|By PR Newswire||
|February 19, 2014 08:30 AM EST||
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its MedMined® Surveillance Advisor was named the Category Leader for Infection Control and Monitoring by KLAS, an organization that independently monitors health care information technology performance through the active participation of thousands of health care organizations.
This marks the fourth time the MedMined Surveillance Advisor has received the highest rating in this category. Providers also ranked CareFusion ninth for Overall Software Vendor in its 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report.
"MedMined Surveillance Advisor enables our customers to proactively and easily analyze their data to identify emerging infection trends, and help them provide education and clinical interventions to improve the patient care process," said Nivaldo Diaz, vice president of Technology Solutions for CareFusion. "We are proud that our customers have once again recognized CareFusion as providing a leading solution for Infection Control and Monitoring."
MedMined Surveillance Advisor provides automated infection surveillance proven to help hospitals identify and reduce health care associated infections (HAIs)—ultimately facilitating hospitals' efforts to save lives and reduce costs. The proprietary tool uses a proxy marker to identify potential HAIs, while algorithms automatically detect clinically meaningful patterns in complex data sets, similar to the data mining technology used by credit card companies to detect fraud. By placing the right information in the right hands at the right time, the infection prevention team is empowered to efficiently focus resources on emerging trends in HAIs and multiple-drug resistant organisms. This refined approach to surveillance allows for more time to be spent on clinical intervention and education.
MedMined Surveillance Advisor has been studied and published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, as well as financially peer-reviewed receiving the Healthcare Financial Management Association Peer Review designation.
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops industry-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps and IV sets, MaxPlus® and MaxZero™ IV connectors and sets, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA®, LTV® series and AirLife® ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined® services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs approximately 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
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