Hospira, Inc. : Hospira Infusion Pumps Ranked Top Devices in New KLAS Smart Pumps 2012 Report
Symbiq(TM) and LifeCare PCA(TM) infusion pumps receive
top category marks in hospital customer survey --
04/12/2012| 01:39pm US/Eastern
LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/
--Hospira, Inc. (NYSE:
HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs
and infusion technologies, today announced its Symbiq(TM) and
LifeCare(TM) PCA infusion pumps have been ranked as the top
devices in their categories in the KLAS report,
Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR Integration
Report. Hospira was also recognized as the "early
leader" in electronic medical record (EMR) integration
with infusion pumps.The rankings are based on data from
customer surveys of North American hospital and clinic
executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians,
and other directors and managers interacting with healthcare
equipment and infrastructure solutions.
"Hospira is proud to be recognized for its advances in
smart pump technology, patient safety, medication delivery
and caregiver efficiency," said Thomas
Moore, president, United States, Hospira.
"As the leader in infusion technologies and I.V.
clinical integration (I.V.C.I), Hospira focuses on delivering
quality technology and services to our customers across our
entire smart pump offering."
Symbiq infusion device, considered the leader in its
market segment, scored the highest overall performance rating
(81.7) for large volume pumps (LVPs).
LifeCare PCA, also deemed a leading pump, scored the
highest overall performance rating for patient-controlled
analgesia pumps (PCAs) with a score of 81.1.
The Symbiq infusion system is a technologically advanced
infusion device with clinician-friendly features designed to
help improve workflow and decrease medication errors. With
(TM) safety software built into the device, Symbiq was
the first general infusion system developed to provide
additional medication-error protection by requiring users to
select a drug library entry from the safety software for all
drug delivery programs. Due to its highly sophisticated
technology, Symbiq is one of the first devices to achieve
I.V.C.I. of infusion pumps with EMRs.
To learn how WellSpan Health is using I.V.C.I. with full
auto-programming technology to advance its focus on providing
exceptional care, view this video: I.V. Clinical Integration: WellSpan
The Symbiq infusion device was the only smart pump with a
significant score increase in the past year, as all measured
areas saw increased satisfaction. The KLAS smart pump 2012
report praised Symbiq for newer, more advanced technology.
Symbiq infusion pumps have the highest-reported safety
software drug library compliance among LVPs, at 93 percent.
In March, an enhanced version of the Symbiq infusion device
received regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), representing the first clearance for a
general infusion pump to be granted based on the new draft
regulatory guidance for 510(k) infusion pump submissions.
To learn more about the Symbiq 510(k) clearance, view this
video: Symbiq Video Blog.
Additionally, KLAS highlighted Hospira as the early leader in
smart pump EMR integration, also known as I.V.C.I., as it
currently has more live I.V.C.I. sites than any other
infusion pump provider and is the only vendor to integrate
with multiple EMR providers, including Cerner and Epic.
Hospira's LifeCare PCA, also ranked the top infusion pump
in its class, has been the highest-rated PCA for two years in
a row. According to the KLAS findings, providers liked its
wireless functionality and barcode scanning capability.
Evaluators described the pumps as easy-to-use, reliable and
First introduced in 1984, Hospira's PCA was the first
pump of its kind, revolutionizing pain management. During the
past 25 years, PCA technology has improved the safety and
quality of care for patients around the world. Today, more
than 55,000 units are in use, and Hospira's PCA device
has evolved into an essential pain management tool for
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and
reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS'
mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring
vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider
partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working
together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and
more than 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports,
trends, and statistics that provide a solid overview of
vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance
of software, professional services, medical equipment, and
Inc. is the world's leading provider of injectable
drugs and infusion technologies. Through its broad,
integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to
Advance Wellness(TM) by improving patient and caregiver
safety while reducing healthcare costs.Lake Forest,
Ill., and has approximately 15,000 employees. Learn
more at www.hospira.com.
 "Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR
Integration," April, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC.
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