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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...

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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...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We haven’t really needed any additional things from the vendor. I am very happy with Baxter. They...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I haven’t had any complaints at all from the nurses since we implemented the pumps. I am assuming...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

The downside to Baxter is that their pump is just a pump. Other systems have add-on modules. We have...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I am excited to move to Baxter's Spectrum IQ pumps. Right now, we are on the Sigma Spectrum LVP...

Apr 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

It costs us a lot of money to send a pump back to Baxter. Typically, when we have a problem, it is...

Apr 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

We are not live for interoperability right now with the Baxter pumps. They only support...

Apr 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

We are working on creating a project once the pandemic is over, and we are going to look at a...

Apr 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I personally would buy from Baxter again, but I don’t think our organization would purchase from...

Apr 2020
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Director

Service and Support

Baxter could be more proactive by keeping up with trends in the market, offering new functionality,...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

Functionality and Upgrades

The product works fine, and it does integrate with anything I use. I use the product for infusions...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

Functionality and Upgrades

We will probably keep the pumps until we start having issues with them, and then we will explore...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

Relationship

The vendor doesn’t really keep their promises. Everything was thrown in our lap when we bought the...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

Implementation and Training

The process of implementing the pumps and getting them to work was a giant pain. It is ridiculous...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

Sales and Contracting

The vendor sells a product that has zero drugs and programs loaded into it. We can change a program...

Apr 2020
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CEO/President

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

Unless people who are looking at Baxter's pumps are IT experts and like to play with computers, they...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Service and Support

Baxter is struggling during this COVID-19 crisis; it is difficult for us to get up-to-date...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Implementation and Training

Baxter could improve their implementation services. We needed more bodies and more physical...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

Baxter could improve the overall quality of the product by having more robust AC adapters. We are...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Service and Support

Sometimes it takes the customer service representative a bit of time to figure out what our real...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Service and Support

Baxter is very proactive with letting us know about new features or problems.

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I would tell others that the pumps are great, but when they break, fixing them costs a fortune. We...

Apr 2020
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VP/Other Executive

Other Observations & Comments

It would be helpful if Baxter could expand their premixed IV antibiotics that are frozen to a couple...

Apr 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The Sigma Spectrum has been quite valuable and cost effective for us. It helps us meet quality...

Apr 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

Integration with the EHR is not a must-have, but it would be nice to have. That would make the...

Apr 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Our end users like the pumps. For whatever odd reason, the engineer chose to use a time zone that is...

Mar 2020
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

Some pumps that we work with are better and more technically advanced than the Sigma Spectrum pumps....

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The pumps are part of our long-term plans. We are going to replace the whole fleet with the new...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

I would consider buying the pumps again. I like the pumps, but I would probably look at a master...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

The vendor doesn't sell parts, even if the parts are incredibly simple to replace. They won't sell...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Implementation and Training

The pumps have had some recalls and other things that have caused massive problems for us. I would...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Service and Support

We don't have the newest version of the pumps yet. The vendor seems to be working to keep their...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Without a doubt, the pumps work as promoted. The pumps perform very admirably; we were not led...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Relationship

Baxter has been a little weird about supporting our integration goals. They have reached out, but...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Without a doubt, the pumps are outstanding devices. They have technical issues, but the pumps are...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Our end users find the pump to be extremely easy to use. Without a doubt, the vendor couldn’t have...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Technology

The Baxter pumps are old, and they have limited bidirectional data. That means we aren’t doing EMR...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The new version of the pumps has an electronic barcode that pops up, but in the current version, we...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We are extremely happy with the pump. We have had it for many years. Other vendors claim to have an...

Mar 2020
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Manager

Relationship

The vendor generally keeps their promises. The technical people are extremely honest, and they...

Mar 2020