As a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Kevin MacDonald recently penned an article on how AI technology can prevent opioid theft for the website’s Innovation section. In the Forbes article, MacDonald explains the why preventing diversion is a difficult problem for hospitals and how artificial intelligence can help to solve it.
In a recent article, Healthcare Dive highlighted how Kit Check, Amazon, Cleveland Clinic, Optum and others are successfully implementing AI into healthcare solutions to cut costs and improve patient health. The healthcare AI technology market is expected to increase significantly according to market intelligence firm Tractica, reaching more than $34 billion in 2025, compared to just $2.1 billion in 2018. … Read More
Kit Check CEO Kevin MacDonald was recently interviewed by HISTalk and shared some thoughts on where the company started, where it is today, and where it’s headed. “We are approaching 500 hospitals now and growing very quickly. We are thrilled that we’re now tracking more than one new medication every second, but there’s still a lot of room to grow,” commented MacDonald.
Data science has emerged as an ally for hospital directors of pharmacy in the continuous effort to close the “diversion gap”—the space where tracking and controls are incomplete and diverters conceal their activity. Simple math such as standard deviation and averages have proven inadequate in identifying diverters who have become adept at covering their tracks. However, new machine learning algorithms … Read More
Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ (PP&P) annual survey of hospitals found that 71% of all hospitals that have implemented Medication Tray Management chose Kit Check. The next closest competitor claimed only 15% market share followed by a few others in the single digits. I am not surprised at this overwhelming support by hospital pharmacists. I was a director of hospital pharmacy … Read More
The program, which includes nine launch partners, provides assurance of Kit Check compatibility with hospital solutions ANAHEIM, CA (December 3, 2018) – Kit CheckTM, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced “Works with Kit Check ,” a new program that certifies which hospital solutions are compatible with Kit Check’s pharmacy kit management software. The program is designed … Read More
Kit Check introduced Bluesight for Controlled Substances (BCS) in 2017 at ASHP Midyear. At the time, we had three hospitals that were using the solution as development partners. We arrive today at ASHP one year later with more than 50 hospitals using BCS. After refining the solution in the first half of 2018, we started to make it generally available … Read More
In all of 2012, Kit Check hospital users tracked about 77,000 medications. We saw that figure rise to about 780,000 medications in 2013. We viewed ten times growth in one year as confirmation that Kit Check could make a real impact in the industry. Seeing that figure grow another 70 times over five years is simply inspiring. Kit Check users … Read More
Kevin MacDonald, co-founder and CEO of Kit Check, at the Heath Connect Partners fall conference in Chicago discussed the origin of the “Diversion Gap” and how to close it. The “gap” is caused by the fact that systems employed to track controlled substance storage and use in hospitals are not integrated. In addition, no tools exist to adequately identify when anomalies arise … Read More
Over 500 hospitals now use Kit Check’s automated medicated management solution to track medications from the pharmacy to other procedural and emergency areas in the hospital. ZDNet recently interviewed CEO Kevin MacDonald on how on the large amount of data acquired with its first solution led Kit Check to its next solution: Bluesight for Controlled Substances (BCS). “What we kept … Read More
Last week, we walked through the centralized anesthesia restocking process. Today, we have an overview of an alternative approach used by some hospitals — OR restocking using a decentralized strategy. In this workflow, Kit Check automates the restocking process with fully stocked drawer liners that can be replenished in seconds, directly in the OR. Here’s how it works: First, … Read More
Providers need ready access in the OR to medications, including anesthesia. Hospitals often accommodate this by keeping drugs in the room or very close by. While this is efficient for the providers, it can mean limited visibility into inventory levels and expiration dates for pharmacy staff. It also increases the difficulty of tracking waste and managing the continual string of … Read More