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Organization Strives to Support the Pharmacy Profession across All Care Settings
Mountain View, California
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies, is pleased to announce it has joined the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative. With members including industry leaders, stakeholders, and policy makers, the organization seeks to support the proliferation of meaningful use for Health IT. Omnicell’s alliance with the Collaborative reaffirms its support of the integration of pharmacy information technology to advance quality patient care.
As the healthcare landscape becomes increasingly unpredictable, it is critical that care remain accessible and affordable. The Collaborative seeks to ensure HIT supports pharmacists in healthcare service delivery, achieves pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange and supports national quality initiatives enabled by HIT. Participation in this organization accurately reflects Omnicell’s corporate mission to revolutionize the patient medication experience and elevate the role of the pharmacist in all care settings.
“Omnicell supports the role of the pharmacist in improving medication use and patient health outcomes across the healthcare continuum. We applaud the work of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative to integrate pharmacist-provided patient care services into the National HIT interoperable framework,” said Rebecca Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA, director of Clinical Healthcare Strategy at Omnicell, Inc. “We look forward to working with the Collaborative to foster and perpetuate integration of the pharmacist as an active member of the healthcare team.”
“We are pleased that Omnicell has made the decision to join the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative. This reinforcement from the healthcare industry is key to succeeding with our strategic plan as we seek to create more opportunities and support for pharmacists,” said Shelly Spiro, executive director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative. “We look forward to working cohesively to close gaps in healthcare delivery, and elevate the role of the pharmacist.”
The HIT Collaborative is led by council members comprised of representatives from numerous pharmacy leadership organizations, including the AACP, ACPE, AMCP,APhA, ASCP, ASHP, NASPA and NCPA. The Collaborative utilizes workgroups and committees to make progress in the areas of billing, documentation, communication standardization, and EHRs. The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative supports pharmacists across all care settings, including those working in pharmacy education and education accreditation.
Learn more about the Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative by visiting its website here.
About the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative is a coalition of eight professional pharmacy associations and additional stakeholders representing the pharmacy profession in all matters related to health information technology. Additional implementation resources are available on the Resource Center page of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative website.
Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications and supplies across all care settings. As a leader in medication and supply dispensing automation, central pharmacy automation, IV robotics, analytics software, and medication adherence and packaging systems, Omnicell is focused on improving care across the entire healthcare continuum—from the acute care hospital setting, to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, to the patient’s home.
Over 4,000 customers worldwide use Omnicell® automation and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety.
The SureMed® by Omnicell medication packaging provides innovative medication adherence packaging to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. These medication adherence solutions are used by over 32,000 institutional and retail pharmacies in North America and the United Kingdom. These pharmacies are served via Omnicell’s sales channels and our solutions enable them to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.
Recent acquisitions, including Ateb, have added distinct capabilities, particularly in central pharmacy, IV robotics and pharmacy software, creating the broadest medication management product portfolio in the industry.
For more information about Omnicell, Inc. please visit www.omnicell.com