Information Center

CareFusion case studies are based on individual hospital characteristics and do not anticipate the average result for all hospitals. Customer results will vary.
Intermountain Health, A video case study
Learn how Intermountain Health used product, process and behavior to reduce infection.
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St. Rita’s Medical Center, A case study
Learn how St. Rita’s Medical Center decreased supply expense and increased charge capture by automating the OR supply chain with Pyxis Supply technologies.
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, A case study
At Robert Wood Johnston Hospital, infections were negatively impacting patient safety and the bottom line, but the data they needed to identify risk areas and standardize treatment was lacking. Learn how they addressed this issue.
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Ohio Health, A case study
Ohio Health implemented information technology to decrease IV medication errors. Learn how now, their clinicians have technology to give “the right drug at the right dose.”
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Covenant Medical Center, A case study
Based on hospital information system data analyzed by MedMined services from CareFusion, bloodstream infections at Covenant Medical Center (CMC) were identified as a frequently occurring, higher-cost infection type. Learn how they solved this issue.
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How automation helps improve standardization and redeployment of pharmacists to clinical functions
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, a 1,000-bed health system based in Corpus Christi, Texas, used automation to standardize processes, improve medication management, enhance medication safety and redeploy pharmacists to clinical functions. To achieve this goal, CHRISTUS Spohn centralized distribution for all six facilities through Med Safety Central—a central location that dispenses 80% of the medications administered within the system. CHRISTUS Spohn installed the Alaris® System smart infusion technology and the PHACTS® portfolio of products to achieve bedside medication verification. In addition, because of inventory management and pick-and-fill process improvements, CHRISTUS Spohn was able to relieve pharmacists of distributive functions and redeploy them into clinical functions.
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Fortifying patient safety around PCA delivery with the Alaris® PCA and EtCO2 modules
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects roughly 18 million Americans. Approximately 20% of all surgical patients suffer from OSA, with many more still undiagnosed. OSA, a syndrome involving episodic or complete obstruction of the upper airway during sleep that has been linked with obesity in men and women, has become a concern to hospitals in recent years, particularly for patients using patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) therapy. Recognizing the need for enhanced safety measures around PCA therapy, the Alaris System was the preferred choice for Main Line Health.
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Partners in intravenous medication safety—immediate improvement and long-term vision
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School located in the heart of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a national leader in the use of innovative technology to improve medication safety. When existing infusion pumps needed to be replaced, the goal was to select technology that would have an immediate impact in averting medication errors with the greatest potential for patient harm—i.e., intravenous (IV) medication administration errors—and fit with BWH’s long-term vision of an integrated medication administration system (MAS).
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Implementation of Guardails® software for the prevention of infusion related medication errors
In recent years, there have been many technological advances in IV Medication Safety. Studies indicate that there are 1.1 potentially life-threatening and 1.5 probably significant IV medication errors prevented per every 1,000 patient days with smart pumps. The primary objective of this project was to implement Guardrails® software at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to prevent related errors.
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Helping improve patient care: A new automated clinical surveillance service alerts nurses to the potential for adverse events
A closed-loop medication management system is a key patient care strategy at University Medical Center (UMC), a 565-bed facility affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Now UMC is advancing that strategy by becoming the first hospital in the nation to adopt Pyxis® Advisor, software available to analyze clinical data from multiple sources and deliver alerts to Nurses at their medication dispensing stations when the potential for adverse drug reactions are detected.