Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia is not unlike most hospitals in the United States. Preventing medication diversion was a clear priority, but identifying incidents was like finding a needle in a haystack.
Moving from Manual to ADCs Created a Data Gap
CHKD had a manual, paper-based controlled substance auditing process and a full-time pharmacist dedicated to dispensing medications and reconciling discrepancies, but the time and staff cost was too much to sustain. The introduction of automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) was supposed to address the problem, but the data they were gathering was no longer comprehensive. There was no way to match the ADC dispensing data with the EMR administration data which left a big gap for diversion activities to go unnoticed.
Dr. Andrew Stanley, CHKD’s Pharmacy Support Manager, understood the risk and knew he needed automation that tracked dispensing, administration, and waste together and made it clear where issues needed to be addressed.
“I wondered how we could tweak our monitoring procedures and what we could pull together from other processes and enterprise IT systems.” Dr. Andrew Stanley, CHKD
Bluesight Closes the Diversion Gap
The solution Dr. Stanley found was Bluesight for Controlled Substances. Download the case study to walk through Dr. Stanley’s decision process, his collaboration with Kit Check on the testing and implementation and learn how the solution has closed the diversion gap for CHKD.Download Now
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