Hospira, a global company with approximately 19,000 employees worldwide, is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars.
Hospira works closely with device customers to integrate technologies at the point of care, making Hospira a partner of choice for improving patient and caregiver safety, clinical outcomes and cost management, as well as caregiver efficiency and effectiveness.
Hospira has historically utilised custom interfaces to achieve integration between the Hospira MedNet system and other hospital systems. There is now a desire to support integrations using the interoperability profiles developed by IHE in order to simplify future integrations.
Patients often traverse the care continuum while moving in and out of established provider and payer networks and a single healthcare organisation is frequently unable to maintain a comprehensive view of a patient’s care from the data they possess. According to Dr. Kenneth Park, Vice President of Research Environments and Business Solutions at HealthCore (a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem), “We’ve been trying to do all these things just using our own data, but our ability to get incremental gains and improvements is pretty limited at this point.” Competitors often hold a critical section of the missing information.