Kit Check Adds Medication Shortage Management Features To Improve Pharmacy Kit Processing Efficiency
Washington, DC – August 6, 2014 – Kit Check™ (, the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced new shortage management features for medications used in hospital pharmacy kits. The recent increase in medication shortages has added time and complexity to managing hospital pharmacy kits. The new features allow users to pre-assign alternate fill designations to reflect changes in medication availability. These complement existing features such as real-time updates to kit masters and the ability to quickly locate kit medications on shortage.
“Kit Check has three primary features to help pharmacists address the growing medication shortage issue. You can change pharmacy kit inventory master lists in real-time to address changes in medication availability. You can also run reports to know instantly which kits contain medications on shortage and where they are located, so pharmacists can efficiently reallocate as needed. With the new release, you can now pre-assign alternate fill options in advance. This means Kit Check software will look for both the standard and alternate fill options during the five-second RFID scan and validate kits as complete if either is present. At a time when alternative container sizes and substitutes are a daily necessity, this significantly reduces the hassle of medication shortage management,” said Kit Check Director of Product Management and Delivery Nick Petersen.
Kit Check Chief Technology Officer Colin deSa added, “the pharmacy kit shortage management features are available to all Kit Check users today. Because Kit Check provides a cloud software platform, we can rapidly make new features available to all customers simultaneously. Shortage management was a high priority request from several Kit Check users and we were glad we could push it out quickly to meet the growing need.”
About Kit Check’s Alternate Fill Feature
Pre-assigning alternate fill options for hospital pharmacy kits can streamline restocking when supply availability fluctuates for specific medications. For example, you may have a medication category that normally includes a quantity of one vial at 50 ml. As a result of shortages, you may decide to accept two 30 ml vials in exchange for the 50 ml vial. The software would allow you to restock the kit with either two 30 ml vials or one of the 50 ml. The solution also supports using different charge codes or substitutes as the alternate.
About Kit Check™
Kit Check™ is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software. Since 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 and RFID. Kit Check is headquartered in Washington, DC and serves hospitals throughout the United States. For more information please contact Kit Check™ by email at PR or call at (786) 548-2432 ext. 5.