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5 Signs That You May Need Outside Help with Your Drug Diversion Program

Every hospital today is in some stage of planning, implementing and/or managing a drug diversion prevention and detection program.  The journey is an ongoing road of orchestrating many pieces, parts and people to operationalize.  Depending on where you are along your path, you may find yourself pondering various aspects of your program, trying to identify current gaps and thinking about how to make improvements to continuously improve effectiveness.  Some of these things may even have you asking yourself if outsourced help is needed. Below are some tell tale signs you might need outside help:

 

Routine tasks are not getting done or are difficult to complete

There is a lot going on in today’s fast-paced acute care environment.  Daily crises and operational urgencies often derail the best efforts to complete routine auditing and surveillance tasks.  These activities often don’t take a lot of manpower, but require dedicated time to work through and complete properly.

 

Limited resources

Staff turnover and burnout is a reality many hospitals are having to judiciously manage, as resources are already stretched thin.  Coupled with day-to-day activities that demand constant attention, focusing on diversion program work can be challenging at best and often comes second to direct patient care needs.

 

Lack of expertise

Making an investment in drug diversion technology is only one piece of the drug diversion puzzle.  It needs to be incorporated into your daily program using industry leading processes.  Staying abreast of best practices and new techniques can be challenging, especially while trying to manage multiple priorities.

 

Competing priorities   

With the number of priorities that most pharmacy leaders find themselves juggling today, the need for productivity has never been more crucial to do more with the same in order to make meaningful progress and prevent things from slipping through the cracks.

 

Transaction Reconciliation First

Routine auditing, surveillance, and investigation for cause are necessary, as proactive monitoring and thorough data mining practices work hand in hand to identify medication use anomalies and reduce opportunities for diversion.  If you have taken a transaction reconciliation first approach, you may be leaving your program exposed to diversion that would be otherwise identified through the analytics. 

 

At Kit Check we understand that managing a comprehensive drug diversion program takes time, resources, and expertise.  That’s why we’ve developed Kit Check Professional Services, a customizable suite of services offerings, supported by a dedicated specialist and our expert clinical team, to help hospitals augment and optimize their programs utilizing the company’s Bluesight® for Controlled Substances platform.  Activities offered include, but may not be limited to;

  • Behavior surveillance monitoring
  • Analyses interpretation
  • Investigation support
  • Performance and compliance metrics reporting

Our offerings help busy hospitals ensure their drug diversion management is thoroughly overseen and enables them to proactively identify anomalous behavior faster.

To learn more about Kit Check Professional Services, visit: https://kitcheck.com/professional-services/