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Kit Check Presents Groundbreaking Drug Diversion Symposium Featuring Top Industry Leaders

Continuing education webinar addresses critical components, perspectives and best practices for hospitals, pharmacists and medical providers relating to controlled substances management and drug diversion

WASHINGTON (January 14, 2020) – Kit CheckTM, the leader in automated and intelligent medication management solutions, today announced they will be hosting a first-of-its-kind continuing education online symposium, “Current Perspectives and Future Trends in Diversion Detection,” on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. This program is designed specifically for pharmacists on the front line of the U.S. opioid epidemic and features industry-leading presenters with varied clinical backgrounds including anesthesiology, nursing and hospital pharmacy. The objective of the symposium is to explore strategies for diversion detection that mitigate risk within the hospital setting, with the help of the insights of these industry experts.

“Kit Check is proud to unite a top team of national, highly specialized presenters from states where the opioid crisis is rampant to teach pharmacists and other healthcare professionals how to approach, manage and thwart drug diversion,” said Kevin MacDonald, CEO of Kit Check. “This webinar will walk attendees through some of the best practices in diversion detection and prevention across a range of clinical areas. With medication intelligence, clinicians have access to more data than ever before, which in turn helps them to identify and prevent these often shrouded diversion events.”

Participation in the webinar, moderated by Kit Check’s Director of Clinical Solutions AJ Rivosecchi, Pharm.D., provides pharmacy continuing education credits and features four 1-hour sessions with time for questions. Presentations include:

  • A Comprehensive Drug Diversion Program: Top 10 Critical Components Every Institution Should Have, by Christopher Fortier, Pharm.D., FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Boston, Mass.
  • Nursing Perspective on Diversion and Role in a Controlled Substance Diversion Program and Committee, by Carol A. Purcell, MSN, RN, CNML, Manager, Diversion Prevention Program, University of Michigan
  • Anesthesia Perspective on Diversion and Role in a Controlled Substance Diversion Program and Committee, by Jeffery S. Vender, M.D., Emeritus, Harris Family Foundation Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Ill.
  • Evaluation and Selection of a Software Partner for a Comprehensive Diversion Detection Program, by Drew Luder, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS, System Director of Compliance and Learning, OhioHealth

“I’m honored to share my knowledge with pharmacists seeking a meaningful continuing education program, and to collaborate with my like-minded peers equally dedicated to fighting drug diversion and the opioid epidemic,” said Jeffery S. Vender, M.D. “It’s vital to discuss the under-reported anomalous provider behavior related to controlled substances, and together, we can take proactive steps in the fight against drug diversion in the hospital and the opioid crisis at large.”

In December, Kit Check announced a partnership with Omnicell to offer its Bluesight™ for Controlled Substances to additional hospitals and pharmacies in the U.S. Both Bluesight for Controlled Substances and Omnicell were also  recognized by leading analyst firm KLAS Research as two best rated next-generation solutions in its report, “Drug Diversion Monitoring 2019, An Early Look at Emerging vs. Established Technology.”

Participants can view the webinar program and register at no cost at the following link:

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 90 million medications using Kit Check’S RFID product. Bluesight™ for Controlled Substances software is currently in use in more than 100 hospitals including full health system implementations, with more than 6 million cases tracked. More information about Kit Check and our software solutions can be found at

Jill Gross
Matter Health for Kit Check