Infusion pump innovation
Within the infusion delivery landscape, significant room exists for an improved experience with more intuitive and interoperable solutions. The majority of smart infusion pumps still rely on technology developed more than a decade ago. Many Canadian healthcare institutions regularly undergo a comprehensive re-evaluation of infusion fleets, to modernize infusion delivery for patients across the country. Amid the availability of new technologies with evidence demonstrating their ability to elevate the current standards of care, this article argues for the need for healthcare systems to prepare for, and embrace, change when it comes to new technologies. Clinical informatics consultant, Helen Edwards, delves into why new technologies are needed now more than ever. She shares her experience with the Ivenix Infusion System, capturing how it can help redefine clinical workflows, reduce costs across the entire healthcare continuum, and better support patient care. She also offers insights on how to effectively introduce new technologies and cultivate an environment that is likely to be open and adaptive to the change. As the Canadian healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the proactive adoption of new technologies will be a step towards advancing the outcomes for patients and the sustainability of Canadian healthcare infrastructures.
Edwards H. Infusion pump innovation: Embracing change for patients and bottom lines. Healthc Manage Forum. 2024 Feb 9:8404704241232045. doi: 10.1177/08404704241232045. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38334105.