November 18, 2014
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for health care facilities, today announced that King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh has now expanded its installation of Omnicell products to include full use of Omnicell’s Anesthesia Workstation™ in 37 operating theatres throughout the hospital to be the first hospital in the region fully automating its operating room medication and supply management. The health care facility replaced a competitive legacy system with the Omnicell Anesthesia Workstation due to Omnicell’s experienced local support capabilities and the company’s track record for continually improving its technology to meet the needs of growing health care systems. KFSH&RC also recently selected Omnicell as its automation partner for the new 23-floor King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases (KACO&LD).
The Omnicell Anesthesia Workstation is an automated dispensing cabinet for the operating theatre designed to provide secure, convenient access to drugs required during surgery and easy documentation of controlled substance dispensing. This automated system securely stores the medications and supplies needed for a full day of cases in one convenient place and automatically tracks inventory used.
KFSH&RC is also using Omnicell’s Supply Management system in all operating theatres and stores and will soon be using this system in the KACO&LD. Omnicell Supply Management is an automated system that allows for cost accounting and consumption tracking of medical supplies at the patient level. This data feeds into the hospital’s information system for evaluation of utilization patterns for increased inventory control.
"Our clinicians find the Omnicell Anesthesia and Supply products to be intuitive, easy to use and a great improvement over our former automated solutions," said Dr. Nezar Khalifah director of perioperative services department. “We have integrated both the Omnicell automated anesthesia and supply systems with our Oracle® ERP for more seamless medication and supply delivery to our patients. With the support of Omnicell, we are already exploring more avenues of integration.”
“We are honored to be partnering with this prestigious Middle East health care institution,” said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Omnicell executive vice president, global marketing and product development. “We are committed to working with health care facilities in this rapidly growing region of the world, and our partnership with King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is further evidence of our growing expansion in this region.”
About King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is a 985-bed facility that provides a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As one of the top medical institutions in the Middle East, KFSH&RC is a Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited academic facility known for its state-of-the-art medical techniques. KFSH&RC is the national referral center in Saudi Arabia for Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences and Genetic Diseases. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center provides advanced education and training to health care professionals in a multi-disciplinary academic environment and endeavors to bring forward the ﬁnest in Hospital leadership and staff through dynamic educational programs.
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 Acute Care customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell’s medication automation, supply chain and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Non-Acute Care 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.