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
Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ (PP&P) annual survey of hospitals found that 71% of all hospitals that have implemented Medication Tray Management chose Kit Check. The next closest competitor claimed only 15% market share followed by a few others in the single digits. I am not surprised at this overwhelming support by hospital pharmacists. I was a director of hospital pharmacy … Read More
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.