Prepping for Pump Integration: Effective Assessment Is Key
July 22, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance
The capability to integrate infusion pumps with a facility's electronic health record (EHR) is available from most pump vendors and some EHR vendors in the United States. Healthcare facilities continue to adopt this technology due to the patient safety and workflow benefits it provides.
Infusion pump integration can impact clinical workflow related to infusion setup, titrations, and infusion documentation. Moreover, the features and functionality offered by pump vendors and EHR vendors vary. It is thus paramount that facilities assess the pump vendors and the capabilities of their own EHR to identify the solution that best meets the organization's needs.
More information about infusion pump integration in general and its availability from pump vendors can be found in What Is Infusion Pump Integration, and Which Models Offer It?