Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Extends Partnership with Omnicell to Digitize and Automate Medication Management

New central distribution center incorporates automation solutions designed to help enhance quality and safety across existing and newly acquired facilities

Jul 08, 2019

Mountain View, Calif.

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, an integrated healthcare delivery network in South Carolina and North Carolina, has selected Omnicell® solutions to support pharmacy services and medication management at the flagship research and teaching hospital, Spartanburg Medical Center, as well as the newly acquired Mary Black campuses. Leveraging streamlined workflows and enhanced data insights, Spartanburg Regional is looking to enhance medication management and improve pharmacy performance through Omnicell’s automation and cloud-based predictive intelligence solutions.

Medical errors are reported to be the third leading cause of death in America.1 Spartanburg Regional is the latest health system to partner with Omnicell as the Company launches its vision for Autonomous Pharmacy, a roadmap to develop a zero error, fully automated medication management infrastructure. Leveraging automation, data intelligence, and expert services, the Autonomous Pharmacy vision will empower pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, and pharmacy staff to focus on patient and clinician satisfaction, rather than repetitive, manual tasks.

Spartanburg Regional is planning to launch a centralized distribution center as the main hub for pharmacy supply chain management. Central to operations in the new center will be Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, a robotic system designed to automate critical workflows to maximize inventory control, help improve efficiency and increase medication safety.

The health system will also have the ability to better utilize health data analytics through Omnicell Performance Center™, which combines a cloud-based predictive intelligence platform and expert services that monitor pharmacy operations and recommend opportunities to help improve efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes.

“With the rising cost and complexity of managing medications across our health system, we need to better understand patient utilization and the impact on total cost of care,” said Phil Humphrey, system director of Pharmacy. “Through this extended partnership, we will have the knowledge and technology to support our clinical and operational goals.”

In patient care areas, Spartanburg Regional will be implementing Omnicell’s XT Series Automated Dispensing Cabinets to help improve workflow efficiency for both nursing and pharmacy, while helping to increase medication accountability and patient safety.

“By enhancing their existing automation footprint with the most current Omnicell solutions, Spartanburg Regional has the opportunity to leverage technology to free up clinical staff,” said Nhat Ngo, executive vice president, Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development at Omnicell. “Allowing clinicians to practice at the top of their license will ultimately have great impact on patient care and satisfaction.”

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through six hospital campuses: Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg Medical Center—Mary Black Campus, Pelham Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center and Woodruff Manor. SRHS provides unparalleled cancer care through Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, with locations in Spartanburg, Greer, Union and Gaffney. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 400 physicians across Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. SRHS employs more than 9,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers and a Level I Trauma Center. In 2017, Spartanburg Medical Center was ranked No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina and the No. 2 hospital in the state by U.S. News and World Report.