Smiths Medical launches PharmGuard® Interoperability software for smart pump programming

November 10, 2016

Smiths Medical launches PharmGuard® Interoperability software for smart pump programming

The new software provides a bi-directional interoperability platform for Medfusion® 4000 syringe pumps

Plymouth, Minn., November 10, 2016 – Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today launched  version 1.1 of its PharmGuard® interoperability software for use with Medfusion® 4000 wireless syringe pumps.  The new version allows bi-directional integration with IHE compatible EMR systems. 

The addition of smart pump programming is designed to allow a clinician order to be sent directly to the Medfusion® 4000 pump, allowing nurses to validate the programmed information with less manual entry, while keeping the nurse in control.

PharmGuard® interoperability software, released in 2015, already allows wireless communication of infusion data directly into patient records in the hospital’s EMR system, saving time in clinicians’ daily workflow, increasing documentation accuracy, and improving patient safety by reducing manual data entry errors.  It also forwards infusion pump alarms to hospital alarm management systems to alert clinicians.

Smart pump programming, auto-documentation and alarm communication are supported by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profiles. IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and the industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of 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 effectively with one another, are easier to implement, and enable more effective use of information by care providers.  

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical 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, 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.

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