ICU Medical Inc., San Clemente, Calif., announced its Plum 360 smart infusion system is the first to be recognized as the top-performing Smart Pump EMR-Integrated by KLAS Research, a leading global healthcare research firm. The award is a new category for KLAS, which named the Plum 360 the top-performing IV smart pump in its Best in KLAS: Software & Services report in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

The Plum 360’s Best in KLAS award as the top-performing Smart Pump EMR-Integrated underscores how closely aligned the Plum 360 is with the latest industry guidelines for interoperable infusion systems, including those recently published by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and those required to receive UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) certification. The Best in KLAS award is based on feedback from thousands of healthcare professionals globally, as well as in-depth, side-by-side comparisons of IV smart pump manufacturers’ performance in multiple categories including culture, loyalty, operations, product, relationship, and value.

Dan Woolson, corporate vice president and general manager of ICU Medical Infusion Systems, calls Plum 360’s award by KLAS as the top-performing interoperable smart pump “significant and a direct reflection of customer success and ICU Medical’s leadership in interoperability.”

“The differentiated design of the Plum 360, combined with the powerful interoperability capabilities of ICU Medical MedNet safety software, allows our customers to truly take their IV medication delivery practices to the next level,” explains Matthew Hutchings, vice president of global marketing and innovation for Infusion Systems at ICU Medical. “The Plum 360’s unique design closely aligns with the latest industry guidelines, including those published by the ISMP and the UL CAP.”

Hutchings adds that being awarded 2021 Best in KLAS for Smart Pumps EMR-Integrated demonstrates that ICU Medical is a leader in helping healthcare organizations meet ISMP guidelines, including implementing bidirectional smart infusion pump interoperability with the EMR. Through its portfolio of interoperable infusion pumps, including the LifeCare PCA (patient-controlled analgesia) infusion pump, along with alarm forwarding and real-time location services capabilities, ICU Medical is doing its part to help healthcare providers reduce medication errors, improve quality of care, streamline workflows, and maximize revenue capture.

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