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CareFusion Sponsors Global Summit of Patient Safety Leaders

Thursday, February 18, 2010 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 Hospital executives and global health care leaders will gather in Nice, France on April 20 for a summit to address the clinical, operational and financial returns of investing in patient safety. This one-day Global Patient Safety Summit, convened during the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, is made possible by an educational grant from CareFusion, a leading global medical device company.

The Global Patient Safety Summit curriculum will include interactive panel discussions from experts on preventing health care-associated infections (HAIs), eliminating adverse drug events (ADEs) and maximizing the impact of health information technology for patient safety. The list of conference speakers include:

"This Summit will bring together leaders in patient safety never before assembled on the same agenda to provide guidance and spur action among hospital leaders worldwide," said David Schlotterbeck, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "Improving patient safety and quality of care is an imperative for hospital executives in any economic environment. CareFusion is proud to help make such a distinguished Summit possible."

The Summit agenda, speakers and registration information can be accessed at: patientsafety.carefusion.com/.

The Summit will be convened by the Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit organization in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and British Medical Journal (BMJ Group).

About CareFusion Corporation

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA® and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined(TM) services for infection surveillance, NeuroCare neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.

-- Rene Amalberti, MD, PhD, Senior Advisor, Patient Safety, Haute Autorite de Sante, France -- David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Brigham and Woman's Hospital Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Boston, Mass., U.S.; External Program Leader, Patient Safety Research, World Health Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization -- David Cousins, Professor, Head of Safe Medication Practice and Medical Devices, National Patient Safety Agency, London, England -- Dennis Quaid, Actor and Patient Safety Advocate, Hollywood, Calif., U.S. -- Thomas Zeltner, MD: Director of the Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland

SOURCE CareFusion Corporation
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