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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.

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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.

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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.

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by Kevin MacDonald, May 04, 2017

HCP Spring 2017 Wrap Up: Anesthesia Medication Management

We just wrapped up our participation at Health Connect Partners (HCP) Spring 2017 in Los Angeles. Watch Kevin’s presentation covering the challenges hospital pharmacies face when it comes to anesthesia medication management.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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by Ramsey Chambers, April 05, 2017

5 Years of Kit Check Helping Hospital Pharmacies Become Faster, Safer and More Efficient

Five years ago we went live at our first hospital. Since then we’ve been helping more than 350 hospital pharmacies increase their staff productivity, reduce their drug spend and increase accuracy and compliance. In honor of our birthday, this infographic shows just how far we’ve come.

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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!

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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.

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