TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 — Kit Check™ (https://kitcheck.com), the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software, today announced that its cloud-based software solution is now available to Canadian hospitals. Kit Check made the announcement in Toronto, ON where its solutions are being featured in the Health Achieve Conference’s New Product Showcase.
Serving over 100 hospitals, Kit Check has become the industry standard for automated pharmacy kit processing in the United States and received numerous requests from Canadian hospitals for the solution. Kit Check customized its software to accommodate several Canadian pharmacy formulary needs, including association of medication names with the Drug Information Number (DIN). All of the drugs that Canadian pharmacies buy today are pre-loaded in the system and categorized by the appropriate DIN so converting medications for pharmacy kit restocking automation is a simple process that aligns with current practices. Kit Check is now available for use throughout Canada.
“Kit Check is focused on developing medication tracking technologies that help pharmacies improve operational efficiency and patient safety. Hospitals have reported 72-90% time savings in pharmacy kit restocking and more than 99.5% improvement in medication stocking accuracy using Kit Check. Based on a continuous flow of international inquiries, it is clear these needs exist in pharmacies outside the United States and we are happy to now serve Canadian hospitals,” said Kit Check Vice President of Sales Doug Zurawski, PharmD.
About 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 that consumed medications may be replaced. Historically, a pharmacy technician would determine what items are missing and handle each individual medication manually to ensure it is not nearing expiration. After expiring items were removed and medications restocked, a pharmacist would then 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 just 3 minutes, generating a 90% time savings and higher accuracy.
About Kit Check™
Kit Check™ is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software. Since 2012, Kit Check™ has focused on replacing time consuming and error prone manual processes in hospital medication handling with faster and safer automation technologies driven by a scalable cloud software platform. Kit Check™ is headquartered in Washington, DC and serves over 100 hospital pharmacies 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.