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Kirby Lester KL1Plus makes debut
October 15th, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Kirby Lester has launched the KL1Plus, which combines its best-selling KL1 tablet counter with streamlined pharmacy verification software.
Kirby Lester KL1Plus
The pharmacy automation provider said the KL1Plus, introduced at the National Community Pharmacists Association annual convention, which runs through Oct. 17 in San Diego, is "everything a retail/outpatient pharmacy needs to count medications and protect against errors."
Small enough to fit on your hand, the KL1Plus ensures that all pharmacy orders — tablets, capsules and unit-of-use items — are verified so the patient get the right medication, dose and quantity all the time, according to Kirby Lester. The company said pharmacy technicians simply just barcode-scans the patient's Rx label and then scans the corresponding stock bottle or package to make sure there's a match.
"There is absolutely no reason why a pharmacy can't afford to verify 100% of orders now that the KL1Plus has been developed," stated Kirby Lester president and chief executive officer Garry Zage. "Pharmacies across the country have incorporated the KL1 into their operations. Now they can use the KL1 plus verification. It is a top-tier product that pharmacies have never seen before, the complete package."
Kirby Lester noted that the KL1Plus hits a "sweet spot" for pharmacies that want more than a tablet counter but less than fully loaded dispensing software or robotics. At 8 pounds and 7 inches wide, the KL1Plus is designed to fit into tight pharmacy workspaces and budgets.
The company also said that using the KL1Plus to count and verify every prescription is simple and, in fact, dispensing and verifying an order with a KL1Plus is faster than counting with a tray and spatula. The product, too, is especially effective for large 90-day fills, the company added.
"Workflow software in most cases prevents dispensing errors. But too often the software is difficult to use, or prohibitively expensive to install, which results in productivity losses," Zage explained. "The KL1Plus brings error-prevention with productivity enhancements that any pharmacy can afford, at any prescription volume."
Kirby Lester also introduced the KL1Plus at Department of Defense Joint Forces Pharmacy Services annual convention in San Diego.