Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton case study

Learn how Pyxis Anaesthesia system 4000 helps BIDHM improve OR medication management


Facility

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton with 88 beds in Milton, Massachusetts.

Challenge

BIDHM was experiencing a variety of issues due to the complexity of its medication management process. The pharmacy was concerned with medication availability, security and lost charges, particularly from not knowing who accessed what type of medication, which patient it was for and how much medication was removed. Additionally, anaesthesia providers were frustrated that they could not always immediately access medications. Both groups struggled with inefficient workflow.

Solution

BIDHM implemented Pyxis Anaesthesia system 4000 to improve:

  • Medication security and monitoring, to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Medication safety and availability, to complement the cases assigned to each OR suite.
  • Process standardization, to optimize pharmacy and Anaesthesia provider workflow and inventory management.
  • Medication cost and charge capture, to achieve financial goals.

Result

The implementation has significantly improved the medication management process in both the pharmacy and the OR. With standardization and closer monitoring of medication inventory and utilization, BIDHM is able to support its mission of more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively providing personalised patient care.


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"By implementing Pyxis Anaesthesia system, we have a much better solution in place, with more control at any given time over drugs in our OR."

Rachel Kleiman-Wexler
Pharm D, Msc, RPh Director of Pharmacy Services


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