The IMPROVE clinical study is a large single-center retrospective comparison focused on the impact of a new automated dispensing system on medication distribution and administration. The six-month study conducted by Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) was completed in January 2015.
The study demonstrated that Omnicell systems can significantly increase nursing workflow efficiency, as evidenced by shorter time to administration for first doses and scheduled doses of antibiotics on three large patient care units: medical-surgical, orthopedic, and oncology.*
- 40.00% reduction in time from initial order to first dose administration of piperacillin and tazobactam for injection
- 13.34% reduction in time from scheduled administration time to actual administration for all doses of all IV antibiotics for injection
Results were presented by HUMC at the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists annual meeting on April 24, 2015.
Nurse Satisfaction Survey
As part of the IMPROVE study, 122 nurses were surveyed about their attitudes and experiences with Omnicell solutions compared to the previous system deployed at HUMC. Results showed statistically significant improvement in nurse satisfaction** regarding many workflow factors, including:
- Efficiency of medication administration
- Effectiveness in reducing medication errors
- Ease of use for checking medication orders before administration
- Availability of medications
Omnicell Products Involved
Automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs)
Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software
OmniDispenser™ single-dose dispensing module
Medication Label Printer integrated in the ADC
View HUMC Study Poster
View IMPROVE Study White Paper
*As compared to a previous non-Omnicell automated dispensing cabinet system.
**Survey used a modified MAS-NAS scoring tool.