Combination of Automation and Data Analytics Will Enhance Control and Efficiency to Free Up Pharmacists to Support Patient Care
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health will use Omnicell automation and intelligence solutions in pharmacy operations across their hospitals and infusion centers in the Charlotte Metro Region.
Atrium Health is the latest health system to join Omnicell as the company launches its vision of Autonomous Pharmacy, a roadmap to develop a zero error, fully automated medication management infrastructure. Leveraging automation, data intelligence, and expert services, the Autonomous Pharmacy will empower pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, and pharmacy staff to focus on patient and clinician satisfaction.
“We envision a care delivery model where manual tasks such as sorting, checking, reconciling or transporting medications can be automated, enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license and make a greater impact on clinical care,” said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell.
Atrium Health will upgrade automated dispensing storage in the central pharmacy while streamlining workflows in patient care areas. The health system will also use Omnicell’s predictive intelligence platform and expert services to monitor pharmacy operations and recommend opportunities to help improve efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes.
“Pharmacy is a key component of the patient care team at Atrium Health,” said Don Mabe, chief pharmacy officer at Atrium Health. “Continued investment and focus on improving workflow and efficiency in the medication management system helps to reduce errors and maximize time our clinicians can spend focusing on patient care, leading to better clinical care and ultimately better patient outcomes.”
About Atrium Health
Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.
Since 1992, Omnicell has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications across all care settings. Through our industry-leading medication management platform that spans the continuum of care, Omnicell is developing a vision for a fully automated infrastructure, powered by a cloud data platform that supports improved patient care, fewer errors, enhanced safety, and new opportunities for growth.
Omnicell’s vision for the Autonomous Pharmacy integrates a comprehensive set of solutions across three key areas: Automation solutions designed to digitize and streamline workflows; Intelligence that provides actionable insights to better understand medication usage and improve pharmacy supply chain management; and Work – expert services that serve as an extension of pharmacy operations to support improved efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes.
Over 5,500 facilities worldwide use Omnicell automation and analytics solutions to help increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence, and improve patient safety. More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence solutions designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions.
To learn more about Omnicell and our Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com.
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