MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL), a leading provider of medication system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen Omnicell as its primary vendor for automated medication management solutions.
"To effectively manage and promote safety of medications for our patients, we need a system that can account for and monitor medications from the pharmacy to the nursing station to the point-of-care. Omnicell is helping us meet this need," said Karol Wollenburg, vice president and apothecary-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Omnicell's solutions will provide the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital -- the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital -- with an advanced automated dispensing system that integrates with the existing infrastructure. The Omnicell solutions will allow the Hospital to shift to a highly efficient medication management model in order to improve nursing and pharmacy workflows while increasing medication surveillance.
Omnicell's SinglePointe™ software enables clinical staff to monitor and control medications throughout the hospital and pharmacy environments, which in turn helps to reduce preventable medication errors. SinglePointe is a proprietary software solution that creates a secure and easy way to stock all of a patient's medications within a single safe location -- the cabinet.
"It is a privilege to work with a hospital as established and prestigious as NewYork-Presbyterian," said J. Christopher Drew, senior vice president, field operations for Omnicell. "Omnicell has been developing patient-focused solutions that extend hospital functionality and increase overall safety for 18 years. We are dedicated to the development of these and other solutions that will help advance NewYork-Presbyterian's reputation as the standard for excellence in patient care."
Omnicell systems benefit both pharmacy and nursing, with features including guiding lights technology, advanced single-dose dispensing and bar code confirmation on restock and issue. All of Omnicell's solutions are designed to minimize duplicative administrative tasks to allow more time to focus on patient care.
About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,242 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 230,000 visits to its emergency departments -- more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems to enable healthcare facilities to increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.
Founded in 1992, Omnicell's medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for the central pharmacy, anesthesia workstations for the operating room, dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe, secure medication transportation and verification systems to the patient bedside. From a medication's arrival at the receiving dock to its dosing to the patient, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.
Omnicell supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with comprehensive supply chain solutions that result in fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit www.omnicell.com.SOURCE Omnicell, Inc.