Asante auditing software now detects drug diversion
Two years after implementing FairWarning, an automated auditing system that detects inappropriate access to electronic medical records, Asante has added a new feature in that software that can spot drug diversions.
By pulling information from multiple sources and using some artificial intellience, FairWarning can monitor the activities of a user and detect unusual behaviors. This software is managed by Asante’s Pharmacy Informatics team.
Preventing and identifying drug diversion is the responsibility of every member of the health care team. Some signs of drug diversion are unexpected absences, frequent emergencies or trips to the bathroom, abnormal wasting workflows, physical signs of slurred speech, tremors, and sweating, and behavior changes in exhibiting anxiety, fatigue and inappropriate outbursts.
Concerns should be reported to the department manager, pharmacy manager or through a peer report to the manager for evaluation and potential investigation. You can also report anonymously by calling
(866) 340-7788 or filing a Compliance Incident Report. All reports are taken seriously.
If you or a loved one is struggling with the use of alcohol or drugs, Asante has support systems in place to help. The Employee Assistance Program provides employees, spouses and dependents counseling and substance abuse resources. The EAP can be reached at (866) 750-1327 or through Reliant Behavioral Health using the access code Asante.
A national substance abuse helpline provides 24-hour free confidential treatment referral and information. Lastly, professional associations such as medical, pharmacy and nursing, can provide resources.
Learn more about diversion and Asante’s drug policies: