|Baxter Announces DoseEdge Bi-Directional Integration with Epic in the Pharmacy|
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“Every time a pharmacist compounds a patient dose of medication in the
pharmacy clean room, the DoseEdge System collects data on each
ingredient, and can send this information directly to the patient’s
medical record, where it can be accessed by the hospital billing
The DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager is an innovative software solution that integrates with hardware used in medication preparation—including barcode scanners, cameras and gravimetric devices that measure final dose weight—to help automate the process of routing, inspecting, tracking and reporting on IV and oral liquid medication doses. With the DoseEdge System, clinicians can conduct preproduction checks to help identify certain common medication preparation errors. Since its inception, the DoseEdge System has processed more than 100 million doses.
Under this new bi-directional integration, inbound medication dose orders are delivered from Epic to the DoseEdge System. Once the dose has been prepared and successfully verified by a pharmacist, the DoseEdge System sends back outbound product usage and wastage data for that dose, including National Drug Code (NDC) numbers and amounts for all source ingredients, amounts required for any overfill requested by the dose order, and amounts wasted from single-use product containers. Having this information also helps improve hospitals’ ability to submit appropriate claims to CMS and other payors, representing a valuable new benefit.
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
This release includes forward-looking statements concerning Baxter's DoseEdge
Pharmacy Workflow Manager, including potential benefits associated
with its use. The statements are based on assumptions about many
important factors, including the following, which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements: safe and proper usage of and functioning between the DoseEdge
Baxter and DoseEdge are trademarks of
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* The DoseEdge System is not intended to replace the knowledge, judgment or expertise of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians in the preparation of IV admixtures or oral liquid doses. For safe and proper use of this device, refer to the appropriate Users Guide.
Baxter International Inc.