MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 2 Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider ofsystem solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and the University ofTennessee Medical Center today announced the successful implementation ofSinglePointe(TM), a total automated patient-specific medication managementsolution. As a 581-bed not-for-profit academic medical center committed toproviding exceptional care for its patients, the University of TennesseeMedical Center uses the SinglePointe solution as a way to store, manage andtrack patient-specific medications. The result is improved pharmacy andnursing efficiency, which in turn increases patient safety.
"At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the SinglePointe solutionincreases efficiency and patient safety by providing a single point of accessfor patient specific medications that provides control and accountability aspart of our cartless medication system," said Jim Hinkle, associate directorof Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Medical Center. "As a result of thisimplementation, our staff members have an increased focus on patient care asseen with the decreased number of pharmacy returns."
First announced at the ASHP December 3, 2007 meeting in Las Vegas,attendees of the ASHP 2008 Summer Meeting and Exhibition, Washington StateConvention and Trade Center, Seattle, June 8-11 are also invited to see theSinglePointe solution demonstrated first-hand. Hinkle will be joining Omnicellrepresentatives June 9-10 in Seattle at Omnicell booth #420 and will beavailable to answer questions and share his impressions regarding theUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center's implementation of the SinglePointesolution.
"With the use of the SinglePointe solution, the University of TennesseeMedical Center is taking a leap forward in medication management by providinga single point of access for all patient medications," said Richard Caldwell,senior product manager, Medication Systems, Omnicell. "In addition toproviding storage and control for patients' home medications, the SinglePointesolution provides an intelligent, just-in-time restock process and automaticmanagement of discontinued medications, transfer patient medications, anddischarged patient medications. We applaud the hospital's leadership anddedication to its patients."
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.
About University of Tennessee Medical Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 581-bed, not-for-profitacademic medical center, which serves as a referral center for EasternTennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The Medical Center,the region's only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers inKnoxville. For more information about the University of T