ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 ASHP Midyear ClinicalMeeting and Exhibition -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider ofsystem solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and Brigham and Women'sHospital, a 777-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School located inthe heart of Boston's renowned Longwood Medical Area, today announced theplanned installation of Omnicell's SinglePointe(TM) automated patient-specificmedication management system. With the integration of the SinglePointesolution into its existing automation and bar code verification systems,Brigham and Women's is providing nurses and pharmacists with a single point ofaccess for all patient medications that improves workflow efficiencies andpatient safety.
"Effectively managing medications requires efficiencies in workflow andcompliance with regulatory issues," said William W. Churchill MS, R.Ph,executive director of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Brigham andWomen's will benefit from a unique patient-specific system that helps toaddress these important issues and improves patient safety."
Debuted at the 2007 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, the SinglePointesolution was made generally available in June with the release of Omnicell12.0. In a departure from traditional medication dispensing systems, theSinglePointe solution provides an auto-assign process that matchespatient-specific locations with patients and their medications that are notroutinely stocked in the dispensing system. This proprietary featuresignificantly reduces the labor intensive process of loading and unloadingmedications in the dispensing system as well as the management of multi-useand "home" medications. Whether the patient is transferred or discharged, theSinglePointe solution's user intuitive workflow results in improved controland accountability of these patient-specific medications.
"Our customers continually inspire us to improve the way hospital pharmacyand nursing staff store, manage, and track medications," said Randall A.Lipps, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Omnicell. "TheSinglePointe solution is revolutionary in its ability to address thetime-consuming, inconsistent and labor intensive medication managementprocedures that both pharmacy and nursing staff must grapple with every day."
For a complete demonstration of the SinglePointe solution, please stop byOmnicell booth #2135 at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition inOrlando Florida, December 7-11, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems targetingpatient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities. Since1992, Omnicell has worked to enhance patient safety and allow clinicians tospend more time with their patients.
Omnicell's medication-use product line includes solutions for the centralpharmacy, nursing unit, operating room, and patient bedside. Solutions rangefrom complete automation systems for the central pharmacy to nursing unit andbedside dispensing cabinet systems. From the point at which a medicationarrives at the receiving dock to the time it is administered, Omnicell systemsstore it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide informationand controls on its use and reorder.
Our supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with fast,effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, andtimely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinetsystems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursingunit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visithttp://www.omnicell.com.OMCL-G
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