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Korchek Technologies, CareChek (PPID 2013)

Korchek Technologies, CareChek (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

Korchek Technologies
Gregory Francis
115 Technology Drive, B206
Trumbull, CT 06611

Name of positive patient ID product CareChek
Components of positive patient ID product software, handhelds, workstations, server, wristbands
Company is a reseller of this product(s) no
• For whom company is a reseller
Company sells its products through distribution partners no
• Vendors with which company partners
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 2006
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 2013
Last major product release 2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 5
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational 0
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012 2
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 5
Techniques to verify patient ID when creating a wristband on admission or to register outpatient not getting a wristband
Secure techniques to verify patient ID prior to each intervention or specimen collection one-dimensional bar-code wristband, two-dimensional bar-code wristband, passive radio-frequency identification, active RFID
• Type of biometric application
Manual entry of ID No. from wristband if bar-coded wristband not available yes
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database yes
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No. no
Product functionality general laboratory specimen collection, patient and medication matching prior to medication administration, IV smart pump programming, patient and blood unit matching prior to blood transfusion, nursing data collection, breast milk matching, cellular therapy
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection bar-code label printed centrally, brought to bedside, added to tube; bar-code label placed on tube in tube manufacturing process; radio-frequency tag created centrally, added to tube; radio-frequency tag placed on tube in tube manufacturing process; bar-code label printed at bedside, applied to tube; peel-off label removed from wristband; radio-frequency tag created at bedside, applied to tube
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format user defined
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product verification that a physician order is on record for transfusion, verification of informed patient consent, detection of potential mistransfusion, documentation of transfusion data, documentation of final transfusion record
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar-code, radio-frequency identification
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion yes
Medication tracking offered via positive patient ID product order for medication, history of allergies, route of administration, correct dosage, rate of administration
• Techniques used to read labels on medications one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar code, radio-frequency identification
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used Motorola MC75AH
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation 2 lbs.
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers user defined
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS local area wireless
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on Windows Mobile
• Other vendors’ positive patient ID products can run on same handheld/ bedside PCs as company’s products without modifying operating system yes
Third-party hospital and/or laboratory information systems interfaced Orchard, Sunquest, SCC Soft Computer, McKesson, Epic
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products company does not market an LIS
FDA 510(k) approval yes
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a list of selected reference sites only)
• General license fee per facility
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation $1,800
• Cost of software license per workstation
• Cost of information system interface included
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• user defined to workflow, color coding, stat warnings
• HL7 interface included
• system certified by U.S. Department of Defense

Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.