With about half of their 48 operating rooms using pharmacy kits, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts was using kits faster than they could restock them. Manually restocking the kits at that pace caused a crush of work load for both pharmacists and technicians, leaving concerns about kit inventory accuracy. According to Nicole Mascolo, a pharmacist at Brigham and Women’s, … Read More
Nicole Mascolo has served as a pharmacist for three years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a 793 bed general medical and surgical facility in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to becoming a registered pharmacist, Mascolo worked there four years as a pharmacy technician while earning her Pharm.D at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University. What is the biggest challenge you … Read More
For the third year in a row, Kit Check’s pharmacy kit automation solution took center stage at ASHP’s Midyear meeting held each December. Today, the University of Michigan will present a management case study at 2:30pm. I encourage you to attend if you are in New Orleans. Yesterday, it was the 425-bed St. Rita’s Medical Center of the MercyHealth system … Read More
The recent issue of INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy, The University of Minnesota’s peer-reviewed pharmacy journal, includes the results of a time and motion study of three hospitals using Kit Check’s pharmacy kit automation solution. The study compared the common manual kit restocking process with Kit Check’s automated process and the conclusions mirror the strong benefits we have seen in previous analyses. … Read More
Several recent ASHP events have included posters analyzing the impact Kit Check has on pharmacy kit restocking. Three focused on the results from a single hospital. Another recent poster showed the conclusions of a time and motion study comparing Kit Check to manual pharmacy kit restocking at three additional hospitals. The results were similar to the previous posters. The average … Read More
Kit Check today announced a $12 million Series B funding round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures that included previous investors New Leaf Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, Easton Capital Investment Group, and Lionbird, along with new investor Rex Health Ventures. The announcement follows Kit Check’s addition of 101 new hospital customers in 2014 and a total of 3.6 million medications tracked.
For the third consecutive ASHP meeting the implementation of Kit Check was featured by a prominent healthcare system during poster presentations. While the 2013 ASHP Midyear meeting included a study by the University of Maryland Medical Center illustrating how Kit Check helped a large hospital decrease tray processing time by 75% and kit errors by 99.5%, the 2014 Midyear shone … Read More
Kit Check today launched its pharmacy kit processing automation solution for Canadian Hospitals. Already serving more than 100 hospitals in the United States, Kit Check has received numerous inquiries from Canadian pharmacy directors looking to streamline operations and has updated the solution to meet country-specific requirements.