Lincolnshire-based Zebra Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Kit Check, a provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, that will integrate devices used in Kit Check's solution into Zebra's Zatar platform.
Zebra's Zatar is a new cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform that provides collection, control, and management of thousands to millions of devices, while Kit Check helps hospitals automate pharmacy kit restocking and verification processes using Radio Frequency Identification technology.
Both solutions leverage cloud-based platforms that extend monitoring, service and support capabilities.
"Hospital pharmacies are rapidly adopting Kit Check and we are always on the lookout for new technologies that enhance customer service. With Zatar, Kit Check has a new tool to remotely access and manage hospital-based devices and further enhance uptime and service levels," said Kevin MacDonald, CEO of Kit Check. "Hospitals are under mounting pressure to improve patient safety and reduce cost while accurately processing pharmacy kits in high volume. This partnership offers additional flexibility and scalability as kit processing volumes increase."
Phil Gerskovich, senior vice president of new growth platforms for Zebra Technologies, said the Zatar platform will provide "a simple and powerful IoT solution that is easy for organizations of any size to implement and operate, even as more devices and collaborators are added to the platform.
"We are excited to partner with Kit Check to make it easy for hospitals to take advantage of IoT opportunities and address tasks that are extremely time consuming and error prone," Gerskovich said.
Kit Check solution is currently used in over 45 hospitals where it assists in the management and monitoring of medications.