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Using a new automated dose assembly machine, Registered Nurse Siv Mao removes a tray of methadone doses that will be dispensed to people with opioid use disorders.  CompDrug made history by being the first opioid treatment program to go live using Zing, which assembles doses automatically.  The innovative machine offers the opportunity to reduce human error, assemble drug doses at a rapid pace, and allow nursing staff to focus on direct patient care.

The first Columbus program to test a new robotic methadone assembly machine

Siv Mao’s wrists ached as he twisted the lids on bottle after bottle of methadone every day at work. He would sit behind a window as patients approached, trying to chat with them and see how they were doing, while also focusing on measuring doses into bottles, printing and sticking labels, heat sealing them, and …

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Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

by Bill Snyder The federal government has renewed its support for a Health Learning System (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares researchers to discover, evaluate, and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and ultimately, the general health of the community. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH The traditional approach to health care …

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