring and decisions based on data.

error, and therapists need equipment they can trust. BiCore

During transport, therapists must take every precaution

technology (Advanced Pulmonary Mechanics), available on the

to reduce the risk of interrupting ventilation or opening

AVEA ventilator, integrates multiple diagnostics into a single

the ventilator circuit. As critical care begins, physicians and

monitor that provides information to guide the clinician on the

therapists rely on ventilation strategies that are appropriate

optimal settings for patient comfort and faster weaning. AVEA

for each patient’s underlying injury or disease state. And

and VELA ventilators also use the same Simple Touch user

from the time ventilation is initiated, careful monitoring

interface so clinician training is simplified and the potential for

enables therapists to minimize time on the ventilator, so

user error is minimzed.

patients can be weaned as safely and quickly as possible.

Tender care. Neonatal patients have fragile lungs, and

CareFusion gives therapists the tools they need to monitor each patient’s progress.

EnVe critical care ventilators deliver high-end invasive or noninvasive ventilation and comprehensive monitoring through a single, miniature unit.

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noninvasive ventilation with low work of breathing provides lung protection until they can breathe without support.

Safe travel. Transporting ICU ventilator patients exposes

Until then, nurses and therapists can rely on the advanced,

them to safety risks that can lead to costly complications.

integrated monitoring of CareFusion ventilators and safety

Portable ventilators, like the EnVe ventilator, can be moved

alarms to watch them carefully.

along with the patient to reduce the risk that the circuit may be broken and ICU ventilation is not interrupted. Patients receive continuous ventilation and the clinicians save steps

The transpulmonary pressure monitoring technology used in the AVEA ventilator has demonstrated a reduction in days of mechanical ventilation by as much as 30%. 9

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My target is zero.

Fighting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) takes passion and agility. I consider myself a champion of safety for patients, their families and our staff, and I’m relentless when it comes to educating them on preventive best practices. But I’m also a problem solver. These days, more patients are admitted with drug-resistant infections. I need to stay on top of microbiology reports and medical records, and make sure these infections don’t spread. Fortunately, I have many surveillance tools in my arsenal, and the data they produce is a powerful ally. These tools help me protect my patients—and my hospital’s bottom line. —Director of Infection Control 18

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Provide bestpractice training.

ChloraPrep skin preparation applicators apply the widely recommended antiseptic that reduces microorganisms on skin that can cause infection. ®

Give me early warnings. Reduce infections to zero. Healthcare-associated infections come in many shapes

Early intervention. The faster infection teams identify

and sizes—from UTI to SSI, MRSA infections to catheter-

a source of an infection, the quicker they can limit the

related bloodstream infections. Once they take hold,

impact. MedMined data mining surveillance services help

these infections spread in many ways—from patients’

infection prevention teams identify areas of high potential

skin to surgical wounds, via clinician to patient contact or

for infection and provide timely data to identify patterns

contaminated IV connections and lines. Complex problems

and problem areas.

like infections call for comprehensive and proven solutions.

Measurable progress. Catheters are a major source of

Proactive prevention. In U.S. hospitals, approximately 5%

dangerous bloodstream infections that can extend hospital

of all patients acquire an infection during their stay. With so

stays by 10 to 14 days on average, and many patients never

many infection sources and types to manage, hospitals need

recover. Regulations will soon require hospitals to monitor

aggressive strategies to protect their patients and manage

and report infection rates, and hospitals can submit data

their risks. Continuing education is critical in the path to

from MedMined data mining surveillance services to satisfy

zero. To date, CareFusion has supported WebMD’s Medscape

reporting requirements.

to provide more than 160,000 clinicians with educational programs in infection prevention to help implement best practices and keep patients safe.

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“My goal has always been zero infections and now everybody is onboard with me thinking, ‘How low can we go?’”

Anne Dikon Director of Infection Prevention Robert Wood Johnson Hospital

With MedMined data mining surveillance services, specialists can access real-time data that identifies clinical patterns and broken processes, tracks performance against HAI reduction goals and simplifies mandatory reporting.

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MaxGuard needleless connectors with antimicrobial technology may inhibit the growth of microorganisms on the surfaces of the device. ®

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Provide bestpractice training.

ChloraPrep skin preparation applicators apply the widely recommended antiseptic that reduces microorganisms on skin that can cause infection. ®

Give me early warnings. Reduce infections to zero.

