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Hospira announces first installation of Plum 360 Infusion System with Hospira MedNet

Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced the first installation of the Plum 360 infusion system with Hospira MedNet, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas.

The Plum 360 infusion system, supported by the new Hospira MedNet version 6.1 safety software, is the latest addition to Hospira’s innovative portfolio of next-generation smart pumps.

"Hospira is excited to partner with Shannon Medical Center on the launch of the new Plum general infusion device," said Cynthia Ansari, vice president, U.S. Marketing and Software, Medical Devices, Hospira.

Hospira MedNet further enhances the safety features of the Plum 360 infusion system with an expanded drug library to support safety limits for more medications, across more clinical care areas of use, helping to enhance clinical best practices for I.V. medication administration.

The Plum 360 infusion system also provides several security enhancements, including improved protection of critical communication ports, no remote command execution, and support for 128-bit SSL encryption of all data transmitted to and from Hospira MedNet version 6.1.

Hospira MedNet version 6.1 advances smart pump interoperability with a new, configurable capability, Alarm Forwarding, that forwards I.V. device alarm data to EMR and Alarm Management Systems.*

In addition to existing integrated features, including automated programming of an infusion pump and auto-documentation of I.V. data to the electronic medical record, Alarm Forwarding can help to augment a hospital’s alarm management policies by automating the notification of pump alarms to clinicians.

Hospira has implemented I.V.-EMR interoperability at more hospitals than all other pump vendors combined, and with more major EMR platforms than any other company.

The Plum 360 infusion system with Hospira MedNet is a complementary addition to Hospira’s medication management portfolio, which also includes the new Sapphire ambulatory infusion system and the market-leading LifeCare PCA™ pain management pump with Hospira MedNet.