BD Signs Agreement for Installation of the BD Cato™ Workflow Solution in Leading Cancer Center

First Healthcare Institution in the U.S. to Implement the System

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced an agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for BD Cato™, a system that enhances safety and workflow efficiency in medication preparation via gravimetric and barcoding technology. MD Anderson Cancer Center will be the first healthcare institution in the U.S. to implement the BD Cato System and will be incorporating the system into its outpatient infusion pharmacies, including community-based locations.

"We are pleased to provide MD Anderson Cancer Center with the BD Cato system and the increased assurance that the right patient is receiving the right medication in the right dose," said William A. Tozzi, President, BD Medical – Medical Surgical Systems. "Medication errors are one of the top concerns on the minds of healthcare providers today and the BD Cato system offers a significant step forward in improving safety and patient outcomes, while also optimizing workflow efficiencies."

BD Cato Workflow Solution provides an automated system that creates and shares data to reduce the possibility of human error, standardize practice, streamline workflow and increase efficiency from medication preparation to delivery in the pharmacy. The software detects potential medication errors and associated costs, automates documentation, and optimizes drug utilization to reduce drug waste. The system interfaces with Pharmacy IT systems to pull in physician orders and allow dose queue management within the preparation environment, thereby simultaneously improving safety and efficiency.

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