Automating Proactive Diversion Monitoring

August 8, 2017

Given the recent reports of the increasing prevalence of opioid use in the United States, addiction is no longer a rare occurrence. Hackensack University Medical Center utilizes Omnicell Analytics, in which nursing managers can oversee the dispensing and administration of pharmaceuticals for patients to ensure accuracy in transactions and limiting diversion. Nilesh Desai, BS, RPh, MBA, the administrator of Pharmacy and Clinical Operations and Claudia Douglas, DNP, RN, CNNe, APN.C, administrative director, Institute for Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research reflect on their experience with this technology to track diversion monitoring.