SinglePointe Patient Medication Management

Product Overview

Most automated medication dispensing cabinets store approximately 80% of the medications your patients need. The remainder – patient-specific, patient-supplied, or costly and/or infrequently used items – must be handled, tracked, and administered manually. 

This creates extra work for both pharmacy and nursing. It also increases the risk of loss, diversion, missing doses, and even potentially fatal medication errors.

Patient-Specific Medication Management Software

SinglePointe™ is a unique solution from Omnicell that enables up to 100% of a patient’s medications to be stored, managed, and tracked within the automated medication dispensing cabinet – bringing benefits to patients, nurses, and pharmacy.SinglePointe patient medication management software

Profile All Medications

SinglePointe automatically assigns each patient’s medications to the automated dispensing cabinet, where they are stored in a patient-specific bin. This medication management software system:

  • Applies clinical and profile checks to all patient medications
  • Accommodates patient-specific multi-use items (e.g. eye drops and inhalers), IV admixtures, and other multi-component medication orders, etc.

Enhancement Makes Smart Solution Even Smarter

SinglePointe software can now be configured to automatically assign locations based on medication type, providing greater inventory control:

  • Controlled substances and high-value medications are assigned to metal locking lid drawers for greater security
  • Refrigerated medications are assigned to refrigerators

Customer Results1

  • Restock time decreased 50%
  • Missing doses decreased 30%
  • Returns/credits decreased 80%
  • Potential medication errors decreased 76%

1Based on Omnicell customer data
Benefits

Enhances Patient Safety and Care

  • Better compliance with prescribed medication therapy: significantly fewer missed doses
  • Medications are removed against a patient’s profiled order, reducing the potential for medication errors
  • Reduces the chances of discontinued medications being administered
  • Speeds availability of medications when patients transfer
  • Efficient system provides more time for patient care

Promotes Nursing Satisfaction and Efficiency

  • Nurses obtain medications from one location instead of tracking down medications from multiple areas in the unit
  • Reduces time-consuming workarounds and duplicate work

Increases Pharmacy Efficiency

  • Automates time-consuming manual processes
  • Streamlines process for managing medications when patients are discharged
  • Tracks inventory through the automated dispensing cabinet, providing a complete audit trail

Reduces Costs

  • Prevents expenses caused by misplaced or lost medications
  • Improves inventory management
Features

Streamlined Medication Management Process

  • Automatically assigns each patient’s medications to the automated dispensing cabinet, eliminating the manual assignment of medications to a given location
    • Controlled substances and high-value items are automatically assigned to secure metal locking lid drawers
    • Medications requiring refrigeration are automatically assigned to refrigerators
  • Tracks all patient-specific medications and provides a complete audit trail to help identify and quickly resolve issues
  • Supports cartfill, cartless, or hybrid models of medication distribution
  • Restock levels are calculated automatically based on patient medication order frequency and actual usage
  • Integrated medication label printer on Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinet enables patient-specific medications to be labeled as soon as they are removed from the cabinet, saving time and preventing errors

Discontinued Orders

  • Removal of discontinued medications is automated, further enhancing patient safety

Transferred and Discharged Patients

  • System identifies which patients are moving to new patient areas and establishes an efficient process to remove those patients’ medications and assign them to the new cabinet during the restock process
  • Creates a streamlined workflow for removing and tracking medications remaining in the dispensing cabinet for patients who have been discharged, which helps to resolve potential billing discrepancies