Omnicell Healthcare Virtualization Solution Now Available for Pharmacy and Supply Automation
June 29, 2010
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that its OmniCenter® server has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that OmniCenter has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog.
Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that OmniCenter makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.
“We are pleased that the OmniCenter qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.
“We confirm that the OmniCenter can be supported in a virtual environment, fully compatible with our systems and ready for use at Providence Health,” said Marcelo Lang, provincial manager, server and storage infrastructure, British Columbia Health Authority Shared Services Organization. Ron Wall, pharmacy IS coordinator, Providence Health Care, added “Omnicell’s partnership with VMware will allow us to fully leverage the benefits of our virtual infrastructure, reducing datacenter costs and supporting key technology initiatives at PHC.”
The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.
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.