ICU Medical, a provider in the development, manufacture, and sale of medical devices, announced its Plum 360 smart infusion system was recognized as the top-performing smart pump in both the EMR-Integrated and Traditional categories by KLAS Research, a global healthcare research firm.

This is the sixth straight year the Plum 360 has been recognized as Best in KLAS and the first time any IV Smart Pump has been honored in both categories, according to the company. The Plum 360 has won a Best in KLAS award every year that it has been eligible and is the only smart infusion system to win the Smart Pump EMR-Integrated category.

“The 2023 Best in KLAS report highlights the top-performing healthcare IT solutions as determined by extensive evaluations and conversations with thousands of healthcare providers,” says Adam Gale, president of KLAS Research. “These distinguished winners have demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving and innovating the industry, and their efforts are recognized through their inclusion in this report. Congratulations to all the winning vendors for setting the bar for excellence in healthcare IT. KLAS continues to be committed to creating transparency and helping providers make informed decisions through our accurate, honest, and impartial reporting.”

The Plum 360 was recognized for being in line with the latest industry guidelines for interoperable infusion systems, including those published by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI), and those required to receive UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) certification.

“While nearly 180 clinical sites are utilizing the Plum 360 as an interoperable device, there are still very significant advantages when used without interoperability,” says Dan Woolson, corporate vice president and general manager of ICU Medical Infusion Systems. “Features like secondary drug delivery, air-in-line management, and drug library compliance are important as stand-alone features. In an interoperable environment, they are amplified and further enhance safety by helping health care providers reduce medication errors, improve quality of care, streamline workflows, and maximize revenue capture.”

Woolson added that Plum 360’s dual awards by KLAS as a leading smart pump “helps to demonstrate the consistently high levels of service that ICU Medical provides to its customers—a commitment to service carries through to all the products we provide.”