Omnicell's OmniLinkRx Honored With KLAS Award for Product Leadership

OmniLinkRx Wins KLAS Award as 2009 Category Leader for Medication Order Management Systems in First Year of Eligibility

April 28, 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious third-party healthcare evaluation firm, awarded Omnicell's OmniLinkRx® with the Category Leader distinction for Medication Order Management Systems in the 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. OmniLinkRx received this award in the first year the product was eligible for consideration.

"Regional Health consists of five hospitals; three of these are Critical Access Hospitals and two are Sole Community Hospitals. Using OmniLink as our order management hub has allowed us to provide 24/7 pharmacy services to all five hospitals," said Dana Darger, director of pharmacy at Rapid City Regional Hospital. "Orders can now be handled from any one of the five hospitals at any time. OmniLink has greatly improved our ability to provide safe and effective patient care to all of our patients all of the time."

OmniLinkRx automates communication of medication orders between the nursing and pharmacy, improving the efficiency and productivity for both departments. By integrating easily with the rest of the pharmacy's information system, OmniLinkRx eliminates the delays caused by lost, misplaced or illegible paperwork which often leads to delayed patient therapy. OmniLinkRx allows for faster order time, reduced time spent processing and verifying medication orders, the elimination of paper management, and increased service to the nursing units.

"For more than a decade, the Best in KLAS awards have recognized healthcare technology companies that set the standard for delivering the best experience to providers," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "The Best in KLAS distinction honors more than just a good product or service. It represents a commitment to meeting customer expectations in every phase of the buying process – from the sales presentation to implementation to ongoing service and support." Omnicell's OmniRX® medication dispensing cabinet system has also been honored by KLAS with the Category Leader distinction for Medication Dispensing – Decentralized for the last four consecutive years (2006-2009).

"Omnicell prides itself on delivering products that our customers appreciate and that improve patients' standard of care," said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Omnicell vice president, global marketing and product development.  "To be honored as Category Leader by KLAS for Medication Order Management System is extremely gratifying since this is based on our own customers' satisfaction and feedback. The KLAS results provide an excellent measurement of our success in achieving our goal of providing solutions that our customers value."

About Omnicell

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.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.