Omnicell Showcases Enhanced Medication Management Capabilities at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai,


Hospital & Healthcare Management/ Press Release/ Jan. 19th 2011 — Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication management solutions to acute healthcare facilities, will display its latest product offerings during the Arab Health Congress at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from January 24-27, 2011.  Omnicell will be showcasing the new Omnicell Savvy™ mobile medication delivery system along with Anywhere RN™ and WorkflowRx™ 7.1, which together will allow Middle East hospitals to manage medication administration from the dock to the patient bedside.

Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, vice president, global marketing and product development at Omnicell said, For the first time, the Middle East healthcare market will have access to Omnicell’s newest solutions that help our customers meet their goal of safe and efficient medication delivery. We are excited to participate in this Congress and meet with customers looking to fully monitor medication delivery from the dock to the patient’s bedside.

Amir Emamifar, Pharm D, MBA, the administrator for pharmaceutical services at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia and Omnicell system user, will attend the Arab Health Congress and present on Current Automation Innovations in Hospital Pharmacy.  Dr. Emamifar will discuss how automation solutions are being used to improve efficiency and patient safety in the hospital at a seminar that will take place during the Congress.

"Emory Healthcare has been using Omnicell medication management solutions to help ensure that we efficiently and safely deliver medications to our patients," commented Dr. Emamifar. "It is exciting that these products are available to the Middle East market as the use of medication automation improves the safety of patients everywhere."

Omnicell solutions will be available for demonstration during the Arab Health Congress at the Omnicell exhibit in booth number 2B59 via Hall 2.  In addition to Omnicell’s automated dispensing cabinets and Anesthesia Workstation, the Company will be introducing its newest solutions for pharmacy and nursing including the following:

Omnicell Savvy Mobile Medication System (MMS)

The new Omnicell Savvy MMS is a key component in building a comprehensive medication management solution from the central pharmacy to the point-of-care.  Savvy integrates Omnicell’s automated dispensing cabinets with the secure mobile medication system to safely transport medications to the bedside.

The unique Savvy MMS provides efficient workflow support, saving nurses’ time and minimizing the risk of interruptions to enhance patient safety.  This same mobile solution can be used for accessing the hospital’s electronic medical record and eMAR among other hospital applications.  Savvy features an advanced set of hardware such as patient-specific locking drawers with guiding light technology to increase medication safety and delivery at the point-of-care.

Anywhere RN:

This web-based application allows nurses to review and select medication orders remotely from virtually any hospital workstation, including the Savvy mobile medication system.  Using Anywhere RN, nurses are able to select profiled medications to issue from an Omnicell automated dispensing cabinet.  Omnicell cabinets offer flexible systems that help ensure patient safety by enabling healthcare professionals to reduce medication errors, monitor and control medication.

WorkflowRx 7.1 Central Pharmacy Automation Software:

WorkflowRx 7.1 introduces integrated software for both carousel and unit dose packagers to increase efficiency and accuracy in the inpatient pharmacy.  WorkflowRx assists in optimizing hospital inventory levels by allowing a reduction of inventory on hand by up to 50 percent and assisting clinicians in reducing medication dispensing errors by up to 72 percent.  WorkflowRx with Omnicell’s carousel was the 2010 KLAS Category Leader in the Pharmacy Automation, Medication Carousels category.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems to enable healthcare facilities to increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Founded in 1992, Omnicell’s medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for the central pharmacy, anesthesia workstations for the operating room, dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe, secure medication transportation and verification systems to the patient bedside.  From a medication’s arrival at the receiving dock to its dosing to the patient, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.  

Omnicell supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with comprehensive supply chain solutions that result in fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies.  Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. 

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