Washington, DC — Kit Check™ (https://kitcheck.com), the leading provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced that its customers through December 2013 have tagged and tracked over 850,000 medications with RFID and its cloud-based software solution. The solution has eliminated 10 million item checks that were previously done manually. This has saved Kit Check users over 25 man-years of unproductive labor. The time savings include 25,000 pharmacist hours that are now being applied to clinical care instead of administrative tasks.
“Kit Check system usage grew by over ten times in 2013. We started the year with just two hospital customers, 11,500 pharmacy kits processed and 77,000 medications tracked. We concluded 2013 with 43 hospitals, 133,500 pharmacy kits processed and 850,000 medications tracked. We are now signing up several new hospitals each month and existing users are expanding Kit Check utilization. I am most proud that we are eliminating manual tasks that allow pharmacists to spend more time on clinical work,” commented Kit Check CEO Kevin MacDonald.
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Hospital Pharmacy Kits
Pharmacy kits are used throughout hospitals for critical care procedures including operating room anesthesia, crash carts, pediatric emergency, labor and delivery and many others. The kits contain up to 200 medications each. Kit Check’s solution eliminates a decades-old manual process of hospital pharmacy kit replenishment and expiration verification.
After a hospital pharmacy kit is used for patient care by medical staff, it is returned to the pharmacy so consumed medications may be replaced. A pharmacy technician must determine what items are missing and handle each individual medication manually to ensure it is not nearing expiration. After expiring items are removed and medications restocked, a pharmacist must double-check the accuracy of kit contents.
By adding RFID tags to medications, a Kit Check scanning station can count and validate each item automatically. Instead of 30 minutes of manual labor, RFID combined with Kit Check’s cloud-based software enables these processes to be completed in about three minutes.
About Kit Check™
Kit Check™ is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing. Since launching in 2012, Kit Check™ has focused on replacing time consuming and error prone manual processes in the hospital pharmacy with faster and safer automation technologies driven by a scalable cloud software platform. Kit Check™ is headquartered in Washington, DC and serves hospitals throughout the United States. For more information please contact Kit Check™ by email at PR@kitcheck.com or call at (786) 548-2432 ext. 5.