Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Coordinates Data for Infusion Pumps, EHRs

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Minneapolis-based Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announced that it has successfully implemented a system, the first of its kind in the country, that allows for the wireless transfer of data between patients' infusion pumps and electronic health records.  

Children's partnered with CareFusion, a medical technology company and Cerner, an EHR provider, to create the new system.

The system eliminates the need for calculating medication doses by hand and manually programming the pump, which helps reduce human errors. According to Children's, it will be fully implemented throughout both its Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses in 2013.  

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