Implementation of automated dispensing cabinets and interoperability with electronic health record streamlines workflow, supports medication safety
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced that Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics has partnered with Omnicell to improve safety and efficiency in their medication management processes through the Company’s automation and intelligence solutions at their flagship Salem Hospital, in Salem, Ore.
Salem Health will leverage Omnicell® XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets, which are integrated with the hospital’s electronic health record system (EHS) to streamline workflows, improve nursing-pharmacy efficiency and help enhance patient safety. The Omnicell platform also offers closed-loop interoperability to provide advanced medication tracking and diversion prevention.
“Our investment to upgrade to the Omnicell XT cabinets will enable us to streamline the medication administration process, helping to reduce medication errors, and increase medication accountability for pharmacy and nursing,” said Phil Martin, director of pharmacy, Salem Health. “Most importantly, clinicians will have more time to spend with patients, allowing us to provide the best possible care, while increasing job satisfaction for our nurses.”
Salem Health is the latest health system to partner with Omnicell as the Company launches its vision for Autonomous Pharmacy, a roadmap to develop a zero error, fully automated medication management infrastructure. Leveraging automation, data intelligence, and expert services, the Autonomous Pharmacy vision will empower pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, and pharmacy staff to focus on patient and clinician satisfaction, rather than repetitive, manual tasks.
“Disparate healthcare systems create disjointed workflow and extra steps for caregivers. Through the Autonomous Pharmacy, every dose of medication is viewed as a node on the network that carries valuable data about patients, inventory and cost,” said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell. “Leveraging this valuable information, we are able to help health systems like Salem Health to improve efficiencies, better manage resources, and ultimately help to impact patient outcomes.”
About Salem Health
Salem Health is a community-based, not-for-profit institution and the premier health care provider for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Made up of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other clinics and services — it has provided pioneering medicine since 1896.
Since 1992, Omnicell has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications across all care settings. Through its industry-leading medication management platform that spans the continuum of care, Omnicell is developing a vision for a fully automated infrastructure, powered by a cloud data platform that supports improved patient care, fewer errors, enhanced safety, and new opportunities for growth.
Omnicell’s vision for the Autonomous Pharmacy integrates a comprehensive set of solutions across three key areas: automation solutions designed to digitize and streamline workflows; intelligence that provides actionable insights to better understand medication usage and improve pharmacy supply chain management; and work – expert services that serve as an extension of pharmacy operations to support improved efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes.
Over 5,500 facilities worldwide use Omnicell automation and analytics solutions to help increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence, and improve patient safety. More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence solutions designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions.
To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com.