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BD Celebrates National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its participation in National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week.

During the week of Oct. 5-9, BD will join hundreds of health information technology (health IT) enthusiasts across the United States to recognize the impact digital health plays in improving healthcare delivery, increasing patient safety, decreasing medical errors, and strengthening the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. In honor of the NHIT Week theme: One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care, BD will participate in multiple health IT-related activities including:

  • Launch a new health IT-dedicated website that highlights BD's capabilities and products
  • Attend HIMSS Policy Summit to support initiatives that address interoperability, cybersecurity and patient and healthcare worker safety
  • Participate in social media conversations on LinkedIn on the importance and value of health IT

"BD has a natural and continuing commitment to developing leading health IT solutions that improve medication management and increase patient safety," said David Feygin, vice president, Health IT and Strategic Innovation at BD. "Health IT is key to improving health system efficiency, enabling population health management and changing the way we address global health concerns. Our participation in National Health IT Week highlights BD's commitment to providing the best patient outcomes possible through the advancement of information technology."

National Health IT Week raises awareness of health information technology's power to improve the health and care of patients across the nation. For additional information about National Health IT Week, visit www.healthitweek.org.

About BD
BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world's most pressing and evolving health needs. Our innovative solutions are focused on improving medication management and patient safety; supporting infection prevention practices; equipping surgical and interventional procedures; improving drug delivery; aiding anesthesiology and respiratory care; advancing cellular research and applications; enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers; and supporting the management of diabetes. We are more than 45,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to fulfill our purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives" by advancing the quality, accessibility, safety and affordability of healthcare around the world. In 2015, BD welcomed CareFusion and its products into the BD family of solutions. For more information on BD, please visit www.bd.com.

About National Health Information Technology Week
Now in its ninth year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

Contact:
Matt Coppola                                                              
BD Public Relations                                                                           
201.847.7370                                                                                     
matthew_r_coppola@bd.com                                      

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SOURCE BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

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