Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report and Covid-19: Shortages and Diversion Risk are Top Concern

Jenny HarlettBlog

This week Kit Check released the results of our 2019 Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report (HPOR), and annual look at the top issues facing hospital pharmacists. Kit Check Director of Clinical Solutions Jennifer Symon, R.Ph, MBA, FACHE, discusses the results of the survey: Notably, drug diversion detection and prevention remains a top priority. In the current COVID-19 crisis, ensuring staff and … Read More

Using AI to Prevent Diversion, Improve Efficiency, and Ensure Safety

Jenny HarlettBlog

A recent Pharmacy Technology Report article highlighted how Kit Check partner Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters is using our AI-based solution, Bluesight for Controlled Substances to ensure that medications make it to the young patients who need them. CHKD has been using Bluesight for Controlled Substances to track controlled substances and detect diversion risk in its 20 ORs. Bluesight … Read More

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Automating Tray Replenishment for Efficiency and Safety

Jenny HarlettBlog

A recent Pharmacy Purchasing & Products article spotlighted how the UNC Health system found efficiencies in refilling ER trays by automating the process using RFID. In 2018 UNC Health, a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina, began a program to centralize their tray restocking process. In addition to saving time for the staff of … Read More

Kit Check Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report Reveals Over a Third of Hospital Pharmacy Professionals Are Aware of at Least One Colleague Who Has Stolen Controlled Substances

Jenny HarlettPress Release

 Report shows diversion, shortages, and patient safety among top priorities for pharmacy personnel WASHINGTON (APRIL 21) – Kit Check, the leader in automated and intelligent medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced the findings of its 4th annual Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report, which surveyed 237 top hospital pharmacy leadership professionals in the fourth quarter of 2019. The report aimed to … Read More

Diversion Quarterly — Q1 2020

Jenny HarlettBlog

Kit Check is pulling data from its Bluesight™ for Controlled Substances platform on a quarterly basis that will provide insight into the types of diversions and investigations that may be occurring in hospital pharmacies. The following information is as of March 31, 2020. Data was pulled from health systems across the United States. Totals Numbers based on Kit Check’s earliest … Read More

Upholding Ethics in the Face of Crisis

Doug ZurawskiBlog

First of all, I want to take this moment to thank each one of you for upholding the standards of treatment for all in this incredibly trying time. Your work is essential to helping all patients get the care they need and deserve. Pharmacists are in the business of helping others, and as part of that, we have a duty … Read More

Shifting Perceptions of Pharmacists’ Role

Jenny HarlettBlog

It’s all-hands-on-deck time in hospitals across the country—and around the world—as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. So it’s more important than ever that we realize the incredibly important role that pharmacists have in patient care. They are more than just prescribers of drugs. With their expert knowledge of drugs, usage, dosage, interactions, and more, pharmacists play a crucial part in … Read More

Tracking Carts, Trays, Drugs, and Supplies During COVID-19

Jenny HarlettBlog

It seems that every day brings new information about COVID-19 treatment options, testing numbers, and supplies. In this time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to know what is available in your hospital pharmacy inventory, and to be able to restock and deliver supplies as efficiently as possible. Some of our customers are creating Kit Masters for COVID-19 … Read More

Premier Inc. Designates Kit Check as “Essential Business”

Kevin MacDonaldBlog

In this unprecedented time in America, especially in healthcare, we at Kit Check are honored to continue to support our customers. We all know that COVID-19 has already begun to present additional supply chain challenges. With our Medication Intelligence software solutions, we want to ensure that providers can focus more time on patient care, and less time navigating the medication … Read More

Bluesight Med Tracking in the Fight Against COVID-19

Jenny HarlettBlog

Every day brings new information about the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Last week it was  announced that health officials are looking at using hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment option for patients who have tested positive for the virus and are showing symptoms. While the efficacy of the treatment is yet to be determined, it is worth knowing how much … Read More

Webinar Recording: Current Perspectives and Future Trends in Diversion Detection Webinar

Jenny HarlettBlog

Recently we hosted an online symposium around the topic of diversion detection. We were honored to have four fantastic hosts for each one-hour session: “A Comprehensive Drug Diversion Program: Top 10 Critical Components Every Institution Should Have” by Dr. Christopher Fortier, Pharm.D., FASHP, chief pharmacy officer, Boston, MA “Nursing Perspective on Diversion and Role in a Controlled Substance Diversion Program … Read More