ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc.  (NYSE: HSP ), a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, today announced the unveiling of the Hospira MedNet™ Portal at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. This web-based application will provide healthcare institutions with advanced medication error reporting and patient safety benchmarking capabilities. It will be available as an add-on feature to the award-winning Hospira MedNet  safety software.
Hospira MedNet Portal, on demonstration at HIMSS booth 6449, improves a hospital's ability to monitor, benchmark and evaluate intravenous (I.V.) drug administration practices. With this new technology, healthcare institutions will have access to side-by-side, blinded comparisons of their own safety software drug libraries and infusion performance data with the same information from other institutions. Users can look at data by hospital size, institution type or specific clinical care areas to help them develop and refine their drug library. The software system also allows clinicians and hospital staff to view internal and external peer benchmarking reports to drive improved I.V. medication safety and to help enhance clinical and operational outcomes. Hospira MedNet Portal supports continuous quality improvement efforts by helping users analyze key aspects of their drug administration process against best practices and by providing a more complete picture of clinical performance indicators.
"Our hospital customers are telling us that they're not just buying infusion pumps, they're also investing in the safety data that comes from the infusion devices," said Richard Nevin, vice president, Me