Thought Leadership Series Webinar - How to Strengthen Your Drug Diversion Surveillance Program - The MGH Experience

Everyone knows diversion is a major challenge in today’s health care environment, but not everyone knows how to confidently detect, manage, and prevent diversion incidents. Omnicell is proud to continue its webinar series on Diversion Management. For this webinar, we welcome Ray Mitrano and Sara Macchiano from Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) who will share their best practices in strengthening a drug diversion program. They believe that the sooner diversion is identified, the safer it is for patients and the sooner it enables employees to obtain the necessary help they need.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Identify potentially unknown risks or challenges in existing diversion monitoring practices at your facility. 

  • Discover best practices for medication security processes to prevent diversion of controlled substances.

  • Learn how to collaborate with colleagues from Pharmacy and Nursing to ensure long-term sustainability and success of a drug surveillance program. 

Register for this webinar to learn from the expertise of our guest speakers, who can guide your diversion prevention efforts.

Kimberly New

Erasmo A. (Ray) Mitrano, MS, RPh

Erasmo A. (Ray) Mitrano is the Senior Director of Controlled Substance Compliance and Surveillance at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing practices for controlled substances, which include identifying ways to maintain surveillance and identify drug diversion quickly. Mitrano holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from MCPHS-Boston, a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University, and a Master’s in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from MCPHS-Boston.

Dr. Joseph Perz

Sara Macchiano, MS/MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Sara Macchiano, MS/MBA, RN, NEA-BC, is a Nursing Director on White 9, a general medical unit that includes 20 Bigelow teaching service beds and 5 academic hospital beds at Massachusetts General Hospital. Sara serves as a member of the MGH Drug Diversion Task Force. Recently, she was part of the multi-disciplinary team that designed the nursing surveillance program and facilitated the training and roll out of Pandora analytics across the nursing department. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University and her graduate degrees from Boston College. Sara enjoys leading the multi-talented nursing staff who work on White 9 – and pride themselves on providing exceptional care to a complex and acutely ill medical patient population.

You may register to view the webinar below.

  • 03/24/16
  • - 03/24/16
  • Location: Online Webstreaming