ASHP Mid-Year kicks off on Sunday. As the biggest hospital pharmacy event of the year, it is always a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies and catch up with old friends. As usual, we have lots of new innovations and success stories to share so be sure to work these key activities into your itinerary.
During a recent deployment of Kit Check, the pharmacy staff and Kit Check deployment manager were surprised when the system alerted them to the presence of a recalled drug before they were even done with the implementation. This particular recall was issued months before the Kit Check implementation which means whatever processes the hospital had in place for dealing with recalls had failed. As I reflected on this incident, I began to fully appreciate the monumental challenge hospital pharmacies face when it comes to recalls.
I spend a lot of time with Directors of Pharmacy across the country and hear from them the long list of projects and objectives that they have on the calendar to complete. Recently we helped a midwestern teaching hospital to free up staff and money to help get their top priorities over the finish line.
Pharmacies are faced with increasing pressure to do more with limited budgets, particularly in reducing overall drug spend. Given its complexity, the OR remains one of biggest challenges for hospital pharmacies for tracking the distribution and use of medications, and continues to be a leaky bucket for Pharmacy in terms of time, inventory and budget.
We at Kit Check are proud to celebrate the release of our Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report for the third year in a row. In case you missed it, this report is our summary of key findings and takeaways from a survey of hospital pharmacy leaders from over 1000 hospitals. Conducting this survey for three years has allowed us to obtain valuable … Read More