Baxter (NYSE:BAX) launched its Sigma Spectrum Safety Management System this week at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists meeting. The infusion pump system consists of an analytics software and a suite of remote professional services for cyber-security monitoring.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based company said its Sigma Spectrum system was developed to minimize infusion pump programming risks, with features like direct integration with electronic medical record systems and automatically connecting infusion pumps to installed drug libraries. The safety management system includes an infusion analytics application, which creates infusion data analyses and graphical reporting to help identify pump programming errors.
Existing Sigma Spectrum tools include the Master Drug Library, which allow users to create customized lists of medications within appropriate dose ranges.
Baxter added that its collaborating with Omnicell (NSDQ:OMCL) to integrate its system with Omnicell’s Performance Center software and give pharmacists access to infusion and medication data.
“Baxter is committed to innovative technology for medication delivery, and Baxter’s new Safety Management System further reinforces Sigma Spectrum’s leadership helping hospitals meet their infusion safety goals,” global head of Baxter’s fluid systems franchise David Ferguson said in prepared remarks. “The new Infusion Analytics application provides an enhanced user interface designed to make infusion data easy to interpret, and new Remote Professional Services add an additional level of technical support to help protect data and maximize pump performance.”