Kit Check has signed up a number of distribution partners to make the ordering process for RFID tags just as easy as ordering other hospital pharmacy supplies. You can order tags directly from AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, HD Smith, or McKesson if that fits well with your standard purchasing practices. If you would prefer to order directly from Kit Check, that is an option as well. For more information about ordering tags from your preferred healthcare supply distributor, click on the button below.
Group Purchasing Organization Contracts
Intalere (formerly Amerinet), a leading GPO that serves over 3,000 acute care hospitals,now offers Kit Check and Anesthesia Check to its members. Intalere members will receive negotiated pricing on Kit Check’s RFID-based solution that drives efficiency, enhances patient safety, and reduces cost by automating the historically manual pharmacy kit restocking process. Also available to Intalere members through this agreement is Anesthesia Check, which delivers faster ASA and regulatory compliant labeling, provides an automated check at the point of administration, and automates waste sheet reconciliation and recording through AIMS integration.
Hospitals affiliated with MedAssets can now easily purchase Kit Check. MedAssets serves over 4,500 hospitals and is one of the largest GPOs in the United States. Kit Check wants to ensure pharmacists have easy access to our automation solutions. So qualified hospitals can receive Kit Check’s pharmacy kit automation software and hardware free of charge and simply purchase RFID-based medication tags through their MedAssets contract.
The Mid-Atlantic Purchasing Coalition (MAPC) is a Novation VHA SupplyNetworks® purchasing coalition that brings together members to reduce supply chain costs and drive operational efficiencies. MAPC uses Novation’s contract portfolio to obtain better pricing on clinical commodities and clinical preference items. Novation manages nearly $40 billion in supply purchases annually and is committed to providing the lowest price, highest quality supplies through a portfolio of more than 1,000 contracts representing nearly 90% of a hospital’s purchasing needs. Through one of these contracts, MAPC members can now easily purchase the Kit Check solution.
Almost three thousand Premier-affiliated hospitals can now purchase Kit Check with the confidence that comes with a recommendation by one of the nation’s top group purchasing organizations. Qualified hospitals can receive Kit Check’s pharmacy kit automation software and hardware free of charge and simply purchase RFID-based medication tags through their Premier contract. The solution is designed to deliver operational savings while enhancing safety and is already conveniently available through the top three medical supply wholesalers. Now, Premier-affiliated hospitals also have the choice to purchase through a pre-negotiated contract.
The Resource Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Ascension, is an end-to-end resource and supply management organization that provides a portfolio of services to its participants at over 1,900 sites of care. The Ascension Health Resource Group GPO is the first wholly-owned healthcare GPO permitted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). As both an aggregator and consumer of its products and services, The Resource Group is focused on listening to participant’s needs and creating contracts that meet those needs. Resource Group participants can now easily purchase Kit Check through existing contracts.
Kit Check and PharMEDium have partnered to increase safety and efficiency and reduce waste in hospitals. PharMEDium, a part of Amerisource Bergen, is a leading provider of pharmacy-outsourced, ready to use sterile compounded preparations. They serve over 3,000 acute care hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers through their state-of the-art FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facilities. PharMEDium prefilled syringes can be ordered with embedded Kit Check RFID tags, at no extra cost to the customer, to better manage inventory and reconcile controlled substances more efficiently.
Adding RFID tags to vials is easy with Kit Check. It is even easier to have a third-party repackager apply tags for you. Safecor Health already conducts medication repackaging for over 800 hospitals throughout the United States. They can also apply Kit Check RFID tags to medications and ship them to your hospital pharmacy ready for use. After tagging, Safecor has a registered pharmacist check each vial for accuracy before shipment. Safecor has already added RFID tags to hundreds of thousands of medications for Kit Check users, demonstrating the scalability and consistency of its processes.
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. Combining CareFusion’s Pyxis products with Kit Check’s RFID-based pharmacy kit restocking, medication tracking and anesthesia syringe management solutions gives pharmacy directors full medication lifecycle visibility for the first time. The combined solutions also save time and improve process accuracy for pharmacy and anesthesia healthcare professionals.
Kit Check has integrated Tableau’s analytics platform to provide pharmacy managers with easy access to medication and pharmacy kit use data along with the ability to build dashboards and gain additional ROI through proactive management reporting. These features complement Kit Check’s existing operational reports that track expiring medications and assist in shortage and recall management.
Zebra Technologies is a global leader in label printing and RFID encoding solutions. Kit Check installs Zebra printers onsite for each hospital. To date, Zebra printers have been used to add RFID tags on over three million medication vials, proving its reliability in a healthcare setting. Kit Check is also a strategic partner in using Zebra’s new Zatar solution for remotely managing and supporting printers through a cloud-based infrastructure.
Since 1978, Health Care Logistics (HCL) has been an industry leader specializing in hard-to-find items that are needed everyday in hospitals. HCL is an important Kit Check partner and today provides RFID seal tags designed specifically for use with hospital pharmacy kits.
Government Purchasing Vehicles
GSA Advantage!® is the online shopping and ordering system that provides access to thousands of contractors and millions of supplies (products) and services. Federal, State and local government entities can now use GSA Advantage!® to purchase Kit Check’s products and services. They can use the same contract number as the VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) that has been awarded to Kit Check.
Under delegated authority by GSA, the VA manages multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs. With over $10 billion in sales, the VA FSS Service supports the healthcare requirements of the VA and other federal government agencies by providing Federal customers with access to over 1 million state-of-the-art commercial products and services. Kit Check has been awarded a 5 year Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Effective April 1, 2015, VA hospitals can order tags through contract number V797D-50370 or through GSA Advantage.