News | June 2, 2014
Kit Check Announces New RFID Scanning Station, Little Blue Box is Smaller, Lighter, Provided Free for Users
Las Vegas, NV – June 2, 2014 – Kit Check today announced at the ASHP Annual Meeting the release of a new RFID scanning station which is used to verify hospital pharmacy kits in five seconds and reduce total restocking time from 30 minutes to just 3 minutes. The new scanning station, known as the Little Blue Box, will be provided free of charge to all new and existing Kit Check users.
“The new scanning station is smaller, lighter and has better ergonomics. At Kit Check, we obsess over the details. We wanted our hardware to delight customers as much as our software. So we chose lightweight materials to make the new scanning station easier to move, shrunk the dimensions and even tested a variety of different magnets to ensure the doors make a satisfying ‘thunk’ when closed. Although we are officially announcing two new scanning station sizes, the new materials also allow us to build custom sizes that are smaller or larger based on need,” commented Kit Check Director of Product Management Nick Petersen.
Demonstrations are being conducted this week at the ASHP Annual Meeting in Booth #619 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kit Check also announced the availability of custom-sized scanning stations based on user-requested dimensions, as well as a slightly larger, extended size unit that fits oversized kits. To learn more about Kit Check’s new scanning stations, go to: kitcheck.com/medication-RFID-station
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 that consumed medications may be replaced. Historically, a pharmacy technician would determine what items are missing and handle each individual medication manually to ensure it is not nearing expiration. After expiring items were removed and medications restocked, a pharmacist would then 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 be completed in just 3 minutes, generating a 90% time savings.
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 @kitcheck.com or call at (786) 548-2432 ext. 5.