Management of pharmacy kits

  • US 9,058,413 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2015
  • Issued: 06/16/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for managing a pharmacy kit, comprising:

  • an information processing system communicatively coupled to a radio frequency identification (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 a plurality of RFID tags coupled to a plurality of pharmacy item containers based at least in part on an antenna emitting a radio signal at least within a pharmacy kit container that provides electromagnetic shielding,wherein the plurality of pharmacy item containers are configured to store a plurality of pharmacy items,wherein a particular RFID tag of the plurality of RFID tags is coupled to a particular pharmacy item container of the plurality of pharmacy item containers and the particular pharmacy item container is configured to store a particular pharmacy item of the plurality of pharmacy items, andwherein the particular RFID tag is associated with particular pharmacy item data comprising at least an identifier of the particular pharmacy item;

    verify the plurality of pharmacy items using the tag information, wherein to verify at least a first pharmacy item of the plurality of pharmacy items the computer-executable instructions cause the one or more processors to;

    determine that a first pharmacy item container configured to store a first pharmacy item is not present based at least in part on the tag information, anddetermine that a second pharmacy item container configured to store a substitute first pharmacy item is present based at least in part on the tag information; and

    cause a display to display results of the verification of the plurality of pharmacy items including information regarding the substitute first pharmacy item.

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