Improving Clinical Outcomes
For the nurses and directors who administer medication and TLC – in healthy doses
Advocates for Safe IV Preparation Practices Share Their Inspiration Podcast
Seminal research from 1997 on IV compounding discovered that 9 percent of manually compounded sterile preparations had incorrect ingredients and/or volumes. While a study from two decades ago may no longer seem relevant, the fact is, the vast majority of today’s IVs are still being prepared through error-prone manual processes.
ASHP Midyear 2020: The Journey to Zero-Error Medication Management
I invite you to join us during ASHP Midyear 2020 to learn how the Autonomous Pharmacy is transforming inefficient, error-prone, manual processes to help pharmacies enhance safety, improve efficiency, and drive business outcomes.
Driving Safety and Savings Through System-Wide Sterile Compounding Automation
Sterile compounding is one of the most high risk, high cost areas of medication management. Manual compounding is fraught with error, studies indicating 1 in 10 IVs are not prepared according to guidelines. Exacerbating the problem are challenges with outsourced compounding facilities, including supply chain disruption and lack of quality.
How can we make medication management easier so no one is darting across hospital hallways searching for medications to retrieve? One word: cloud.
Medication management, especially with specialized drugs, has become increasingly complex for clinicians. Complicating matters is that 80% of medication management is done outside of the pharmacy.
From Pandemic to Epidemic: A Front Line Perspective on COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis
With two million people suffering from opioid addiction and 115 people dying from an opioid overdose every day in the U.S., the opioid crisis is one of the major challenges healthcare is facing, specifically for pharmacies currently managing medication diversion. And this crisis is only exacerbated by COVID-19.
The Journey to Zero-Error Medication Management
Omnicell’s Winter 2020 release includes new advancements in automation, intelligence, and technology-enabled services to streamline workflows and expand inventory management capabilities to drive improved outcomes and operational success. Read more about the Company’s product roadmap and strategic vision.
Welcome to Opening Day of Omnicell Illuminate 2020
Today, I was excited to join thousands of registrants representing pharmacy, nursing, informatics, and healthcare leaders for the launch of Omnicell Illuminate 2020 , one of the year’s biggest digital events dedicated to technology-driven medication management.
Transitioning Nursing Focus Back to Patients: Improving Medication Workflows
Let’s face it: medication management is challenging. Today 33% of a nurse’s time is spent interacting with technology with only 16% spent at the bedside. By increasing medication management efficiencies we can increase time at the bedside. And that’s good news for hospitals and patients alike.
For Nurses, Intelligent ADCs Make Med Management Easy
For Massachusetts General Hospital – the No. 6-ranked hospital in the country by US News & World Report – finding and retrieving medication from the basement and delivering to distant patient floors can cause lengthy medication administration delays that can be dangerous to patients with urgent care needs.
Why Intelligence and Analytics are Key to Curbing Diversion
Studies show that 1 in 10 healthcare workers will experience substance abuse at some point during their lives. Yet despite being the hardest hit by diversion, many health systems lack the necessary tools to detect these incidences in real-time.
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