Knowledge is POWR

Are you measuring operational waste?

Overview

Pharmacy Operational Waste Reduction (POWR) achieves measurable wins for pharmacy and inpatient nursing. Our service uses a hospital’s existing EMR data to quantify waste and identify interventions for existing processes that will allow your pharmacy and nursing departments to move the needle successfully.

Managing and improving healthcare throughout an enterprise requires dedication to the Quadruple Aim and supporting a culture of innovation. Breaking down silos that prevent departments from working in harmony to improve outcomes and lower costs should be a focus of senior healthcare leadership. While this commitment is required at the top of an organization, the specific, measurable gains are often achieved through the implementation of sustainable improvements at a department level.

Target Areas of Impact

Pre-Production Waste

Pre-Production Waste

Optimize your pre-production processes to ensure you’re meeting regulatory standards (ex. USP 797) while wasting as little as possible.

Post-Production Waste

Reduce the number of non-reusable medications that are dispensed and never administered to patients.

Post-Production Waste
Labor Cost

Labor Costs

Get the most out of your employees by optimizing production and minimizing the number of dispenses that are ultimately not used.

Inventory Optimization

Optimize your par levels and ensure drugs are readily accessible to minimize demand on the pharmacy thereby decreasing waste and pre-production labor.

Inventory Management
Missing Doses

Missing & Extra Dose Requests

By aligning dispense timing with operational practices, you can make sure nurses have what they need for their patients when they need it, and drastically decrease your volume of med requests.

Pre-Production Waste

Pre-Production Waste

Optimize your pre-production processes to ensure you’re meeting regulatory standards (ex. USP 797) while wasting as little as possible.

Post-Production Waste

Post-Production Waste

Reduce the number of non-reusable medications that are dispensed and never administered to patients.

Labor Cost

Labor Costs

Get the most out of your employees by optimizing production and minimizing the number of dispenses that are ultimately not used.

Inventory Management

Inventory Optimization

Optimize your par levels and ensure drugs are readily accessible to minimize demand on the pharmacy thereby decreasing waste and pre-production labor.

Missing Doses

Missing & Extra Dose Requests

By aligning dispense timing with operational practices, you can make sure nurses have what they need for their patients when they need it, and drastically decrease your volume of med requests.