Medication Tracking

The Digitized Hospital Pharmacy

Smooth and error-free medication management in hospitals can save lives. Medicines equipped with RFID-Labels assist staff in frequently hectic daily healthcare settings. From the hospital pharmacy to bedside dispensing, inventories can be monitored, and availability and patient safety efficiently ensured. However, this presupposes that the RFID-Label and tracking software and hardware are perfectly matched. In the U.S. company Kit Check, Schreiner MediPharm has found a suitable partner for this purpose.

Under the name of “Works with Kit Check,” Kit Check based in Washington, D. C. offers a special program that connects the individual elements of managing the pharmaceutical product workflow and thus makes them smart. As a result, hospital pharmacies can track their entire inventory and usage of medications, and manage workflow by means of intelligent software. For instance, a large number of syringes and vials equipped with RFID-Labels can automatically be scanned by a Kit Check scanning station to identify their batch numbers and expiration dates. Subsequently, an inventory report is automatically generated that shows which medication is missing or expiring. This not only saves hospital staff a lot of time but, above all, reduces the risk of medication errors.

Compatible and high-performing RFID-Labels are an essential component of Kit Check’s RFID solutions. To ensure compatibility and performance, the company reviews the label manufacturer’s technical capabilities and compliance with Kit Check's standards around certified inlays, EPC (Electronic Product Code) standards, serialization activities, and quality processes. If found to match Kit Check’s requirements, the supplier—like Schreiner MediPharm—is awarded the “Works with Kit Check” trust mark as a certified manufacturer.

Kit Check’s innovative RFID-based tracking software and hardware is an ideal fit for Schreiner MediPharm’s portfolio of smart label-integrated RFID solutions. The special design of the customized, highly robust labels ensures reliable readability via the Kit Check systems, thus enabling a safe and efficient supply chain in hospitals.

“We know that Schreiner MediPharm has a track record of bringing unique innovations to market in the pharmaceutical space, including integrated hangers, tamper-evident features and tactile security elements,” says Tim Kress-Spatz, co-founder of Kit Check. “We are excited to see the joint innovations that we are going to launch through this partnership.”

About Kit Check

Kit Check is the leading provider of automated medication management solutions for hospital pharmacies. The solutions blend powerful machine learning and advanced tracking technology to streamline medication inventory, workflow, and auditing processes, and help hospital pharmacies cut costs, reduce risks and get more done. To date, more than 500 U.S. and Canadian hospital partners have tracked more than 100 million medications using Kit Check’s RFID product.