CareFusion, Cerner to integrate technologies for improved hospital safety, efficiency

April 28, 2010

San Diego and Kansas City, Mo., April 28, 2010 – CareFusion, a global medical device company, and Cerner Corporation, a global provider of healthcare solutions and services, today announced an agreement to closely integrate their market-leading technologies in a solution to help hospitals and healthcare providers deliver better patient care through greater system interoperability.

This agreement allows for improved data communication between CareFusion Pyxis medication dispensing, supply and anesthesiology systems, and CareAware, Cerner’s integrated device connectivity architecture. This enhanced integration is designed to help reduce medication errors, improve clinician work flow and increase patient safety.

Cerner and CareFusion are extending their interoperability expertise and experience by offering enhanced medication and supply management capabilities to existing and new Cerner and Pyxis clients. As an extension of Cerner’s closed-loop medication-management strategy, Cerner will serve as a value-added reseller of CareFusion Pyxis dispensing technologies in select accounts within Cerner’s core electronic health record (EHR)-installed base.

Together, the two companies will develop a Pyxis health IT adaptor, which is expected to support the integration of EHR systems and clinical information in the medication management, pharmacy and perioperative processes. This agreement is the first step in a broader intent to integrate CareFusion devices with Cerner systems.