BD Showcases Comprehensive Medication Management Platform

Officials also announced the adoption of Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) operating system (OS) for its enterprise-wide Pyxis ES System.

LAS VEGAS -- Officials with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) demonstrated an enhanced technology platform designed with the ability to synchronize different medication management technologies, including the company’s PyxisTM and AlarisTM systems, at this year’s American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2016 Midyear Meeting.

Officials also announced the adoption of Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) operating system (OS) for its enterprise-wide Pyxis ES System. The new OS provides long-term support and enhanced cybersecurity for health systems’ automated dispensing and medication management solutions.

Windows 10 IoT in the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) offers a 10-year support package, active security patches, and options to upgrade when Microsoft offers new OS features every two to three years.

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, BD officials noted they are continuing their focus on creating a new enterprise medication management platform that harmonizes its technologies to close the communication gaps between devices and helps optimize the entire medication management process.

The medication management combines 3 key elements to improve customer outcomes:

  • Medication Management Platform Innovation: From medication reconciliation upon admission, dispensing in the pharmacy and administration at the bedside, BD showcased technologies to help hospitals and health systems manage inventory, prepare IV medications and safely dispense and administer medications along with tracking technologies to know where medications are from the pharmacy to the bedside.
  • Advanced Data and Analytics: New BD analytics applications provide recommendations on ways to optimize the medication management system for peak safety and efficiency, which complements EHR data and helps improve workflow and patient safety.
  • Customer-centric Support and Services: BD is implementing new services that will help hospitals and health systems review and understand its own medication management data and determine opportunities to improve outcomes.