A procedure is delayed due to missing pre-operative medications.
The real-time OR schedule and alerts were made transparent to the pharmacy. Pharmacy personnel now track in real-time those OR cases requiring their attention. In return, the pharmacy indicates, through a display icon on the comprehensive schedule, the status of pre-operative medications for each case (In-process, Ready for Pickup, or Clarification Needed).
Clinical and clerical staffs acknowledge that coordination and cooperation with the pharmacy is improved and that surgical delays due to pre-operative medications have been reduced. These results have directly improved surgeon and staff satisfaction and operating efficiency.