Integrated Technology Solutions to Promote Healthcare Worker and Patient Safety
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm ET
121 Cannon House Office Building
Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic that has impacted families, healthcare providers, employers and communities nationwide. According to the most recent statistics, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 due to drug-related overdoses. Part of the challenge lies in management of opioid medications in acute care settings. Reported misuse and theft of prescription drugs by healthcare employees rose by more than 120% between 2016 and 2017, diverting more than 47 million dosage units from legitimate use. Technology solutions integrated within healthcare delivery systems serve a key role in reducing safety risks for both patients and providers. The briefing, sponsored by CEPOP, Biocom and BD addressed the role of technology in ensuring safe opioid management within acute care settings.