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LogicStream Health Offers Early Warning of Drug Shortages to Help Health Systems Manage Through Coronavirus-related Disruptions

MINNEAPOLIS – March 5, 2020LogicStream Health, a leading clinical process improvement and control software provider supporting hundreds of hospitals nationwide and developer of The Drug Shortage App, is offering early warning of drug shortages to hospitals in the United States free of charge as potential disruptions in the supply of drugs looms due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hospitals and health systems can sign up for the free service by sending an email to earlywarning@logicstreamhealth.com and requesting to receive the notifications.

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There have been multiple media reports highlighting potential problems the Coronavirus could cause for hospitals, health systems and patients who depend on life-saving medications. With China being the largest supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), any issues procuring medications from the country could cause long-term effects.

“A key feature of The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™ is an early warning of potential drug shortages,” said Patrick Yoder, PharmD, CEO, LogicStream Health. “The early warning notifications often provide several days advance notice of upcoming shortages so hospitals can address a potential shortage sooner. As good stewards of this information, we’ve decided to offer this service free of charge to any hospital or health system in the United States during this outbreak. By sharing this information, we hope to do our part to keep our country secure during a trying time.”

The Drug Shortage App evaluates the pharmacy supply chain within hospitals to determine when a shortage is likely to occur. The automated system generates email notifications that are sent to customers alerting them of the situation and the potential shortage. Then, using The App, LogicStream Health customers can automatically assess the situation, determine the providers, departments and locations that are driving demand of the medication, understand current inventory levels and calculate an expected out-of-stock date. The App then creates an action plan to help communications and ensure the best possible care is delivered during a shortage.

The offer of advance notification is for a limited time as hospitals and health systems prepare for and work through the current Coronavirus-related shortages. To sign up for the service, contact earlywarning@logicstreamhealth.com.

About LogicStream Health
LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s clinical process control and improvement software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform stands alone in its ability to help customers gain instant insights to improve vital clinical processes and patient care. As a result, customers reduce cost and improve outcomes. The LogicStream Health SaaS platform is ‘must-have’ technology enabling clinical teams to quickly improve clinical processes in near-real-time and is designed for rapid implementation and easy adoption by end-user clinicians, informaticists, data analysts and executive teams. LogicStream Health software today is supporting hundreds of hospitals on a scalable and sustainable technology platform to standardize processes and deliver highly reliable healthcare. For more information, please visit www.LogicStreamHealth.com.

Media Contact:
Tim Morin, LogicStream Health

Tim.morin@logic-stream.net, (612) 408-1437


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