Secured Narcotics Cabinet: Making a reality of decentralized dispensing

What’s inside:

The installation of an automated dispensing system in core clinical areas is a growing trend.

This blog looks at the installation of the Secured Smart Cabinet for pharmacy inventory at a busy medical center. This blog looks at:

  • The issue of securely managing controlled drugs and narcotics in clinical areas
  • The benefits of an automated dispensing cabinet (ADC)
  • New secure single cell dispensing.

IDENTI Medical solutions have installed the first smart cabinet for control substance & Narcotics at the main operating room at Assuta Medical Center.

The secure and automated system manages more than 1,200 narcotics vials and other pharmacy items. The cabinet is in the OR and services more than 20 physicians across more than 100 surgeries per day, in one of the most advanced operation room suites in the world.

OR Pharmacy Management

Narcotics and controlled substances management in the operating room (OR) and procedural areas is complex, with mounting pressure on hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) to ensure narcotics availability and regulatory compliance while reducing expense.

IDENTI’s Secure Narcotics Cabinet extends the value of RFID-based Smart cabinet product suite and IDENTIPlatform to OR and procedural areas. Redesigned from the ground up, the system provides simple, safer clinical workflows centered on the patient and security enhancements that promote safe dispensing of narcotics in the clinical, not pharmacy, settting, while ensuring patient safety and hospital compliance remain a priority.

 

Narcotics Cabinet
Narcotics Cabinet with single cell dispensing

Decentralized dispensing in hospitals

Decentralized dispensing is now growing in popularity, but the basic requirement of any automated dispensing system where some functionality is dissolved to clinical staff, is that security remains paramount. The system needs to prevent drug diversion and ensure full tracking of every item, as well as every user.

Our Secured Narcotics System ensures full accountability of clinicians, while giving pharmacists full vision and control. Everyone has peace of mind, and the proximity of the pharmacy function to the patient at the point of care ensure optimized flexibility of dispensing which boosts patient comfort and safety.

Contact us to find out how secure and automated dispensing at the point of care can transform OR management.

Assuta Medical Center

Medical inventory cabinet
smart cabinet

Assuta is Israel’s largest and leading private medical services center. Assuta Medical Center offers advanced medical treatments with world-class equipment and technologies to ensure optimal outcomes for patients.

Assuta is synonymous with excellence in healthcare and is the name Israelis trust with their health and the health of their families. At the Assuta Medical Tourism Center, patients from abroad can also benefit from the Assuta advantage.

Contact us to find out more.

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Or is the Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. She has a wealth of experience in the health–tech sector. Her innovative marketing strategies have successfully driven IDENTI’s growth in multiple worldwide markets. Her strength is the ability to identify what truly resonates within the industry. She is passionate about building relationships and her expertise lies in creating meaningful partnerships with healthcare providers, distributors, and suppliers..