MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – December 3, 2009 – Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL) a leading provider of medication system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and third largest non-profit public system in the nation, has chosen Omnicell OmniRx® automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to streamline management of medications in its hospitals. Using Omnicell’s advanced automation solutions will help lessen the time and effort CHS clinical staff spends on administrative processes, in turn, giving them more time to focus on patient care and improve clinical outcomes.
“Omnicell offers exceptionally advanced technology features in its medication automation solutions and has a good track record of innovation as it continues developing its products. That, coupled with its migration path and modular design that protects our investment, as well as its high standard of service and support, addressed all hospital staff requirements—from system adoption to installation to implementation, and to future software upgrades,” said Robert Carta, assistant vice president for Carolinas HealthCare System. “The level of product quality and breadth of service we had heard about from reference checks and which we experienced ourselves while testing made us confident that selecting Omnicell’s automated medication cabinets to deploy throughout our extensive hospital network was the right choice,” added Carta.
As a first-time Omnicell customer, CHS tested Omnicell’s ADC systems and found its solutions and product support unmatched compared to competing vendors. Omnicell offers a predictable migration path with frequent software upgrades to help customers remain current with ever-changing regulatory issues as well as pharmacy and nursing best practices.
Other key advantages of the Omnicell systems include ease-of-use for pharmacy and nursing users who benefit from proprietary 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 decrease redundant administrative tasks to allow more time to focus on patient care.
The Omnicell OmniRx systems will provide the CHS network with advanced and flexible automated dispensing systems that will help enable clinical staff to monitor and control medication dispensing and reduce preventable medication errors. Omnicell’s solutions will also help CHS hospitals capture charges on medications used during procedures and reduce nursing administrative time.