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Dec 5, 2018

Northeast Georgia Health System Selects Omnicell Automated Medication Management Platform to Support Newly Redesigned Pharmacy

Automated solutions help enhance quality and safety for medication management and in-house sterile compounding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has selected the Omnicell® automated medication management platform to support the hospital's pharmacy redesign as it looks to meet the needs of its community today and in the future. Through streamlined workflows and enhanced data insights, Omnicell's automation and cloud-based predictive intelligence will support enhanced medication management and pharmacy performance.

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According to a recent poll, 93 percent of healthcare executives are seeking answers to how to best support data analytics at their organizations.1 NGMC chose Omnicell's technology to help better utilize its health data analytics through the Performance Center™, a complete enterprise software solution with ongoing expert services to proactively monitor pharmacy operations and recommend actions for improved operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and patient outcomes.

NGMC has also selected Omnicell'sXR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System to automate critical workflows to maximize inventory control, help improve efficiency and increase medication safety. The redesigned pharmacy will also feature IVX Workflow and i.v.STATION™, workflow and robotic sterile compounding solutions designed to enhance patient safety, improve dose accuracy, and support compliance while reducing costs. NGMC will power its sterile compounding production through Omnicell'sRobotic IV Insourcing SolutionTM (RIIS), a unique program that combines advanced robotic technology, data and expertly trained pharmacy technician staff into a comprehensive, turnkey package that provides a streamlined path for hospitals to insource their sterile compounding.

"As medication costs continue to rise, we need to maintain visibility of our medication supply chain and also be able to identify opportunities to streamline workflows," said Melissa Frank, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy at Northeast Georgia Health System. "By enhancing our existing automation platform with the most current Omnicell solutions, we will be able to support our patient safety goals and better meet the healthcare needs of our community."

On patient floors, NGMC will implement Omnicell'sXT Series Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets, which help improve workflow efficiency, medication accountability, and patient safety.

"When given the opportunity to redesign a health system pharmacy, utilizing technology to free up clinical staff to practice at the top of their license ultimately will have the greatest impact on patient care and satisfaction," said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell.

ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER
Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow – the three NGMC campuses have a total of 713 beds and more than 800 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.

About Omnicell

Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications and supplies across all care settings. The Company's autonomous approach to medication management leverages a differentiated platform for hardware and workflow software solutions, real-time predictive intelligence, and performance-driven partnerships to help drive operational, financial, and clinical success for customers.

Supporting the highest level of patient safety is essential to excellent patient care. As a leader in medication and supply dispensing automation, central pharmacy automation, IV robotics, analytics software, and medication adherence and packaging systems, Omnicell is focused on delivering solutions for medication availability, affordability, safety, and adherence. Over 5,000 facilities worldwide use Omnicell® automation and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence, and improve patient safety.

Omnicell's innovative medication adherence solutions, used by over 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies in North America and the United Kingdom, are designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions.

For more information about Omnicell, Inc. please visit www.omnicell.com.

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Footnotes:

1 Bresnick, Jennifer. "93% Of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics, CDI." HealthITAnalytics, HealthITAnalytics, 22 Oct. 2018.

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Betsy Martinelli, Omnicell, Inc., (724) 741-8341, betsy.martinelli@omnicell.com; Maggie Cochran, Next Step Communications, (781) 326-1741, omnicell@nextstepcomms.com