Hospital Patient Safety Report: Opioid Stewardship

To better understand the state of hospital patient safety and the biggest opportunities for improvement, VigiLanz commissioned Sage Growth Partners, a healthcare consultancy, to conduct an independent survey of 100 hospital and health system leaders in February 2020.

View the full report here.

This infographic highlights some the most noteworthy opioid stewardship-related survey findings. The infographic reveals:

  • How hospital leaders rate their opioid stewardship efforts
  • Where opioid stewardship falls on their list of top safety priorities
  • How they are using technology to support their efforts

VigiLanz Supports Opioid Stewardship Initiatives at Houston Methodist

Hospitals Fight Back Against the Opioid Epidemic With VigiLanz

The opioid epidemic is one of the most challenging safety problems hospitals face, and VigiLanz is helping address it. The technology alerts physicians and pharmacists if a safety issue arises, such as if a patient is prescribed multiple opioids or has been taking an opioid longer than recommended.

Houston Methodist hospital is using VigiLanz to identify duplicate opioid orders and high use areas. In a recent study, the hospital found that opioid alerts triggered by VigiLanz led to the discontinuation of one or more opioids 53% of the time.