Fresenius Kabi and Kit Check Collaborate on RFID Compatibility

Lucas McCannaPress Release

Companies reach agreement for Fresenius Kabi +RFID™ medications to be read by Kit Check systems
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and WASHINGTON, December 9, 2020 – Fresenius Kabi and Kit Check today announced the companies have entered into an agreement under which Fresenius Kabi +RFID™ medications will be read by the Kit Check inventory management solution.  The collaboration signals both companies’ commitment to medication safety and quality patient care across the health care continuum.

“Our partnership with Kit Check will allow hospital pharmacists to have increased visibility into how +RFID medications are being used within their institutions, which will enable them to create a safer, more efficient environment for patients and providers,” said John Ducker, president and CEO of Fresenius Kabi USA. “Fresenius Kabi is committed to supporting such care environments and we are excited to work with another company that shares these values and is working toward a streamlined pharmaceutical supply chain.” 

Kit Check’s medication management solutions enable hospital pharmacists to easily track drugs throughout their facilities and removes the workload associated with expired drugs and recalls. The company is a leader in the radio-frequency identification (RFID) space and currently holds 90 percent of the unit-dose RFID market in U.S. hospitals. By increasing medication visibility across the drug supply chain and providing downstream visibility for hospital pharmacies, Kit Check’s solutions help ensure that the right drug is in the right place at the right time. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Fresenius Kabi as part of our ongoing mission to increase interoperability across the pharmaceutical supply chain,” said Kevin MacDonald, CEO and co-founder of Kit Check. “By tracking the company’s +RFID medications and storing the information in our cloud-based registry, we are reaffirming our commitment to offering the highest level of quality, efficiency and safety through solutions that streamline operations, reduce risk and protect patients, providers and personnel.”

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Fresenius Kabi launched the first of its many planned +RFID medications in September 2020. The medications contain smart labels with embedded, high-performance RFID tags that contain the relevant data that hospitals rely on every day to immediately identify, locate and manage their inventory. 

Both companies will work with Auburn University RFID Lab’s ARC Program to conduct testing for tag performance and quality to comply with the high-performance standards that both companies uphold.

As part of Fresenius Kabi’s collaboration with Kit Check, +RFID medications, beginning with the anesthetic Diprivan® (propofol), will be able to be read in the Kit Check system, allowing customers to access all of the relevant information for reliable product tracking. In 2021, Fresenius Kabi expects to add more than 20 medicines to its +RFID portfolio in the United States. To learn more about +RFID, please visit www.plusRFID.com.

About Fresenius Kabi  

Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.com/us) is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany.  To learn about U.S. career opportunities at Fresenius Kabi, visit us at https://www.fresenius-kabi.com/us/join-us

About Kit Check

Kit Check™ is the leading provider of automated medication tracking and diversion detection solutions for hospital pharmacies in the U.S., bringing visibility, simplicity, and predictability to the complex world of medication supply management. Our groundbreaking Medication Intelligence™ platforms provide item level visibility, workflow simplicity and actionable analytics, empowering stakeholders to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time, every time. To date, our more than 500 U.S. and Canadian hospital partners have tracked more than 120 million medications using Kit Check’s RFID product. Bluesight® for Controlled Substances software is currently in use in more than 100 hospitals including full health system implementations, with more than 15 million cases tracked, and was ranked #1 in the Drug Diversion Monitoring category in the 2019 Best in KLAS report. More information about Kit Check and our software solutions can be found at kitcheck.com

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Contacts:

Jill Gross

Matter Health for Kit Check

kitcheck@matternow.com

978-518-4528

Matt Kuhn

Fresenius Kabi 

matt.kuhn@fresenius-kabi.com

847-220-3033