Huzefa Raja, PharmD, OR supervisor at Edward Hospital, has always been a forward-thinking leader in the Kit Check community. Recently he shared some of the work he and his team have done to optimize their anesthesia trays to reduce waste and improve provider efficiency.
Change is difficult. Changing the way you eat, work out or sleep is tough to implement, stick to and internalize. So too is change in a hospital pharmacy, with so many moving parts and an expectation to operate efficiently, 24 hours a day. Consider these 3 factors when choosing your next technology solution to ensure your next implementation is a success.
Robert Eastin, Pharm.D. and Director of Central Pharmacy and Shared Services for Scripps Health, discussed the time savings benefits of Kit Check in last week’s video interview. Pharmacy kit restocking time decreased from over 20 minutes per kit to just 6 minutes after implementing Kit Check. But increased efficiency was just one of the benefits the hospital experienced. The solution … 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
CaroMont Health became the first hospital in North Carolina to adopt Kit Check for hospital pharmacy kit processing. CaroMont installed Kit Check? in mid May and after 10 weeks of operation has already tagged and tracked more than 10,000 medications used in 206 emergency pharmacy kits. “Using Kit Check has created tremendous efficiency in our pharmacy kit processing. We have cut kit replenishment time by more than 90%,? said Mike Molby, Director of Pharmacy Services for CaroMont.