CareFusion And Kit Check To Help Providers Save Time And Improve Medication Safety From The Pharmacy To The OR

Dec 8, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Kit Check (kitcheck.com), the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software, and CareFusion (carefusion.com), the health care industry leader in medication dispensing, inventory management and medication administration, today announced the companies will partner by connecting their hardware, software and RFID solutions to offer improved efficiency and accuracy in medication handling from pharmacy dispensing to OR point of use. The announcement was made at the 49th annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) held this week at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Pyxis® technologies from CareFusion provide a wide variety of health care solutions for enterprise-wide medication management ranging from Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADC) to Anesthesia Workstations and the Pyxis Pharmogistics® inventory management software. Kit Check provides an RFID-based pharmacy kit restocking and management solution and the Anesthesia Check software solution to manage and track OR medications down to the administered, wasted and returned dose level. Incorporating Kit Check and Anesthesia Check into the CareFusion SmartWorks platform will offer end-to-end medication lifecycle visibility and process automation for pharmacists and anesthesia providers.

Some examples of how Kit Check and Anesthesia Check may support the CareFusion SmartWorks platform and Pyxis technologies include:

    • Pharmacy kit inventory integrated into Pyxis Pharmogistics inventory management system
    • RFID tagged pharmacy kit medications used with Pyxis® Anesthesia ES Systems and ADCs
    • Automated ASA-compliant syringe labeling with embedded RFID tracking from Anesthesia Check used in concert with the Pyxis Anesthesia ES System
    • Automated OR drug administration and waste documentation captured in Anesthesia Check and the Pyxis Anesthesia ES System

"Pharmacists and anesthesia providers are under constant pressure to save time and improve patient safety," said Rusty Frantz, senior vice president and general manager, Dispensing Technologies for CareFusion. "From pharmacy kits to OR syringes, Kit Check has become the leader in RFID-based hospital medication tracking. Those capabilities complement Pyxis products for system-wide inventory management, medication dispensing and anesthesia automation. By collaborating with Kit Check, Pyxis dispensing customers across thousands of hospitals can further improve efficiency and accuracy while enhancing medication visibility throughout the hospital and integrated delivery network."

Kit Check CEO and Co-founder Kevin MacDonald commented, "Many Kit Check users rely on Pyxis solutions for their medication management and anesthesia workstations. Combining these capabilities with Kit Check's RFID-based pharmacy kit restocking, medication tracking and anesthesia syringe management solutions will give pharmacy directors full medication lifecycle visibility for the first time. The combined solutions can also save time and improve process accuracy for pharmacy and anesthesia healthcare professionals."

About BD

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes. The company partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD has more than 45,000 associates across 50 countries who work in close collaboration with customers and partners to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health. 

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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 hospital medication handling with faster and safer automation technologies driven by a scalable cloud software platform. Kit Check is headquartered in Washington, DC and serves hospitals throughout the United States.

Pyxis, Pyxis Pharmogistics, Pyxis Anesthesia ES Systems, CareFusion and the CareFusion logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CareFusion Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

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