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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

We have always loved Baxter. One thing that I love about the Sigma Spectrum is its high and low...

Nov 2020
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

The more great systems that we have, the more our clinical staff members are willing to accept...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We have not had any issues with Baxter. I know what they do, and they do it very well. We can...

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Manager

Win/Loss - Why they were selected (by current clients)

I have done the research on the alternatives. With one of those, if we go to see how many reports...

Nov 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

When we bought the Baxter pump, it included the training. We have to buy the software and update it...

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Manager

Relationship

I have worked so closely with Baxter for years, so they usually let me know right away when...

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Nurse

Future Outlook

Our Sigma Spectrum pumps are not end of life yet. We tend to not jump from product to product, but...

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Nurse

Interfacing and Integration

The pumps are maximized and optimized for what they can do, and there isn't a whole lot that we...

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Nurse

Service and Support

Baxter has been very responsive throughout the implementation and updates. The vendor sends more...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The solution is easy to use. I can tell nurses how to use the pumps, and I have been through a...

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Manager

Implementation and Training

The drug library isn't integrated with our EHR or pharmacy systems or any other systems. I would...

Nov 2020
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Manager

Implementation and Training

The upgrade to the Spectrum IQ pumps went well. It wasn't a big transition for the nurses because...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

I am glad that the Sigma Spectrum pumps are going to be integrated into our medical record. I like...

Oct 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Baxter's pumps have wireless connections, so when I make changes to the software, the updates...

Oct 2020
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

I would like for the pumps to integrate with our hospital information system.

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I like Baxter’s compact pump; it is very portable and easy to move around. Baxter’s software library...

Oct 2020
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Director

Relationship

I am very concerned about Baxter having to pull their new pumps from the FDA approval process. I...

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Director

Relationship

The quality of the product has declined ever since Baxter bought Sigma, and we have had lots of...

Oct 2020
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Director

Relationship

When we decided to go with Baxter, we considered another vendor too, and the decision was...

Oct 2020
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Nurse

Interfacing and Integration

Baxter doesn't have the ability to interface the pumps with our EMR at all.

Oct 2020
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Nurse

Service and Support

We don't know whether Baxter's pumps are part of our long-term plans. Baxter has kept most of their...

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Manager

Relationship

Baxter has been very honest with me about the limitations that they have, and they understand our...

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Manager

Implementation and Training

The ongoing training is pretty awesome. They offer to bring people in whenever we want.

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Manager

Technology

As far as pharmacy and nursing are concerned, they love the Sigma Spectrum. The people in our biomed...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Our nurses like the pumps in the OR because the size and weight are great. The nurses can put in two...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

We have had exceptional service. I call or send an email, and I get an answer almost immediately. I...

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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

Baxter understands that their pump integration is not where it should be, but most of that has to do...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We haven’t had many issues with the pumps during COVID-19. We haven’t had a lot of COVID-19...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I like the pumps a lot, and they are easy to use and program. I don’t use them often, and I can...

Oct 2020
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Director

Future Outlook

We aren't buying the pumps again. They run well enough; that isn't the issue. What is unfortunate is...

Oct 2020
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Director

Service and Support

Our biomedical department is very unhappy with all the service charges and long wait times from...

Oct 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The initial implementation went very well, and the pumps work well. I would have some good things to...

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Director

Interfacing and Integration

I believe that Baxter's next version of the pumps might integrate better. Because of the EMR we...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps are not part of our long-term plans. We didn’t get the funding to purchase the additional...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The software is fairly user friendly and intuitive when compared to other pumps' drug library...

Oct 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I would give the product a high rating for driving tangible outcomes with the drug library software...

Oct 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

I am not really sure how integration works with Baxter's product. I don't see a lot of smart...

Sep 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We continue to struggle with the Baxter pumps in certain units. We have a staff perception here that...

Sep 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

As an organization, we struggle with the secondary functionality of the pumps. Nurses feel like the...

Sep 2020
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Manager

Future Outlook

Baxter has bad data coming out of their pumps. I am not sure the Sigma Spectrum pumps are in our...

