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ADIoS – Abusable Drugs Investigational Software


ADIoS – Rx-info’s Abusable Drugs Investigational Software – provides NHS Trust Accountable Officers with a robust system for monitoring and reporting on controlled and abusable drugs which is fully compliant with Care Quality Commission requirements.
ADIoS establishes normal usage within each issue point, and raises an alert if there is any abnormal activity. It also provides formatted reports for discussion within a Trust or Local Intelligence Networks, which are archived for future reference.
CD audits can be recorded using the system and mobile devices are fully supported to streamline this process.
Paper-based monitoring systems can be time-consuming to complete and limited in their scope. ADIoS requires around 10 minutes per month to update, providing charts, tables and reports for easy and accurate tracking of individual drugs over time and by hospital, directorate and issue point.
As always, customer support is a key part of the package provided by Rx-info.

ADIoS Case study

One NHS Trust used ADIoS software to review a major acute hospital’s drug usage data. The results highlighted a warning about drug use on a busy intensive care treatment unit. Usage of medicines is of course high in this clinical area but ADIoS identified a significant use of codeine tablets in the unit.

In another ward that might be a more normal result, but in intensive care it’s unusual for drugs to be given by mouth in any quantity. A subsequent investigation then uncovered diversion of codeine.

One Director of Pharmacy reflects on his experience of using ADIoS within the Trust; “With 40,000 transactions of controlled drugs each year, I have found it has enabled me to have a helicopter view of the whole pharmacy operation. Previously, the important detail could easily be lost in the trees below. The software has simply allowed me to see the big trees. Pharmacy has always been very advanced in the way it has used software for stock management systems and storage. This system clearly flags up any problems and allows us to drill down for the detailed information.”

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