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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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