by Doug Zurawski, May 25, 2017
Pharmacy leader strategies for balancing competing priorities
I spend a lot of time with Directors of Pharmacy across the country and hear from them the long list of projects and objectives that they have on the calendar to complete. Recently we helped a midwestern teaching hospital to free up staff and money to help get their top priorities over the finish line.
by Ramsey Chambers, May 16, 2017
Ransomware, hospital pharmacy automation and the benefits of true cloud software
Over the weekend, organizations around the world were stopped in their tracks due to the ransomware “”wannacry.” Because the stakes are so high when it comes to delivering critical care to patients, healthcare organizations, in particular, are prime targets for cyber criminals. In response, hospitals are more frequently turning to true cloud applications.
by Hannah Byam, May 12, 2017
Increasing scrutiny for hospital pharmacies over management and use of controlled substance inventory
As the opioid epidemic continues to make headlines, hospitals are facing increasing pressure to detect and prevent controlled substance diversion. In response, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released guidelines on developing a comprehensive diversion prevention program which builds upon similar publications by the CDC, DEA and The Joint Commission. Given the risks, hospitals should heed these guidelines to ensure they have the safeguards in place to avoid similar incidents that have plagued the headlines.
by Kevin MacDonald, May 04, 2017
by Kevin MacDonald, April 25, 2017
Horses, Jockeys, Trainers, OR Med Management & HCP Spring 17
Most of you don’t know that my software career started at a racetrack where I created a solution to help a racetrack focus their customer loyalty efforts. As a result, I have an affinity for the sport and with the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, I couldn’t resist the temptation to draw an analogy […]
by Doug Zurawski, April 20, 2017
Patient Safety, Cultures of Quality Documentation and Software Usability
I recently read this article by EHR Intelligence (@EHRIntel) that talks about how health IT systems are partly responsible for medication errors. Although I agree with most of the conclusions of the article, it doesn’t go far enough to articulate the need for cultural changes within the hospital as well as a larger focus on usability on the part of vendors.
by Nathalie Celcis, April 12, 2017
2017 Anesthesia Med Tracking Survey Infographic
In case you missed it, Kit Check recently released the results of our annual Anesthesia Medication Tracking Survey. This survey focuses on the pain points in anesthesia medication tracking, wasting, and discrepancy reconciliation. For those of you looking for a more visual summary of our findings, we made this easy to read infographic that outlines a few key takeaways.
by Ramsey Chambers, April 05, 2017
by Nathalie Celcis, March 30, 2017
Anesthesia Med Tracking Survey
Last month, we surveyed Kit Check customers about key pain points in anesthesia medication tracking, wasting, and discrepancy reconciliation. Over 100 hospital pharmacy leaders shared their insights and the results are in!
by Nicole Wells, March 23, 2017
Reward Yourself with Kit Check!
We here at Kit Check believe that you deserve to be rewarded for the hard work you do everyday in the pharmacy. Kit Check has many features that will help you save time and money while also preventing kit errors.