News | December 03, 2007

Omnicell Debuts Totally Automated Patient-Specific Management Solution

December 4, 2007 - Omnicell Inc. today introduced its SinglePointe totally automated, patient-specific management solution along with the latest release of Omnicell 12.0 automated dispensing software, which together the company says will be a new way hospital pharmacies and nursing staffs can store, manage, and track patient-specific medications.

The combination of the SinglePointe solution, with an existing bedside bar code verification system, means the company will be able to deliver on a closed-loop medication management, administration and dispensing system to help reduce the risk of medication errors, boosts staff efficiency and advances patient safety.

The SinglePointe solution provides an auto-assign process that matches patient-specific locations with patients and their medications that are not routinely stocked in the dispensing system. This proprietary feature significantly reduces the labor-intensive process of loading and unloading medications in the dispensing system as well as the management of multi-use and �home� medications.

"We are excited about the opportunity to provide our nursing colleagues with software that improves efficiencies in their workflow," said Sherri Ramsey, D.Ph., BCPS, director of pharmacy, University of Tennessee. "In addition, we are looking forward to a system that will help us to improve our compliance with regulatory issues."

The SinglePointe solution's versatile platform can reportedly complement and support current cartfill, cartless or hybrid models of medication distribution. In addition, the company says the SinglePointe solution works seamlessly with other Omnicell products.

The release of Omnicell 12.0 also incorporates more than 25 new features inspired by Omnicell customers. These include a patient safety feature that allows medications to be prohibited from being stocked in specific medication dispensing systems. With this feature a hospital could restrict adult-dose medications from being stocked in a dispensing system that supports pediatric patients.

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