San Clemente, Calif. April 25, 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, and Scripps Health, a leading health system in the western U.S., today announced the signing of a long-term purchase agreement covering ICU Medical’s full line of IV solutions and consumables, along with the Plum 360 infusion system with ICU Medical MedNet IV medication safety software.
The seven-year agreement includes the purchase of nearly 2,500 of the 2018 and 2019 Best in KLAS Plum 360 smart infusion pumps, providing full IV-EHR interoperability with Scripps Health’s EpicTM electronic health record (EHR) system through the MedNet platform. Interoperability with patient EHRs 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 appreciate the increased level of clinical and IT diligence that Scripps Health performed to evaluate our technology and capabilities as part of their robust value analysis process,’’ said Dan Woolson, corporate vice president and general manager of ICU Medical Infusion Systems. “Our clinically differentiated, innovative, best-in-breed products are in line with Scripps Health’s future vision.”
Scripps Health, a HealthTrust GPO member, is recognized nationally for excellence in quality, clinical innovation, leadership, financial ratings, and providing the highest standards of patient care. The agreement with ICU Medical spans its enterprise, including its five hospital campuses and numerous specialty clinics.
“We appreciate the support of our IV Pump Steering Committee—made up of pharmacists, advance practice nurses, nurse leaders and biomedical engineering—devoted to our clinically integrated approach to contracting,” said Cecile Hozouri, assistant vice president of supply chain management at Scripps. “This is one of many examples at Scripps where we had clinicians at the forefront of the value analysis process, choosing technology based on clinical evidence, ease of use, and interoperability with Epic.”
The Plum 360 is targeted for go-live in the fall of 2019, and Epic interoperability will go live in 2020, following Scripps’ two serial Epic version upgrades this summer.
About ICU Medical:
ICU Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICUI) is one of the world's leading pure-play infusion therapy companies with global operations and a wide-ranging product portfolio that includes IV solutions, IV smart pumps, dedicated and nondedicated IV sets and needlefree connectors, along with pain management and safety software technology designed to help meet clinical, safety and workflow goals. In addition, the company manufactures automated pharmacy IV compounding systems with workflow technology, closed system transfer devices for hazardous IV drugs and cardiac monitoring systems to optimize patient fluid levels. Learn more about ICU Medical at icumed.com.
About Scripps Health:
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit-integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 700,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 30 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region. Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked four times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best, and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at scripps.org.