by Hannah Byam, July 18, 2017
Now What? Responding to Diversion Events with Speed and Impact
As the national conversation around opioid abuse continues to grow, hospitals grappling with citations, fines and the bad publicity that accompany these events are looking for solutions that can have both an immediate reduction in liability and set them up for long-term compliance and risk abatement.
by Ramsey Chambers, July 11, 2017
by Jeremy Yanowitz, July 07, 2017
Manually managing digital drug formularies is a thing of the past
Managing the drug formulary is an uphill battle for most hospital pharmacies. There can be thousands of NDCs represented in a hospital’s inventory at any given moment. On top of that, the NDCs that show up daily on the loading dock change with surprising frequency, as GPOs renegotiate pricing with manufacturers and buyers adjust their purchasing patterns seeking to optimize drug spend and respond to shortages.
by Doug Zurawski, June 29, 2017
by Ramsey Chambers, June 23, 2017
Directors of Pharmacy and IDNs save years of staff time during the latest recall
Late on June 15th, the FDA announced that Hospira was voluntarily recalling several products including 47 lots of Sodium Bicarbonate, 5 lots of Succinylcholine Chloride and 7 lots of Potassium Phosphates. This recall has had a huge impact on hospital pharmacies due to not only the number of lots impacted but because of the widespread use of these particular drugs.
by Ramsey Chambers, June 16, 2017
by Nathalie Celcis, June 07, 2017
How pharmacy managers can leverage data to maximize team performance
As a hospital pharmacy manager, motivating your staff and ensuring consistent application of processes can be a monumental task. One theme we consistently hear from our customers is that managers usually lack any real data to inform how they set goals, discuss performance with individual employees and optimize the team. In response, we are excited to announce our new Activity Analytics report.
by Ramsey Chambers, May 30, 2017
Customer Anecdote Volume 1 – Optimizing OR Drug Trays
Most hospital pharmacies struggle when attempting to reduce par levels in the OR as providers are often resistant to change. One of our customers leveraged Kit Check Analytics to bring real data to the conversation and was able to collaboratively reduce their inventory by 30%.
by Doug Zurawski, May 25, 2017
Pharmacy leader strategies for balancing competing priorities
I spend a lot of time with Directors of Pharmacy across the country and hear from them the long list of projects and objectives that they have on the calendar to complete. Recently we helped a midwestern teaching hospital to free up staff and money to help get their top priorities over the finish line.
by Ramsey Chambers, May 16, 2017
Ransomware, hospital pharmacy automation and the benefits of true cloud software
Over the weekend, organizations around the world were stopped in their tracks due to the ransomware “”wannacry.” Because the stakes are so high when it comes to delivering critical care to patients, healthcare organizations, in particular, are prime targets for cyber criminals. In response, hospitals are more frequently turning to true cloud applications.