Intelligence Success and the Future of Pharmacy
Chris Newman, PharmD, MSHA, Vice President of Clinical Services
Andrea Jarzyniecki, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy
Archbold Medical Center
Archbold Medical Center is a thriving health system serving South Georgia and North Florida. We have four hospitals, three nursing homes, 540 beds, thousands of patients, more than 2,500 employees, and 200 specialists.
As we previously mentioned in part one of our Omnicell Blog, Archbold was at a crossroads with our medication management. We had an antiquated manual system for pharmacy procedures and monitoring drug shortages. Inventory visibility was poor, and the pharmacists felt isolated and disconnected from patient care. These manual processes created stress and extra work, leading to things falling through the cracks and taking valuable time away from focusing on patients.
Omnicell One provided us with the solution. The intelligence and insights we receive through this cloud-based solution are helping us to proactively identify incidents, streamline workflows, and deliver actionable insights without resorting to inefficient manual searches. More importantly, our pharmacists are coming out from behind the scenes and are now able to work at the top of their license. We can proactively identify incidents, streamline workflows, and deliver actionable insights through the cloud without resorting to inefficient manual searches.
Let's discuss the benefits of breaking down data silos and having greater visibility to inventory. Click the video below.
Omnicell One is also helping us to discover creative ways to use metrics and comparative benchmarks to enhance our processes, eliminating manual steps in our dispensing operations.
One of our biggest successes has been with pharmacy metrics. The insights we gain through Omnicell One allow us to track savings opportunities and drug inventory optimization initiatives, such as formulary decisions, or monitor medication status. Viewing inventory in real-time, we've seen a substantial financial benefit down to the cabinet-level. Plus, we've seen cost savings associated with medication shortage management.
Now let's talk about elevating staff roles, improving clinician satisfaction, and improving patient outcomes. Click the video below.
The future of pharmacy is now. And while automation is a key part of that future, coupling that with robust intelligence solutions, supported by a team of data scientists and field strategists, will help us transform operations for maximum efficiency.
Hear more about how you can find success with intelligence by viewing our full presentation Data and Analytics: The Backbone of Pharmacy.
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