This distinctive partnership integrates the Plexus TG AIMS technology with Codonics Safe Label System medication safety technology to improve the anesthesia process in the OR.
Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), and Codonics, Inc., a global leader in award-winning patient safety and image documentation solutions, strengthens their partnership by elevating Plexus TG to a value-added reseller for Codonics Safe Label System™ (SLS). Mirroring the close technical integration of the systems, clients will now be able to source the Codonics SLS with Anesthesia Touch and Pharmacy Touch together.
The Codonics innovative medication safety system is installed in more than 5,000 operating rooms. The system helps to eliminate medication labeling errors using visual and audible electronic safety checks, ensuring consistency every time a medication is prepared. It provides full compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals® of The Joint Commission standards and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The SLS also prints medication labels, IV line labels, invasive monitor lines and other operating room needs on demand.
“We are delighted to offer Codonics SLS with Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch™ and Pharmacy Touch™ products to our customers as a fully integrated solution, offering a complete answer for barcode medication verification of IV meds at the point of care in the operating room,” said Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “It has been a pleasure working with the team at Codonics and we look forward to teaming up together on future projects.”
Plexus TG's combined anesthesia and pharmacy management system works with the Codonics SLS to automatically track inventory and simplify controlled substance reconciliation. The combination is tightly coupled for documentation at the point of care, avoiding the pitfalls for duplicate entry. This solution simplifies anesthesia medication management with its intuitive, easy-to-use system that delivers to pharmacists and anesthesia providers an integrated solution with controlled-access cabinets, barcoding syringe labeling, closed-loop reconciliation and automated charging.
“We are excited to partner with Plexus TG and provide our customers with a turnkey medication management solution for the perioperative environment,” said Peter O. Botten, President & CEO of Codonics, Inc. “Integrating Codonics Safe Label System with Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch reinforces patient safety throughout the entire surgical process while closing the loop, enabling electronic reconciliation and documentation at the point of care.”
About Codonics, Inc.
Codonics is a global business and provides the medical industry with the most advanced patient safety and medical imaging products in the world from their headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1982, Codonics has experienced exciting growth and award-winning achievements. Codonics is represented in 110 countries with more than 35,000 product installations in renowned, cutting-edge medical facilities throughout the world. Today, Safe Label System is recognized as a standard of care in the world’s leading hospitals. Safe Label System won the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA), the medical technology industry’s most prestigious award for groundbreaking product innovation. To learn more, visit www.codonics.com.
About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use. Pharmacy Touch, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care.
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications