Management of pharmacy kits

  • US 9,037,479 B1
  • Filed: 01/23/2015
  • Issued: 05/19/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for managing a pharmacy kit, comprising:

  • a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags coupled to a plurality of pharmacy item containers,wherein the plurality of pharmacy item containers are configured to store a plurality of pharmacy items, andwherein a first RFID tag of the plurality of RFID tags comprises;

    a printable portion including an RFID device, anda tail portion formed of a transparent material and including an adhesive backing for affixing the first RFID tag to a first pharmacy item container of the plurality of pharmacy item containers, wherein the transparent material prevents occlusion of label information of the first pharmacy item container; and

    an information processing system communicatively coupled to a RFID reader, the information processing system comprising computer-executable instructions that when executed by one or more processors cause the one or more processors to;

    receive tag information of the plurality of RFID based at least in part on an antenna emitting a radio signal at least within a pharmacy kit container,verify a pharmacy kit using the tag information, wherein to verify the pharmacy kit, the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the one or more processors to determine whether at least one of;

    at least one pharmacy item of the plurality of pharmacy items satisfies an expiration threshold or is subject to a recall, andcause a display to display results of the verification of the pharmacy kit.

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