Omnicell Unveils New XT Series Automated Dispensing System at ASHP Mid-Year
Omnicell XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets were designed with modern new hardware technology and smart features that bring improvements in workflow efficiency, medication accountability and patient safety. Offering a high degree of flexibility, the XT system can easily expand and scale as healthcare systems grow. It is also readily adaptable to future innovations.
Over the past two decades,
"The new XT Series benefits us both on the nursing and pharmacy sides. The screen response time is much faster than the previous generation cabinets, which allows us to give time back to the staff for patient care," said Dr.
As healthcare facilities across the country struggle to maintain excellent care without increasing costs, they seek functional solutions that simplify clinical workflows and allow providers to focus on their patients. To address these needs, the XT Automated Dispensing Cabinet is designed to eliminate non-value-added steps and increase medication safety.
New Generation Single-Dose Dispensing
Smart Drawer Design
In addition to the increased capacity, XT cabinets include new drawer designs that accommodate nearly all medication dosage forms and enable healthcare facilities to optimize inventory, minimize stockouts and reduce missing doses, all of which impact patient care and take time away from clinical staff. In addition to more configurable open drawers, a new array of metal locking lid drawers—including the largest locked bin in the industry—is available to keep medications secure and help prevent drug diversion.
Improved Guiding Lights
Flexible Cabinet Changes
The new hardware technology enables healthcare facilities to more easily adapt the XT cabinet as needs grow or medication strategies change, so they are not locked into a specific configuration. For example, drawers can be added or changed on-site, and the Controlled Substance Dispenser can also be added to an existing XT cabinet.
To allow greater freedom to place cabinet accessories where they work best for workflow and facility layout, the XT cabinets include a wireless version of the External Return Bin and the FlexLock Refrigerator Lock and Temperature Monitor. The new wireless option uses customized Bluetooth® peer-to-peer technology to ensure secure and reliable communication.
Compatibility with AcuDose-Rx/Connect-Rx
User-Friendly and IT-Friendly Features
Nurses who have used the new XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets appreciate the larger screen that is more responsive to touch, similar to modern smart phones. They have also been impressed with the speed of the system, which uses Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB with BitLocker Drive Encryption and updated Intel technology to enhance responsiveness as well as reliability and security.
In addition to new automated medication and supply dispensing cabinets, the XT Series includes:
XT Controlled Substance Manager: With the greater capacity of the XT cabinets, this system provides greater narcotic storage in a small footprint and includes advanced fingerprint bioID to help reduce the risk of diversion in the pharmacy.
XT Anesthesia Workstation™: This system for balancing the instant access anesthesia providers want with medication security the pharmacy needs, now includes the benefits of Windows 10.
All XT Series products are part of the integrated Unity enterprise platform in which automation used in the central pharmacy, operating room and nursing units share a common database and are supported by enterprise analytics solutions. This reduces formulary maintenance and IT infrastructure, increases data accuracy, and reduces redundant database management, giving pharmacy staff more time to focus on patient care.
The XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets are backward compatible with legacy
The new XT Series solutions will be available for demonstration in
"We are extremely excited to present the XT Series to the market. These products were created to address our customers' needs for improved safety and functionality, which will enable clinicians to provide better patient care," said
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