Chicago - May 21, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, CareFusion Corporation has once again consistently met the Peer Reviewed by HFMA® standard. HFMA recently reviewed CareFusion as part of the annual evaluation process necessary to maintain CareFusion MedMined® Services' HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.

"CareFusion MedMined® Services help hospitals realize the financial benefits of improved patient safety by providing infection surveillance technology and access to near real-time data that helps staff identify areas of high potential for hospital-associated infections, enable rapid interventions and simplify mandatory reporting," said Mark Spencer, vice president and general manager of CareFusion's MedMined Services business. "We are proud to receive HFMA's distinguished Peer Review designation for the fourth year in a row, reflecting CareFusion's continued commitment to helping improve the safety and lower the cost of care."

CareFusion's MedMined® Services include:

  • Data Mining Surveillance Service (DMSS) of MedMined®-serves as an early-warning system for discovering clinically meaningful patterns in complex data sets.
  • Nosocomial Infection Marker from MedMined®-makes infection surveillance more efficient for public reporting and process improvement efforts by pre-screening likely cases of HAIs.
  • MedMined® services Benchmarking-provides risk-adjusted infection prevention and performance data at the hospital and unit level.
  • Patient Event Advisor-monitors hospital inpatient information for potential adverse clinical events to medications in real time.

HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide 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 panel review made up 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 Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality, and value."
 

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The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 39,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.  

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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. carefusion.com