VigiLanz Helps Pharmacists ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ at Antelope Valley Hospital
Jill Bennett, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Coordinator/Residency Program Director at Antelope Valley Hospital, discusses how VigiLanz has transformed work flows, and is helping staff members work smarter, not harder.
“Certainly the information that you put in more than represents what you can get out of it and the benefit it can add,” she says. “You can get to so much more than you can utilizing manual reporting.”
Watch this short video to learn more about how Bennett and her team are using VigiLanz to improve patient care.
On a day to day basis, VigiLanz really drives our work. It’s changed the way we work. We work smarter, not harder, and we’ve been able to really increase what we’re looking at. So, initially what we had to do manually by generating reports and looking at things like certain medications that were given intravenously that could be changed to oral therapy, we instead were able to have it filter through and look at whether or not the patient was on other oral medications, maybe was eating, those types of things that would let us get in tune to the changes that we could make more quickly.
It really drives our work flow. We have the alerts, that’s part of it. Another piece, is certainly our antimicrobial stewardship work. We utilize the antimicrobial stewardship list, and it’s really nice to be able to focus in on which patients need to be seen that are stewardship patients and then actually to be able to check them off and note when we’ve done the follow-up or when we’ve made the needed interventions. So things like drug-bug mismatches, being able to de-escalate therapy when we have those final culture results in, things like that.
I’ve been a real proponent of VigiLanz. I mean I always feel very comfortable in recommending it to other healthcare systems and I feel really lucky that we have this available to us because there certainly are a lot of people that want it and have not been able to justify it in the right way maybe to their administration.
Certainly the information that you put in more than represents what you can get out of it and the benefit it can add. You can get to so much more than you can utilizing manual reporting. So you do work smarter, you can get too many more things, and therefore you use your resources more wisely. It’s been really beneficial to us.
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