January 12, 2015
Mountain View, CA
Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, has launched the Medication Adherence Resource Center, an educational service for the healthcare industry and patients. The resource center is the most comprehensive reference site in the industry and provides, in one place, information on the definition and measurement of medication adherence, salient studies, reviews, reports, and presentations, as well as educational materials and practical tools for healthcare professionals and patients. In addition, the resource center provides frequent updates on medication adherence-related news, research findings, and events.
"Medication non-adherence is a huge problem in our society. According to multiple sources cited in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Jan. 9, 2014 Issue Brief: Medication Adherence and Health IT,1 more than half of the over three billion prescriptions dispensed annually in the United States are not taken as prescribed, resulting in negative health effects for patients, tens of thousands of deaths each year, and sharply higher healthcare costs," observed Ken Perez, Omnicell’s vice president of healthcare policy. "The launch of the Medication Adherence Resource Center reflects our company’s deep commitment to improving medication adherence, and we hope that the resource center will serve healthcare professionals and patients, contributing to the amelioration of the significant human and economic costs caused by poor adherence.”
“The Medication Adherence Resource Center is an important tool for healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers because it aggregates and presents objective, credible information in an organized, user-friendly manner,” said Joel White, president of Prescriptions for a Healthy America, a multi-stakeholder partnership for advancing patient medication adherence in the commercial market and in federal and state health programs. “So often, problems of medication non-adherence, including death, worsened illness and increased health costs, are due to a lack of clear information. The Medication Adherence Resource Center will help address that problem with go-to information in one convenient place,” he said.
1.Williams, Aja B. Issue Brief: Medication Adherence and Health IT. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. January 9, 2014.
Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been creating new efficiencies to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire health care continuum— from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home.
More than 3,000 customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell Automation and Analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Medication Adherence solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.