Press release

Smiths Medical and HCA Capital Division Partner to Integrate Medfusion® 4000 System with PharmGuard® Software with EMR

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Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced
today its partnership with HCA Capital Division to integrate its
Medfusion® 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps with HCA’s
electronic medical records system (EMR).

Smart pump programming will allow clinician order parameters to be sent
to the pump, which will help ensure the correct medication,
concentration, rate, and dose be delivered to the patient. This will
increase patient safety by reducing possible programming errors.

Smart pump programming is supported by Integrating the Healthcare
(IHE), an initiative by healthcare professionals and
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 with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable
care providers to use information more effectively.

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.