Wyoming hospital first to link interoperable alarm between Cerner, Hospira

Cerner’s CareAware Event Management software makes it possible to route alerts from Hospira medical devices to clinicians’ mobile phones.
By Bernie Monegain
10:06 AM
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Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, is the first healthcare provider to integrate Cerner’s CareAware Event Management tool with Hospira’s infusion system Alarm Forwarding technology.

Hospira, a Pfizer company, develops I.V. solutions, smart pumps, pain management and safety software technology.

Cerner’s CareAware Event Management technology routes alerts from medical devices or nurse call systems to a clinician’s mobile device.

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The connection means Sheridan Hospital has expanded its infusion alarm management functionality, Cerner said.

Within the hospital, clinicians can receive alarm information from Hospira’s Plum A+ infusion system through Cerner’s CareAware Event Management. The combination also makes it possible to escalate alerts among clinicians whenever they need help or a primary caregiver is not readily available.

“This technology helps our caregivers stay connected and flag issues to the right person at the right time,” Charlotte Mather, chief nursing officer at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, said in a statement.

The secondary Cerner alert, enabled by Hospira MedNet technology, is designed to help Sheridan clinicians respond more quickly to smart pump alarms by enabling them to identify the specific device, patient and alarm type involved.

“Empowering clinicians to more efficiently and effectively monitor alarms from smart infusion pumps is an important step forward in device interoperability,” said Julie Sawyer Montgomery, president of infusion systems at Hospira.

Twitter: @Bernie_HITN
Email the writer: bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com

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