Chicago – June 4, 2014 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, CareFusion has once again achieved the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its MedMined services.
MedMined services offer infection surveillance and reporting with an ROI model designed to deliver actual costs savings driven by reductions in HAIs.
“The HFMA Peer Review designation is an extremely important validation to have for an electronic infection surveillance service, because understanding the clinical and financial impact of infections is critical to determining priorities and compliance to infection prevention best practices,” said Nivaldo Diaz, vice president of Technology Solutions for CareFusion. “From the beginning, MedMined services were designed to help improve patient safety and lower the cost of health care through automated surveillance.”
HFMA's Peer Review process provides healthcare financial managers with an objective, third-party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process includes a Peer Review panel review comprised of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.
"We’re pleased to have CareFusion renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third-party assessment of overall effectiveness, quality, and value."
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care. hfma.org
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the healthcare industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops industry-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps and IV sets, MaxPlus® and MaxZero™ IV connectors and sets, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA®, LTV® series and AirLife® ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined® services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs approximately 15,000 people across its global operations.
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