In many other industries we’ve seen success in how technology is accelerating and transforming the way products and services are created, delivered, consumed, and measured. Despite the pace of change elsewhere, health system pharmacy continues to lag in investing in and implementing transformational technology.
Every day, the healthcare industry faces new challenges that are impeding goals to deliver quality patient care. The stress of managing more complex systems in the face of higher expectations continues to grow.
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.
As news emerged about positive COVID-19 vaccine trial results, the attention turned to how the vaccine would be distributed and administered to 330 million Americans. EnlivenHealth™ explored these COVID-19 vaccine readiness issues in a recent national survey.
The operating room is one of the most intense and dynamic environments across any health system. It is also one of the more costly areas while at the same time being one of the highest revenue-generating functions.
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.
Omnicell 340B Guest Contributor Ted Slafsky shares his perspective on the threat to the 340B drug program as some drug manufacturers have unilaterally stopped providing 340B discounts, how advocacy groups are stepping up to defend the long-standing right to dispense drugs through contract pharmacies.
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.
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.
What if critical operational data, such as early detection of potential inventory excess, medication transactions and movement, and pharmacy technician activity, could be tracked and reviewed? If you could see soon to be expired medications and base future purchasing decisions on past buying behavior - that would be pretty powerful and fiscally advantageous.
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