Omnicell, Inc.
Jan 24, 2017

WellStar Health System Selects Omnicell's Medication Management Solutions to Promote EHR Interoperability and Medication Security

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, has selected the company's automated medication management solutions and analytics tools for its hospital floors, central pharmacy, and operating rooms across the system. The technology, including Omnicell's recently introduced XT Series automated medication dispensing system, will help to streamline provider workflows while ensuring the highest level of safety for the communities WellStar serves.

Ensuring medications are managed safely and appropriately without adding additional layers of complexity to staff workflows is a key goal when evaluating new medication automation technology. Hospitals are now looking to invest in technologies that increase provider satisfaction, selecting those that reduce the burden of administrative tasks and allow providers to spend more time on patient care.

Through interoperability with WellStar's electronic health record systems, the Omnicell® automated dispensing system will help to improve the medication administration process for nursing staff by reducing redundant activity.

To assist with safe storage, dissemination, and tracking of medications from the central pharmacy to patient administration, WellStar is implementing the new Omnicell XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets on hospital floors, the XT Anesthesia Workstation in operating rooms, and Controlled Substance Manager in the central pharmacy, as well as analytics tools. In addition, WellStar purchased both i.v.SOFT® semi-automated and i.v.STATION fully automated IV solutions to improve accuracy of compounded medications prepared on-site. Together, these technologies will aid in reducing medication errors and drug diversion.

"At WellStar Health System, we are focused on exceeding the expectations of our patients," said Snehal Doshi, vice president of Pharmacy Services at WellStar Health System. "By automating medication management at our hospitals, we will improve the patient experience and streamline the process for our providers and add another layer of patient safety when delivering care."

"We are proud to bring WellStar hospitals into the Omnicell network and provide the highest level of medication security and partnership to these facilities," said J. Christopher Drew, president, North American Automation and Analytics at Omnicell. "We are confident our next generation XT Series solutions will help streamline daily tasks for nursing staff, with patients reaping the benefits of increased attention."

About WellStar Health System

WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. WellStar consists of WellStar Medical Group, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare, as well as 11 hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments.  For more information, visit wellstar.org.

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. 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 improving care across the entire healthcare continuum—from the acute care hospital setting, to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, to the patient's home.

Over 4,000 customers worldwide use Omnicell® automation and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. The Aesynt and Ateb acquisitions added distinct capabilities, particularly in central pharmacy, IV robotics and pharmacy software, creating the broadest medication management product portfolio in the industry.

The Omnicell SureMed® solution provides innovative medication adherence packaging to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. These medication adherence solutions are used by over 32,000 institutional and retail pharmacies in North America and the United Kingdom.  These pharmacies are served via Omnicell's sales channels and our solutions enable them to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.

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

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