50 Hospitals Adopt Bluesight for Controlled Substances to Reconcile Discrepancies Faster, Implement 100% Audit and Close the Diversion Gap

Ramsey ChambersBlog

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 hospital automated auditing solution in the first half of 2018, we started to make … Read More

Kit Check Hospital Users Surpass 50 Million Medications Tracked

Kevin MacDonaldBlog

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

Video: How to Close the Diversion Gap

Bret KinsellaBlog

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

ZDNet Interviews Kevin MacDonald On Using AI to Prevent Opioid Diversion

Ava MutchlerBlog

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

Video Explainer – Using a Decentralized Workflow for Anesthesia Kit and ADC Restocking

Doug ZurawskiBlog

  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

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VIDEO Explainer – Automating Anesthesia Restocking with a Centralized Workflow

Doug ZurawskiBlog

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

Kit Check Announces New Detail Tags

Jenny HarlettBlog

We have exciting news for Kit Check customers using our detailed tags! We have redesigned these tags to make them easier to apply to your medication packaging. The new tags do not need to be folded, so applying them is much faster—just peel and stick. The tags also feature a wider adhesive “tail” that wraps around vials more securely. The … Read More

ZDNet Video Interview: How machine learning and AI can help detect opioid theft

Ava MutchlerBlog

The misuse and addiction of opioids has sparked a crisis across the United States, including those on the front lines: hospital administrators. Tonya Hall of ZDNet sat down with Kit Check’s Chief Product and Engineering officer Cameron Ferroni to discuss how the company’s latest product offering, Bluesight for Controlled Substances, is using AI and machine learning to help hospital leadership … Read More

Venture Beat: Kit Check Launches AI to Catch Hospital Staff Stealing Drugs

Ava MutchlerBlog

Yesterday, Kit Check announced the launch of a new feature for Bluesight for Controlled Substances, the Individual Risk Identification Score (IRIS). Venture Beat covered the announcement as IRIS uses artificial intelligence to predict which employees pose the highest risk for controlled substance theft. Kit Check CEO Kevin MacDonald commented in the article, “The technology calculates how unusual one’s behavior is … Read More

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Kit Check Closes the Diversion Gap with Launch of Bluesight IRIS and Reveals Which Hospital Employees Exhibit Behaviors Consistent with Controlled Substance Theft

Ava MutchlerPress Release

Leading Automated Medication Solutions Provider for Hospital Pharmacies Leverages Machine Learning to Enhance Diversion Identification and Curb Opioid Misuse in Hospitals WASHINGTON (October 1, 2018) – Kit Check, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced the addition of Individual Risk Identification Score (IRIS) to its keystone medication diversion platform. The latest feature of Kit Check’s Bluesight … Read More

Identifying Diversion by Location — A Practical Application of Machine Learning

Doug ZurawskiBlog

In the day-to-day battle against drug diversion, most solutions look at the data to find statistical outliers. Often the focus is on clinicians who may be logging more transactions than their peers, or on medications that are administered in unusual amounts or that go missing. We can call this the “Who” and the “What.” But we really have to look … Read More

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Closes Gap in Medication Diversion Controls with Bluesight for Controlled Substances

Hannah ByamBlog

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia is not unlike most hospitals in the United States. Preventing medication diversion was a clear priority, but identifying incidents was like finding a needle in a haystack.   Moving from Manual to ADCs Created a Data Gap CHKD had a manual, paper-based controlled substance auditing process and a full-time pharmacist dedicated … Read More