Great River Medical Center Cuts Inventory Costs by $400,000 and Increases Efficiency

Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa

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This jointly written case study between Microsoft and Omnicell describes how Great River Medical Center has replaced manual processes by upgrading to the Omnicell® G4 medication distribution platform, which uses Microsoft Windows Embedded.

The 378-bed hospital sought to optimize efficiency, control costs, and improve care. Previously, it could take up to 1.5 hours for patients to receive medication. Great River implemented Omnicell G4 automated dispensing cabinets with Anywhere RN™ and integrated Medication Label Printers at nursing stations, a pharmacy carousel with WorkflowRx™ inventory management software, and Anesthesia Workstations in the heart and vascular catheterization labs.

Great River is achieving these results:

  • Reduced patient medication delivery time from 1.5 hours to 30 minutes
  • $400,000 reduction in inventory costs
  • Expected ongoing annual savings of $300,000
  • Pharmacists spend less time on routine tasks, freeing up valuable clinical time that can promote better patient care
Click on the link below to download the full case study:
Case Study - Great River Medical Center