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Automated Dispensing Cabinets
Considered the most important pharmacy technology used today, automated dispensing cabinets play a critical role in medication safety and nurse efficiency.
It’s the ongoing dilemma. Anesthesia providers need instant access to medications, but pharmacy wants tighter control. With Omnicell medication workstations designed for the operating room you can have both.
Disparate healthcare systems create disjointed workflow and extra steps for caregivers. In order to increase efficiency and prevent errors, healthcare providers increasingly need interoperability between systems.
New Solutions Will Help Optimize Workflows and Enhance Patient Safety
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) today announced that The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville will expand its Omnicell® automated medication management platform with the addition of new automation for pharmacy and patient care areas. These new solutions will streamline workflows and safety initiatives to support improved patient care and enhanced pharmacy performance.
According to a 2018 survey of healthcare executives, 98 percent of respondents believe that automation will be important for helping to close gaps in patient care throughout the healthcare landscape.1
Upgrading medication and supply dispensing cabinets to the Omnicell XT Series Automated Dispensing Cabinets will help the Medical Center to enhance efficiency, medication accountability, and safety in patient care areas. In the Central Pharmacy, the addition of Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Manager will help improve visibility to inventory and usage, which will help enhance patient care by ensuring availability of medications.
“Adding this new technology across our system will allow us to better track medication inventory and streamline provider workflows, supporting our clinical and operational goals,” said Kim Mason, executive director of Pharmacy and Research at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Omnicell recently announced its vision for Autonomous Pharmacy, a roadmap designed to develop a zero error, fully automated medication management infrastructure that empowers pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, and pharmacy staff to focus on patient and clinician satisfaction.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to not only help improve their processes, but ultimately deliver the best possible care to their patients,” said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell.
About University of Tennessee Medical Center
The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 625-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in
1 Staff, HITC. “Survey: Automated Patient Experiences Will Transform the Delivery of Care.” Healthcare IT News, 10 Mar. 2018, hitconsultant.net/2018/03/09/automated-healthcare-patient-experience-survey/.