Nurses Unite: Impacting Change Around the Opioid Epidemic

Jenny HarlettBlog

This week we come together to celebrate the bravery, compassion, and determination of nurses. There are currently more than four million nurses practicing in the United States, and they are some of the most trusted professionals across any industry. Amid today’s opioid epidemic, which has claimed the lives of over 70,000 Americans, the American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes the critical … Read More

Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report Shows Half of All Hospitals Have Experienced Drug Diversion in the Last Six Months and Points to Lack of Visibility, Tools and Resources

Ava MutchlerPress Release

Kit Check, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced the findings of its 2018 Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report, which surveyed pharmacy leaders affiliated with over 1,000 hospitals across the United States. The findings are published on the heels of a recent analysis of 1 million controlled substance cases which was executed utilizing Kit Check’s artificial intelligence solution for drug diversion, Bluesight for Controlled Substances.

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Survey of Hospital Pharmacy Directors Reveals Drug Shortages are Top Issue

Jenny HarlettBlog

Hospital pharmacy directors say drug shortage management was their top challenge in 2018. Other top issues include meeting requirements without increased budget, increasing pharmacy’s role in patient care, and drug diversion events. The fifth annual edition of the Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report (HPOR) captured insights from pharmacy leaders that impact over 1,000 hospitals. Over 75% of the respondents were directors … Read More

Kit Check Announces Strategic Additions to Leadership Team

Ava MutchlerPress Release

Kit Check, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced new appointments to its leadership team to help foster the company’s continuous growth and increase its recognition amongst hospitals across the country. The appointments cement the company’s focus on improving medication management processes within the hospital as well as amplify their continued efforts to decrease drug diversion.

Case Study: UNC Health Care Standardizes and Centralizes Pharmacy Operations for Better Efficiency

Jenny HarlettBlog

UNC Health Care comprises hospitals around the state of North Carolina, all operating around a Shared Services Center (SSC) in Durham. In a continuing effort to consolidate high-volume, non-clinical activities for better efficiency and patient care, UNC looked to Kit Check to help move pharmacy kit replenishment to the SSC. Centralizing this process made sense for a hub-and-spoke setup like … Read More

CEO Kevin MacDonald in Forbes: How AI Can Help Prevent Opioid Theft

Ava MutchlerBlog

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.

Healthcare Dive Highlights How Kit Check, Amazon, Cleveland Clinic, Optum and Others are Using AI to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Ava MutchlerBlog

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

HIStalk Interviews Kit Check CEO Kevin MacDonald

Ava MutchlerBlog

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.

The Data Science Behind Drug Diversion Detection with Bluesight for Controlled Substances

Jenny HarlettBlog

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 controlled substance diverters who have become adept at covering their tracks. However, new machine … Read More

7 out of 10 Hospitals Choose Kit Check Because We Offer More Than a Tag

Doug ZurawskiBlog

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

Kit Check Announces “Works with Kit Check” Certification Program for Hospital Pharmacy Vendors

Ava MutchlerPress Release

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