Hospital’s surveillance program helps lower infection rates by up to 80%. 11

In 2008, hospital officials at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital established an ambitious goal: Reduce to zero healthcare-associated infections that were endangering patents, increasing the length of hospital stays and subtracting millions from their bottom line. There was just one problem. The hospital lacked the reliable data it would need to identify risks, standardize treatments and track results. MedMined data mining surveillance services from CareFusion helped clinicians bring infection rates under control. The hospital now takes cultures from hospitalized patients, processes the results in-house and feeds the data into the MedMined system. Aggregated data then flows to the infection prevention theyintervention. identify trends and and develop targeted Healthcare-associated infections come in many shapesdepartment, where Early Thepatterns faster infection teams identify strategies to respond. In two years, the hospital’s multidisciplinary program saved and sizes—from UTI to SSI, MRSA infections to cathetera source of an infection, the quicker they can limit the 460 patients from infection, reduced hospital stays by 3,500 days, lowered the ™ data$1.62 mining surveillance services help related bloodstream infections. Once they take hold,infection rate byimpact. MedMined up to 80% and generated million in bottom-line savings.

With MedMined data mining surveillance services, specialists can access real-time data that identifies clinical patterns and broken processes, tracks performance against HAI reduction goals and simplifies mandatory reporting.

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infection prevention teams identify areas of high potential

skin to surgical wounds, via clinician to patient contact or

for infection and provide timely data to identify patterns

contaminated IV connections and lines. Complex problems

and problem areas.

like infections call for comprehensive and proven solutions.

Measurable progress. Catheters are a major source of

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MaxGuard needleless connectors with antimicrobial technology may inhibit the growth of microorganisms on the surfaces of the device. ®

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My OR runs on efficiency.

In my operating room, time is money. Simply put, the less time we spend on redundant activities and manual processes, the more procedures we can schedule and perform. And the better job we do of capturing charges for supplies and devices, the more profitable we become. But in the end, it’s all about successful outcomes. That means creating a consistent environment where surgeons and clinicians can do their best work—and where patients get the protection and attention they need. I love the challenge of making sure we do both equally well—in a high-pressure, high-speed environment with lots of challenging variables to control.

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Give me flexibility and control. Help me track performance. Free up clinical time.

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The Pyxis SupplyStation system improves workflow and reduces errors by enabling OR staff to document supply usage in real time.

Operating room directors face a tough balancing act.

Enhanced safety. Post-surgery skin infections can lead to

They oversee complex and high-cost surgical supply

serious complications—and significant costs. Clinicians can

chains. They schedule staff and procedures to maximize

reduce this risk by incorporating best clinical practices.

efficiency and manage workflow to ensure consistency and

Enhanced supply management. Surgical nurses often

precision. They maintain a safe and sterile environment to

V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer surgical instruments are designed by surgeons to deliver exceptional performance during a broad range of invasive and minimally invasive procedures. The IMPRESS system can increase on-time delivery of fully sterilized instruments and help reduce flash sterilization.

waste valuable time manually entering surgical supply

protect patients and staff. And they measure performance

information into patient records. The Pyxis ProcedureStation

relentlessly—everything from revenue trends to inventory

system with ORIS integration automates this process,

carrying costs to infection rates to regulatory compliance.

allowing nurses to spend less time on non-clinical activities

CareFusion helps bring all these processes together with

and more time on patient care.

integrated systems that improve efficiency and support successful outcomes. Our proven technologies and solutions help boost financial performance, streamline workflow and facilitate regulatory compliance. Precise performance. Laparoscopic surgeons choose high-performance instruments that give them clear vision and the flexibility and control to work at difficult angles. For more than 110 years, surgeons have trusted V. Mueller surgical instruments for quality and first-rate technology.

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ChloraPrep skin antiseptic acts fast on a broad spectrum of bacteria and keeps fighting bacterial growth for at least 48 hours.

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I need my devices to talk.

We spend millions on the latest technologies. And between all these medical devices and our clinicians, we generate a mountain of data. But what good is data if it’s not accurate, or if it doesn’t reach the people who need it, or if it doesn’t tell the complete story? I’m working to change that. In a perfect world, all the devices we use would collect their own information automatically. They would connect very simply to our HIT system. And we could cut and dice it and distribute it in real time, so it’s available at the point of care. That’s clearly the direction healthcare is moving, and I’m trying to keep us a step ahead.

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Help me connect the dots.

The CareFusion Knowledge Portal stores critical patient and administrative data on a secure external server that leaves no IT footprint. There’s no IT footprint or data overload because we take care of all the data transmission, hosting, management and archiving.