Sep 2020
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Manager

Relationship

Baxter comes on-site pretty often. They are here quite a bit because they want to talk about pumps....

Sep 2020
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Nurse

Sales and Contracting

We have an online module that is facilitated through a third-party system. The vendor has a link...

Aug 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps are nice. We have had to do some post-market alterations to secure them for transport to...

Jul 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The Sigma Spectrum pump is better than the other pump we use because it can handle bumps and still...

Jul 2020
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Director

Technology

The problem with the pumps is that the vendor bolts the charging cord onto the back, and sometimes,...

Jul 2020
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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

Baxter is always saying that we have to pay for certain things even though my department has to pay...

Jul 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I like that the pumps have a customizable menu. We have all of the standard concentrations that we...

Jul 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

If people picked up any one of our pumps and shook it, they would hear a ton of things vibrating...

Jul 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

One of the things I really like about Epic is having the same platform throughout our whole...

Jun 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The reporting isn't very good. Our pumps are older, and they collect a ton of data, but we can't get...

Jun 2020
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Director

Technology

Our Sigma Spectrum pumps are like tanks. They never break down and are very tough.

Jun 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The Sigma Spectrum pumps are wireless, and that makes updating them really nice. We don't have to...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The Sigma Spectrum pumps run on a solid platform and work very well. The pumps do exactly what we...

Jun 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

I like the pumps. They meet our outcomes pretty well. I would probably recommend the Sigma Spectrum...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps can be very quirky for the nurses to use. For example, the pumps have a lot of alarms that...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I like the catalogs. The formularies are set up very well, and we can add or change things in the...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Technology

The pumps are easy to understand and load. I also really like that they use the same tubing as EMS...

Jun 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

Through this pandemic, we haven't experienced a lot of drug shortages from the vendor. I think they...

May 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The biggest issue I have with the pumps is that the technology we had was not amiable to updating. I...

May 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

Baxter’s technical support is good. The personal representation has been off the charts. We only...

May 2020
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Nurse

Implementation and Training

There was no training in the beginning. We had to do our own. It certainly would have been...

May 2020
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Nurse

Service and Support

We haven't had to talk to Baxter or use their support. I haven't even seen a Baxter representative...

May 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

I like that the pumps are easy to use. The programming format is very simple. The pumps we used...

May 2020
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Nurse

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps seem to need repairs frequently, and the repairs are quite expensive. We probably have to...

May 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Implementation and Training

We recently went live with the product, and I would give the vendor a high rating for training...

May 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

A nurse could just pick up the Sigma Spectrum and start using it. The product is that easy to use....

May 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Technology

I don't feel like the Sigma Spectrum is perfect, but it is a pretty innovative product that is...

May 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Relationship

We have been in contact with executives and company leaders before. I would give the vendor a high...

May 2020
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VP/Other Executive

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

The system helps us, but I can't say how much it drives outcomes. I can't quantify the outcomes. I...

May 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

I really don’t access the ongoing support for anything right now, but usually throughout the year,...

May 2020
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Manager

Future Outlook

The product is not part of our long-term plans; the pump is pretty much at the end of its life. We...

May 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

There have been problems with repairs. The product is getting to be at the end of its life, so we...

May 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

We haven’t had any recent implementation services. The initial services were very good. We meet with...

May 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The product is extremely easy to use. The model we have isn’t being made anymore, so I really can’t...

May 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

I have heard great feedback about the ease of use of the Sigma Spectrum. The pump is very intuitive...

May 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Implementation and Training

When it comes to the rollout, Baxter was incredible. The vendor sent a team out and, as promised,...

May 2020
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Analyst/Coordinator

Service and Support

With COVID-19, Baxter has connected with our clinical team. We have implemented some changes based...

May 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

I don’t have a problem with Baxter’s product line. Spending the capital to upgrade is up to us. The...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Technology

Baxter has very reliable pumps. They are wireless, and that is nice, so the drug libraries get...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

Through the COVID-19 crisis, Baxter has put out some information. When I had some questions, the...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Baxter has a new pump that is out, but we have had very good success with the version we are on. We...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

We are unsure whether the vendor is part of our long-term plans because we have become part of...