In today’s health care environment, it’s important to ensure that patients get the best care possible. This can include spending time with the patient to understand his or her needs. It also includes prescribing, dispensing and administering the right drug in the right dose at the right time.
Stress-Free Unit-Dose Packaging with Safecor Health
Outsourcing unit-dose repackaging with Safecor Health reduces costly burdens of packaging in-house and eliminates added capital expenditures. We’ve performed numerous studies for our customers and determined the average annual cost savings ranges from $200 to $700 per patient bed.
And not only does repackaging with Safecor Health help your pharmacy increase drug cost savings, it helps free up pharmacy staff to focus on what truly matters: the patients.
How Beverly Hospital discovered an annual cost savings opportunity of more than $200,000.
Beverly Hospital, a small community health system with three hospitals and 340 beds, discovered a new strategy for reducing drug purchasing costs and increasing operational efficiency by collaborating with Yankee Alliance, a regional group purchasing organization (GPO), and Safecor Health, an FDA-registered unit-dose repackaging vendor.
In-house packaging often seems like a convenient options but it likely comes with a hefty price. We tend to forget about a lot of the underlying expenses — like equipment and labor. Our infographic below provides a great example of what the true cost of in-house packaging really looks like.
Patient safety is always the highest priority when repackaging medications. The process of repackaging these drugs into unit-dose can be tedious but it’s important to have steps in place to ensure your repackaged product is of the highest quality. The best way to establish medication and patient safety is for your entire repackaging process to be driven by quality assurance. At Safecor Health, we invest in training and education for every employee to ensure our team performs every process according to the highest-quality operating procedures.
Check out our infographic below to learn more about Safecor Health’s quality-driven repackaging process.
Health care is an ever-changing industry. The fluctuation in technology alone can be hard enough to keep track of, but modern medical institutions also must deal with rapidly increasing costs and ever-shrinking resources. This is especially true of hospital pharmacies where tighter budgets can stretch staff thin and it can be difficult to optimize pharmacy staffing.
Failure to prevent cross-contamination during the medication repackaging process not only increases waste, but it also decreases patient safety — a risk no one should be willing to make.