Kit Check Customers Tag and Track 500,000 Medications with RFID and Save 35,000 Man Hours

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Kit Check’s hospital customers have tagged and tracked 500,000 medications with RFID in just 15 months and saved an estimated 35,000 man hours of unproductive manual processing. That includes 15,000 hours that pharmacists are now dedicating to clinical patient care instead of logging medications manually.

Kit Check customers have added RFID Tags to over 500,000 medication vials

RFID Tags on Medication Vials

Combining cloud-based software with RFID has not only saved time and cost, but also proven to be a scalable solution for our customers.

Kit Check™ (http://kitcheck.com), the leading provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced that its customers through August 2013 have tagged and tracked over 500,000 medications with RFID and its cloud-based software solution. Transforming the manual process of hospital pharmacy kit checking into an automated solution has already saved Kit Check hospitals an estimated 35,000 man-hours. This savings includes 15,000 pharmacist hours that were shifted from manual medication recording processes to improving patient clinical care outcomes.

“The Kit Check team is proud we have helped hospitals save 35,000 man hours of manual effort that can be applied to patient care and cost reduction. Combining cloud-based software with RFID has not only saved time and cost, but also proven to be a scalable solution for our customers. Kit Check users processed over 80,000 hospital pharmacy kits in just 15 months including 12,000 in August alone. We now have 21 hospitals using Kit Check and expect these new sites to drive savings even more quickly,” said Kevin MacDonald, CEO of Kit Check™.

About Hospital Pharmacy Kits
Pharmacy kits are used throughout hospitals for critical care procedures including operating room anesthesia, crash carts, pediatric emergency, labor and delivery and many others. The kits contain up to 200 medications each. Kit Check’s solution eliminates a decades-old manual process of hospital pharmacy kit replenishment and expiration verification.

After a hospital pharmacy kit is used for patient care by medical staff, it is returned to the pharmacy so consumed medications may be replaced. A pharmacy technician must determine what items are missing and handle each individual medication manually to ensure it is not nearing expiration. After expiring items are removed and medications restocked, a pharmacist must double-check the accuracy of kit contents.

By adding RFID tags to medications, a Kit Check scanning station can count and validate each item automatically. Instead of 30 minutes of manual labor, RFID combined with Kit Check’s cloud-based software enables these processes to take place in seconds.

About Kit Check™
Kit Check™ is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing. Since launching in 2012, Kit Check™ has focused on replacing time consuming and error prone manual processes in the hospital pharmacy with faster and safer automation technologies driven by a scalable cloud software platform. Kit Check™ is headquartered in Washington, DC and services hospitals throughout the United States.

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