Hospital Drug Inventory System: Diversion Detection and Reporting Solution for Hospitals
Over the past 40 years, tremendous advancements have been made to patient safety across health systems. Despite these efforts, drug diversion continues to grow in parallel with opioid abuse, creating extensive and complex public safety and compliance issues. Current approaches in Healthcare have two main weaknesses:
- Data in the Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADC) only show part of the equation: Detecting diversion also requires drug administration data in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), as well as data from other systems such as Wholesaler Purchasing Systems, Internal Inventory System(s), or Employee Time Clocks.
- Motivated diverters can game the system with falsified data entries to avoid detection. Moreover, historical anomalous usage reports contain so many “false positives” that overworked supervisors must comb through haystacks of false positives to find true diversion. More advanced algorithms are required to reliably detect diversion without excessive false alarms.
To address these challenge and build a solution that meets the complex supply chain challenges of healthcare, Invistics has developed its Flowlytics® software suite. Flowlytics allows all healthcare systems that handle controlled substances to maintain accurate, real-time electronic inventory tracking, while building intelligent tools to monitor and detect drug diversion
Drug Diversion Inventory Management System
The Flowlytics solution provides real-time visibility of the location and status of your drug inventory. The solution merges Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) data with Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and other data systems such as Timekeeping, Internal Inventory Systems, Warehouse Systems, and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to provide a holistic view of all your drug transactions.
The ability to continually monitor the usage and movement of drugs enables users to immediately address problems as they occur. The solution is customized to the user’s environment and can be configured to highlight “alerts” for the drug inventory traveling through the healthcare system such as late wasting, late administration, common wasting buddies, Controlled Substance reconciliation issues, and more.
Below are a few example of Flowlytics dashboards and reports and we welcome additional dialogue should your organizations be experiencing some of these challenges. If you’re interested in learning how Flowlytics can be a resource for your healthcare system, please use the contact form below or call us direct at 1-800-601-3456 to schedule a short phone evaluation.
Figure 1: Dashboard with Real-Time Visibility of Drug Inventory with Alerts
Report Manager is fully configurable modules that allows the user to slice and dice the available data to filter down to actionable insights. See charts and reports for drug dispensing over time, inconsistent pain scores for a patient, and sloppy practices such as late wasting, late administration, etc. Filter down to a particular Health Care Worker or Drug or Location, to make speed up efficiency of drug investigations.
Figure 2: Nurse Dispense Over Time Report with Status of Transactions
Figure 3: Pain Score & Administered Quantity Report