ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kit Check(TM) (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 CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops industry-leading technologies including Alaris(®) infusion pumps and IV sets, MaxPlus(®) and MaxZero((TM)) IV connectors and sets, Pyxis(®) automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA(®), LTV(®) series and AirLife(® )ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep(®) products, MedMined(®) services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller(®) surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 16,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.
About Kit Check(TM)
Kit Check(TM) is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing and medication tracking software. Since 2012, Kit Check(TM) 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(TM) 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.
Troy Kirkpatrick (Media)