Solution Provides Safe Medicine Supply Chains in Hospitals Through RFID
Schreiner MediPharm and Kit Check Offer Automated Medication Management for Hospitals
Error-free medication management in hospitals can save lives. Medicines equipped with RFID-Labels can be tracked from the hospital pharmacy to bedside dispensing with availability ensured – but only if the RFID-Label and tracking system are sufficiently synced. The new partnership between pharma label specialist Schreiner MediPharm and Kit Check, a US-based provider of RFID tracking software and hardware, ensures this compatibility.
For example, using the joint solution, a large number of syringes and vials equipped with Schreiner MediPharm’s RFID-Labels can automatically be scanned by a Kit Check scanning station to identify batch numbers and expiration dates. Subsequently, an inventory report is generated that shows any missing or expiring medications. This not only saves hospital staff significant time but, above all, reduces the risk of medication errors and contributes to patient safety.
Compatible and high-performing RFID-Labels are a prerequisite for Kit Check’s viable 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 is awarded the “Works with Kit Check” trust mark as a certified manufacturer.
Stefan Wiedemann, Senior Director Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Schreiner MediPharm, explains the reasons for the cooperative partnership: “Kit Check’s innovative tracking software and hardware based on RFID is an ideal fit for our portfolio of smart label-integrated RFID solutions. The special design of our customized, highly robust labels ensures reliable readability via the Kit Check systems, thus enabling a safe and efficient supply chain in hospitals.”
Tim Kress-Spatz, co-founder of Kit Check, also welcomes the cooperation: “We know that Schreiner MediPharm has a track record of bringing unique innovations to market in the pharmaceutical space, including functional labels with integrated hangers, tamper-evident features and tactile security elements. 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. Our solutions blend powerful machine learning and advanced tracking technology to streamline medication inventory, workflow, and auditing processes, and help hospital pharmacies cut costs, reduce risk, and get more done. To date, our more than 500 U.S. and Canadian hospital partners have tracked more than 100 million medications using Kit Check’s RFID product. More information about Kit Check and our software solutions can be found at kitcheck.com.
For further information, contact:
Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of
Schreiner Group LP
300 Corporate Drive, Suite 10
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Phone (845) 848-9000
Fax (845) 848-9041