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Codonics and CareFusion announces expanded partnership

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ANHEIM, Dec 7, 2014 - Codonics (codonics.com), a global leader in medication safety systems and image documentation solutions and CareFusion(carefusion.com), the health care industry leader in medication dispensing, inventory management and medication administration, today announced the companies have expanded their partnership. Codonics and CareFusion are working together to develop advanced integration between Codonics technology, CareFusion solutions and HIT systems. The announcement was made at the 49th annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) held this week at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Hospitals and health systems are under enormous pressure to improve medication safety and optimize efficiency of medication management from the pharmacy to the patient. This advanced integration provides customers with a simplified pharmacy workflow that eliminates redundant manual tasks and synchronized formulary management that reduces the chance for error.

By automating medication management in the OR and procedural areas with Codonics Safe Label System and CareFusion's Pyxis Anesthesia ES system, our customers are able to:

  • Increase medication safety and security
  • Improve the availability of medication
  • Streamline workflow for both pharmacy and anesthesiologists

"Hospitals are under enormous pressure to improve medication safety and become more efficient in managing medication throughout their facilities—from the pharmacy to the patient," said Bettyann Bird, Vice President of Marketing at CareFusion. "Our expanded partnership with Codonics enables CareFusion to deliver formulary synchronization across multiple systems, helping hospitals drive standardization and further leverage their technology investments to increase medication safety across the entire health system."

"We are excited to expand our partnership with CareFusion to enhance medication safety," said Peter O. Botten, president and CEO of Codonics. "The Safe Label System brings pharmacy control into the OR to help ensure that patients are treated with the right drug and the right concentration, with barcode technology to improve the syringe preparation workflow. The Safe Label System complements the Pyxis Anesthesia System and acts as an electronic double-check, bringing all of the best practices for medication safety together to support guidance-driven compliance while enhancing medication safety and clinical workflow."

About CareFusion

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA®, AirLife and LTV® series ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products, MedMined® services for data mining surveillance, Nicolet neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 14,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.

About Codonics

Codonics is a global business and provides the medical industry with the most advanced medical imaging and patient safety products in the world from our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1982, Codonics has experienced exciting growth and award-winning achievements. Today, we are represented in 110 countries with more than 30,000 product installations in renowned, cutting-edge medical facilities throughout the world. To learn more about Codonics, visit www.codonics.com.

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