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Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing throughout health care. Relative to pharmacy, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Foundation’s “Pharmacy Forecast 2020:

The Rise of AI

The Rise of AI

Awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing throughout health care. Relative to pharmacy, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Foundation’s “Pharmacy Forecast 2020: Strategic Planning Advice for Pharmacy Departments in Hospitals and Health Systems” specifically lists the emergence of AI in its report, inspiring industry discussion and guiding the strategic planning processes of health system pharmacy leadership across the country.

Additionally, the change in workflows during COVID-19, such as staff assignments and the addition of contract, travel, and float nurses, have made manual monitoring methods almost obsolete.

“Pharmacies need the ability to track medication usage across departments, and even system-wide and near to real time as possible, which AI is capable of accomplishing,” Earle said. “One of our Drug Diversion Intelligence customers was able to identify diversion and medication tampering by a travel nurse who was hired during COVID-19 within 10 days. This allowed the hospital to minimize any impact to patients and fully investigate and remediate the incident in a fraction of the time it would have taken them with manual processes.”

 

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