Oswego Hospital Combines Plexus Information Systems' Anesthesia Information and Drug Management System with Codonics Safe Label System

Boston—Plexus Information Systems, Inc.(Plexus IS), a market-leading provider of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS), announced today that Oswego Hospital, a 164-bed acute care community hospital located in Oswego, NY, began implementing Plexus IS' Anesthesia Information and Medication Management System in collaboration with the Codonics Safe Label System® (SLS), which is accessible through single sign-on.

Oswego Hospital's selection process focused on finding a solution that combines the anesthesia and pharmacy recordkeeping systems in order to eliminate duplicate documentation and to provide the clinicians with a single medication recording system.  Oswego Hospital was looking for not just an electronic record, but rather a full solution for labeling, tracking, and documenting anesthesia-delivered medications.

Using the integrated Codonics & Plexus IS solution, a single scan of the medication vial by the clinicians will trigger an on-board formulary to confirm the medication electronically and immediately produces a full-color compliant medication label complete with a barcode for AIMS integration. Simultaneously, the medication dispense transaction is recorded, seamlessly updating Pharmacy's inventory counts and controlled substance tracking.  When anesthesia is ready to deliver the medication to the patient, a quick wave of the labeled syringe past the barcode scanner triggers documentation in Anesthesia Touch, including real-time safety checks and automated pharmacy charging.

"We selected Plexus IS as we found their system to be the most intuitive on the market and one that our end users will find very efficient," said Barry Ryle, Oswego Health Chief Information Officer. "Plexus IS has also been responsive to our needs, tailoring the system to meet our specific work flow requirements."

"We are proud to partner with Oswego Hospital to provide their patients with new technology that reinforces safety efforts throughout the entire surgical process. Oswego Hospital is the first to implement the integrated technology combining the Plexus IS anesthesia and drug management system, the Codonics Safe Label System, and the Capsa Solutions Anesthesia Cart. This comprehensive solution allows medications to be securely stored, easily dispensed, properly labeled, and electronically reconciled at the point of care with documentation in Anesthesia Touch," said Albert Woo, M.D., President at Plexus Information Systems. "Furthermore, we are excited to team up with Codonics and Capsa Solutions at Oswego Hospital and look forward to working together on future projects."

About Oswego Hospital

Since their founding in 1881, Oswego Hospital, an affiliate of Oswego Health, has continued to expand to offer the best care and the latest advances in medical technologies and techniques to the residents of Oswego County. Part of that growth has included the hospital evolving into a healthcare system that offers options for retirement living and skilled nursing. Oswego Hospital also features a seven-suite surgery center with the latest technology, a comfortable maternity center offering an at-home feel where families can welcome their newborn and a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, with eight private rooms. To learn more, visit www.oswegohealth.org.

About Codonics

Codonics Codonics is a global business and provides the medical industry with the most advanced medical imaging and patient safety products in the world from our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1982, Codonics has experienced exciting growth and award-winning achievements. Today, we are represented in 110 countries with more than 30,000 product installations in renowned, cutting-edge medical facilities throughout the world.  Safe Label System has been selected as a winner of 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 Information Systems, Inc. Plexus Information Systems (Plexus IS) is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. The Plexus IS intraoperative anesthesia record, Anesthesia Touch™, offers the most functionality and adaptability of any AIMS and uses a cloud-based solution for capturing, managing and storing patient information. Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iPad iOS. It is easy to use, improves processes, enhances patient safety, and provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation. As a modular add-on to the anesthesia solution, Pharmacy Touch™ supports patient safety and simplifies medication documentation through barcode syringe labeling, automated dispensing, and closed-loop tracking.

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Jennifer Dixon, Director of Marketing


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