Omnicell's Controlled Substance Manager (CSM) improves management of narcotics throughout the hospital continuum of care. It integrates with the Omnicell® automated dispensing cabinet and provides perpetual inventory management and an automated audit trail, including controlled substance inventory log, to help the pharmacy comply with regulatory standards while increasing efficiency.
Controlled Substance Manager now extends medication accountability beyond the loading dock by providing automated, electronic ordering and receiving to medication distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS).
In addition to providing true closed-loop accountability for dispensing controlled substances, the intuitive purchasing platform supports system-wide inventory demands, arming pharmacy with vital information to make smarter purchasing decisions. This makes it easier to optimize inventory levels and saves time during the order preparation process. An independent study showed these results from use of Controlled Substance Manager1:
Benefits of Centralized Database
The Unity platform provides a single, unified database for the Controlled Substance Manager system and Omnicell automated dispensing cabinets. Having centralized transactional information provides consistent patient, user, and formulary information across nursing and pharmacy automation systems.
- Single database increases security with less maintenance2
- Intuitive user interface simplifies operational efficiencies2
Supports Variety of Pharmacy Models
Controlled Substance Manager supports management of controlled substances in secured dispensing cabinets, refrigerators, and shelving within secured vaults.
1 CSM 17.0 Evaluation Site, Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown, TN, 2012.
2 CSM 1.5 Evaluation Site, Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown, TN, 2011.