Leading healthcare IT analyst firm KLAS today published its inaugural drug diversion monitoring solution report. We are thrilled to announce that Bluesight for Controlled Substances received top marks, earning a rating of 93.2* out of 100! KLAS’s “Drug Diversion Monitoring 2019, An Early Look at Emerging Vs. Established Technology” highlights hospitals and health systems’ need for drug diversion monitoring technology, … Read More
From day one, Kit Check has been committed to making pharmacy-first product innovations. Our flagship RFID medication management system was born out of a dinner conversation Kit Check CEO and co-founder Kevin MacDonald had with a pharmacist friend. Since then, we have been designing products based on interactions with pharmacy and healthcare professionals every day. We have four pharmacists on … Read More
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest feature for the Bluesight for Controlled Substances (BCS) medication tracking and diversion risk detection platform: Investigation Portfolios. Designed to support ASHP investigation guidelines, the Investigations Portfolio dashboard allows hospital diversion teams to collaborate with each other throughout the process, ensuring thorough, unbiased investigations and adherence to established procedures. Many hospitals … Read More
We are thrilled to announce our commercial and supply agreement with Sandoz that will allow Sandoz generic injectable products to operate out of the box in any Kit Check customer site without any additional labor. Kit Check and Sandoz will provide a complete solution for manufacturers and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) that want to implement RFID tagging in facilities that … Read More
Last December we were thrilled to announce “Works with Kit Check” – a program that certifies hospital solutions that are compatible with Kit Check’s pharmacy kit management software. Since the original announcement, we have seen tremendous interest throughout the pharmacy community. Now, we are looking to expand the reach and diversity of the program so more organizations receive this certification … Read More
Kit Check’s Clinical Solutions Specialist AJ Rivosecchi, Pharm.D., recently held a webinar to discuss what we call the diversion gap—the space between controlled substance dispense activity and documentation where inventory can go missing. Hosted by IHFDA, the webinar covers key findings from our 2018 Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report, especially as they relate to the opioid crisis. AJ discusses the need … Read More
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 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
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
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.