Make patient data easy to find. Show me the bigger picture. Hospital information technology (HIT) infrastructures

collected by our medical devices so clinicians can access it

should do much more than collect and distribute patient

easily through the HIT system.

and financial data. With the right tools in place, they

Seamless connections. Medical devices collect information

help measurably improve patient safety, clinical protocols, workflow, regulatory reporting and bottom-line results. CareFusion is bridging the gap between medical devices and HIT systems by providing an architecture to connect our portfolio of critical care devices to one another—and pull all their data into a central repository that connects seamlessly with the HIT system. Hospitals can also zero in on their key performance indicators and apply CareFusion surveillance and analytics technology to uncover patterns and trends. Clinicians and administrators benefit from information they can act on, with minimal IT support required. Actionable intelligence. Caregivers depend on accurate, timely information to make critical treatment decisions, and information gaps can put clinicians—and their patients—at risk. CareFusion transmits, hosts, manages and archives data

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that is valuable to many hospital departments. The CareFusion

“The bottom line is that because of ORIS integration, nurses in the OR can do their jobs more effectively, more efficiently and with more accurate documentation. That means they save time and, ultimately, they can spend more time at the patient bedside.”

The CareFusion Coordination Engine enables medical devices to exchange messages with one another, with hospital departments and with MedMined data mining surveillance services.

Marylee Riggio, RN Director of Surgical Services Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Coordination Engine provides an asynchronous data transfer (ADT) architecture feed for medical devices so admissions, pharmacy, materials management, billing, operating room, information systems and medical records can share information through a single interface. Timely reports. Hospitals face increased pressure to improve their own performance and collect accurate data around Meaningful Use and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requirements. CareFusion surveillance and analytics services pull information from HIT systems and apply evidence-based rules to measure data that can be analyzed around infection rates, infusion errors, drug utilization rates and charge capture.

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Help me connect the dots.

The CareFusion Knowledge Portal stores critical patient and administrative data on a secure external server that leaves no IT footprint. There’s no IT footprint or data overload because we take care of all the data transmission, hosting, management and archiving.

Make patient data easy to find. Show me the bigger picture.

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Administrators at Beaufort Memorial Hospital have never been shy about embracing new technology. In 2007, they saw an opportunity to make their operating rooms more efficient and ultimately more profitable, and turned to CareFusion for help. Working with a multidisciplinary team, they mapped existing processes to identify bottlenecks. It was determined which issues to address through process change and where to apply information technology. Beaufort achieved the biggest boost when CareFusion built a bridge between two disparate information systems: the Pyxis ProcedureStation system used to store and manage OR supplies, and the Picis OR Manager used for clinical documentation. This Hospital information technology (HIT) infrastructures collected by our medical devices so clinicians can access it integrated Operating Room Information System (ORIS) now supports a number should do much more than collect and distribute patient easily through HIT system. of improved workflow patterns. the For example, instead of calculating supply costs and financial data. With the right tools in place, theymanually, the OR staff now relies on the information to collect close out the billing Seamless connections. Medicalsystem devices information for each outgoing case while they prepare the room for the next procedure. help measurably improve patient safety, clinical protocols,

workflow, regulatory reporting and bottom-line results.

The CareFusion Coordination Engine enables medical devices to exchange messages with one another, with hospital departments and with MedMined data mining surveillance services.

that is valuable to many hospital departments. The CareFusion

Engine provides asynchronous data Today, Beaufort Coordination has reduced overall supply pickingan and documentation timetransfer by CareFusion is bridging the gap between medical devices 62%, an average of 10.9 minutes per case. Staff spends 50% less time managing (ADT) architecture feed for medical devices so admissions, and our reconciling supplies on the back-end. And profits have increased substantially. and HIT systems by providing an architecture to connect pharmacy, materials management, billing, operating more procedures and captures far more charges for surgical portfolio of critical care devices to one another—and The pullOR allnow handles room, information systems and medical records can share supplies and devices than ever before.

their data into a central repository that connects seamlessly with the HIT system. Hospitals can also zero in on their key performance indicators and apply CareFusion surveillance and analytics technology to uncover patterns and trends. Clinicians and administrators benefit from information they can act on, with minimal IT support required. Actionable intelligence. Caregivers depend on accurate,

timely information to make critical treatment decisions, and information gaps can put clinicians—and their patients—at risk. CareFusion transmits, hosts, manages and archives data

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information through a single interface. Timely reports. Hospitals face increased pressure to 12

improve their own performance and collect accurate data around Meaningful Use and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requirements. CareFusion surveillance and analytics services pull information from HIT systems and apply 3

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Thank you CareFusion. My lights are on. My meds are managed. My patients get more time with me. Critical patients get my attention. Patients have been prepped. My OR is a safe OR. And my devices are connected. Around the world, over 25,000 customers in more than 130 countries turn to CareFusion for help. We’re on the frontline of healthcare every day, helping eliminate thousands of medication errors and healthcare-associated infections, saving millions of dollars and improving clinical efficiencies. To learn more, visit carefusion.com/ourvision.


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Thomson Reuters, 2010.

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St. Joseph’s Candler Health System case study. Available upon request. Individual results may vary.

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Courtney SE, Durand DJ, Asselin JM, et al. High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Versus Conventional Mechanical Ventilation for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants. N Engl J Med, 2002, 347:643-52.

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