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HCP Spring 2017 Wrap Up: Anesthesia Medication Management

by Kevin MacDonald

We just wrapped up our participation at Health Connect Partners (HCP) Spring 2017 in Los Angeles. It was another great event and opportunity to engage with pharmacy thought leaders to learn what challenges they are facing and share some of the solutions we’ve been working on.

During the show, I had an opportunity to present to attendees. As a follow-up to last year’s “Moneymeds” theme, this year I went with the Kentucky Derby and horse racing. Drawing parallels between the jockey-trainer relationship and the anesthesia provider-pharmacist relationship, I shared data we uncovered during recent customer engagements showing the disconnect between the medications that are used versus those that are properly documented in the dispensing or administration systems in the operating room. This gap has significant implications when it comes to compliance, patient safety, and profitability and I illustrated some of the insights we were able to provide to our hospital partners to help address those gaps.

For those of you that couldn’t make the show, here is a recording of my presentation and hopefully we’ll see you at HCP Fall in Chicago.

 

 
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