Omnicell Extends Operational Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities With Executive Advisor Software Service

Monday, June 9, 2008 General News
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SEATTLE, June 9 ASHP 2008 Summer Meeting andExhibition -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of systemsolutions to acute healthcare facilities, today introduced its ExecutiveAdvisor Software Service. This powerful comprehensive tool is designed tohelp healthcare facilities maximize operational efficiency and decrease thecost of carrying excess inventory of medication and medical supplies.Available in a single, low monthly subscription fee, Executive AdvisorSoftware Service provides healthcare facilities with a snapshot of operationalmetrics generated from Omnicell automation systems along with recommendationsdelivered directly to the desktop.

"At The MED, the Omnicell Executive Advisor Software Service allows us tosave time by streamlining the tedious task of data collection, analysis andformatting," said Kay Ryan, director of Pharmacy, The Regional Medical Centerat Memphis (The MED). "We are also saving costs by optimizing our supplyinventory. By continually improving our processes, we can take full advantageof our Omnicell automation systems and focus on patient safety."

Executive Advisor Software Service automatically analyzes data fromexisting distributed Omnicell medication and supply automation systems andpresents it in a graphical summary format with drill-down capability to thecabinet, user, or item level. In addition to the prioritized list ofrecommendations and suggestions, trended profile reports of operational andfinancial metrics are delivered to provide significant productivity benefitsto facility staff. All reports are ordered in a "worst-first" model --providing clinical and operations resources with tasks that are alreadyprioritized in order of maximum impact first. The Executive Advisor SoftwareService seamlessly integrates with distributed Omnicell medication and supplysystems, without the need for any special IT resources, personnel, additionalsoftware or hardware. Ongoing maintenance and upgrades are included in themonthly subscription fee.

"We created the Executive Advisor Software Service after listening to ourcustomers tell us that they just didn't have the time to process all of thevaluable data from their automation systems," said Karl Folk, senior directorof Omnicell Professional Services. "This service was designed by a group ofOmnicell professionals with years of experience in nursing, pharmacymanagement and hospital administration who are experts at optimizingmedication management and supply systems and processes. While all decisionsregarding the recommendations and metrics provided by Executive Advisor arefor the subscribers to make, this service can help users achieve positiveresults with a significant return on investment without having to investsubstantial additional time or effort."

For a complete demonstration of Omnicell Executive Advisor SoftwareServices, please visit Omnicell booth #420 at the ASHP 2008 Summer Meeting andExhibition, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, June 8-11.

About Omnicell

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, captu

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