San Clemente, Calif. January 31, 2019 – ICU Medical, Inc., a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of innovative medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, today announced its Plum 360 infusion system is recognized once again as the top performing IV smart pump by KLAS Research, a leading global healthcare research firm. This is the second year in a row KLAS recognized the Plum 360 in its Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. ICU Medical received the same award in 2018.
The Plum 360’s Best in KLAS designation is based on feedback from thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada and results from in depth side-by-side comparisons of IV smart pump performance in multiple categories, including culture, loyalty, operations, product, relationship and value. ICU Medical will be recognized on Feb. 11, 2019, at the KLAS Awards Reception during HIMSS19.
“Best in KLAS is about raising the bar for healthcare technology. It’s providers and payers demanding better performance, usability, and interoperability,’’ says Adam Gale, president of KLAS. “Ultimately, Best in KLAS is about giving providers and payers the tools they need to facilitate superior care and improved outcomes.”
The Best in KLAS is yet another milestone for the Plum 360, which recently became the first medical device to earn UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) certification in 2018. When combined with ICU Medical MedNet™—which is the first IV safety software to be awarded UL CAP certification—Plum 360 provides full interoperability with patient electronic health records (EHR). This reduces the need for manual input and transcription of infusion data to better manage patient safety and clinician workflows. In addition, the Plum 360 features unique fluid delivery technology that provides important workflow and medication safety benefits for secondary deliveries, and closed system air management to minimize patient therapy interruptions, contamination risk and exposure to hazardous medications.
“We’re honored that KLAS awarded the Plum 360 the Best in KLAS designation as the top smart pump for a second year in a row. The distinction is even more rewarding knowing its coming directly from customer feedback,’’ said Dan Woolson, corporate vice president and general manager of ICU Medical Infusion Systems. “This recognition is not only important because it points to the fact that Plum 360 outperforms all other large volume smart pumps on the market today, but that ICU Medical provides its customers with the highest level of service and support to help achieve their goals for safe and efficient IV medication delivery every day.”
About KLAS: KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit www.KLASresearch.com.
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