Zebra Technologies and Kit Check Announce Strategic Partnership
Companies to collaborate on new solution for managing devices used in hospitals at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, and Kit Check, the leading provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced a partnership that will integrate devices used in Kit Check’s solution into Zebra’s Zatar platform, a new cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform for enterprises. Zebra and Kit Check will discuss how both products can be used together at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 conference and exhibition beginning on February 23, 2014 featured at booth #6577.
Zebra’s Zatar solution provides collection, control, and management of thousands to millions of devices in a simple and easy IoT platform, while Kit Check helps hospitals automate pharmacy kit restocking and verification processes using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) 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 look-out 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.”
“Zatar is 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,” said Phil Gerskovich, senior vice president of New Growth Platforms for Zebra Technologies. “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.”
Kit Check solution is currently used in over 45 hospitals where it assists in the management and monitoring of medications.
About Zebra Technologies
A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization’s assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company’s extensive portfolio of marking and printing solutions, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra’s solutions, visit www.zebra.com.
About Kit Check
Kit Check(TM) is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software. Since launching in 2012, Kit Check has focused on replacing time consuming and error prone manual hospital pharmacy processes 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. For more information please contact Kit Check(TM) by email at PR@kitcheck.com or call at (786) 548-2432 ext. 5.
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