Sheridan Memorial Hospital first to implement interoperable alarm technology between Cerner and Hospira
Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Hospira, a Pfizer company and leading provider of infusion technologies, today announced that Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, is the first hospital to integrate Cerner’s CareAware Event Management secondary alerting solution with Hospira infusion system Alarm Forwarding technology. CareAware Event Management is designed to route alerts from medical devices or nurse call systems to a clinician’s mobile device.
With this implementation, Sheridan expanded its infusion alarm management functionality. Within the hospital, clinicians can receive alarm information from Hospira’s Plum A+ infusion system through CareAware Event Management. The new technology also provides a system to escalate alerts among clinicians when assistance is needed or a primary caregiver is not available.
“Maintaining our position as one of the most advanced intensive care units in the area is a top priority,” said Charlotte Mather, chief nursing officer, Sheridan Memorial Hospital. “This technology helps our caregivers stay connected and flag issues to the right person at the right time.”