Omnicell’s G4 Platform Receives EHR Certification by the Drummond Group
June 21, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of automated solutions for medication and supply management and business analytics software to healthcare facilities, today announced that its new G4 platform has achieved ONC-ATCB certification as a Modular Electronic Health Record (EHR). Omnicell is the first stand-alone automated medication system to receive this certification, supporting its customers in achieving their meaningful use objectives to qualify for federal funding incentives as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Omnicell is the only company that offers an automated dispensing system that is Modular EHR certified and works with all HIS vendors. Omnicell is one of the first vendors outside of the EHR software sector to achieve ONC-ATCB certification, not only enabling its customer healthcare organizations to improve care for their patients, but also assisting them in their efforts to qualify for financial incentives offered under ARRA. On May 19, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the first round of payments totaling $75 million to providers who successfully met the Stage One requirements for Meaningful Use. When healthcare providers use certified EHR systems in a way that satisfies the required Meaningful Use criteria, they are eligible to seek these federal adoption incentives.
“We are proud to set the standard for our industry by achieving this important milestone,” said Randall Lipps, Omnicell president and chief executive officer. “Because Omnicell products interface closely with a hospital’s EHR, we believe certification is important to provide our customers with peace of mind that our medication dispensing system meets the same stringent requirements as other components of their EHR. The significant investment we made to attain certification demonstrates our commitment to assisting our customers in achieving meaningful use.”
This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group in their capacity as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Omnicell’s G4 OmniCenter 15.2 has been tested and certified by Drummond Group on June 16, 2011 and the certification number is 06162011-1143-9. Additional software used: Windows 2008 Server; 7‐Zip.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EMR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EMRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EMRs for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to the Drummond Group website.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems that enable hospitals and healthcare systems 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’s PandoraVIA business analytics software supports healthcare organizations in their quest to improve medication diversion prevention, regulatory compliance and inventory optimization.
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.