Saint Francis Health System Selects Omnicell for Superior Medication and Supply Management Solutions

Omnicell Solutions Chosen for Optimal Clinician Workflow and Excellent Patient Safety While Ensuring Solid Financial Investment at Greater Tulsa Area Hospital Network

March 08, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions to healthcare facilities, today announced Saint Francis Health System has selected Omnicell as its primary vendor for automated medication and supply management solutions. Saint Francis decided to replace its current medication management vendor with Omnicell based on the predictable long-term cost of its solutions and the industry-leading technology it offers to healthcare providers.

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Saint Francis Health System was recently recognized by HealthGrades as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ in 2011 placing it among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide. The Oklahoma-based non-profit health system will install a variety of Omnicell solutions in their five acute care hospitals including the award-winning Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs) and Anesthesia Workstation G4 to extend medication management features to its operating rooms.

Saint Francis will also use Omnicell’s leading software solutions Anywhere RN™ and SinglePointe Patient Medication Management to provide clinicians more time to spend on direct patient care. Anywhere RN is a unique medication management solution that enables nurses to review and select medication orders from virtually any hospital workstation, increasing operational efficiencies and improving clinical outcomes for patients. SinglePointe proprietary software is an automated patient-specific medication management solution that revolutionizes the way medications are stored, managed and tracked, reducing the risk of medication errors while increasing staff efficiency. In addition, Omnicell’s OptiFlex CL Procedural Areas supply solution will be used in the cath lab at the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis.

 “As a state-of-the-art health system, we are committed to offering our patients the highest level of care,” said Ron Kolar, director of pharmacy services at Saint Francis Health System. “Omnicell solutions will allow us to improve our long-term budgeting and cost planning while our clinicians will be able to access industry-defining technology. We are confident that implementing Omnicell’s solutions will deliver a huge workflow improvement for pharmacy, nursing and the cath lab while improving patient safety and care.”

“We are excited to be working with Saint Francis to equip its clinicians with the best medication and supply management tools for safe and effective patient care,” said J. Christopher Drew, senior vice president, field operations for Omnicell. “Choosing to replace its existing technology with a wide range of Omnicell solutions demonstrates Saint Francis’ confidence that Omnicell will keep the system current with its latest technology updates throughout the life expectancy of the medication and supply products.”

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems that 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.