February 27, 2018

As opioid crisis hits healthcare workplaces, here’s how artificial intelligence can help hospitals monitor controlled substances and keep employees safe

In 2014, 3.2 billion prescriptions were ordered during hospital visits, and the majority of those transactions were completed without incident. But, there are an increasing number of individuals that divert medications, most often narcotics, for their own use. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1 in 5 of those abusing prescription medications get them by stealing or purchasing them illegally.

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