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December 07, 2009

Omnicell Honored With KLAS Award For Product Leadership at ASHP

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec 07, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of medication system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious third-party healthcare evaluation firm, awarded Omnicell's OmniRX(R) with the Category Leader distinction for Medication Dispensing - Decentralized for the fourth consecutive year.

"Omnicell prides itself on delivering product ingenuity that our customers appreciate and value," said J. Christopher Drew, senior vice president, field operations for Omnicell. "This is an honor for us, considering the fact that KLAS evaluated thousands of hospitals and clinic executives to come up with their rankings and determine the industry's highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty."

This year, Omnicell ranked highest in "buy again," "satisfaction with product uptime" and "functionality" to achieve the top overall ranking for their category. The company was honored with this award based on interviews KLAS conducted with executives from over 4500 hospitals and 2500 clinics. At this year's American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Conference (ASHP), Omnicell will receive recognition from KLAS for their industry achievement with an award given to Omnicell at booth #1418, at 3:00 p.m. on December 7 inside the ASHP conference hall.

"KLAS reports are created as the accurate, honest and impartial opinion of thousands of hospital and clinical executives on how they rank and value vendors," said Jason Hess, general manager, Clinical Research for KLAS. "For Omnicell to have achieved 'Category Leader' in the Med-Dispensing Decentralized segment, four years in a row, is quite an accomplishment and speaks to their strong commitment to their customers."

Out of the product categories recognized by KLAS, Omnicell achieved the highest amongst competition for "buy again." Ninety-four percent of hospital and clinical executives interviewed said they would repurchase Omnicell's medication dispensing cabinets.

OmniRX is the name for Omnicell's automated medication dispensing systems. The product is designed to increase patient safety and improve workflow efficiency. Key features in Omnicell products include guiding lights technology, advanced single-dose dispensing, bar code confirmation on restock and issue and the recently added SinglePointe(TM), proprietary software to provide a secure and easy way to stock all of a patient's medications in one convenient place, and Anywhere RN(TM), which enables nurses to manage medication orders from virtually anywhere in the patient care area.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems to enable healthcare facilities to increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Founded in 1992, Omnicell's medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for the central pharmacy, anesthesia workstations for the operating room, dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe, secure medication transportation and verification systems to the patient bedside. From a medication's arrival at the receiving dock to its dosing to the patient, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.

Omnicell supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with comprehensive supply chain solutions that result in fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room.

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About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.


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