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December 07, 2009

Omnicell to Preview New Mobile Medication Management System at Hospital Pharmacists Conference

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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 will preview the Omnicell Mobile Medication System, a fully-integrated, closed loop and transportable solution that "bridges the gap," extending safe and secure transportation of medications from the automated dispensing cabinet to the patient bedside. Featuring Omnicell's Anywhere RN(TM) and SafetyMed(R) software, this solution will streamline administrative processes related to medication administration and give nurses more time for patient care to improve clinical outcomes.

The Omnicell Mobile Medication System will be demonstrated at the Omnicell exhibit in booth #1418 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) conference in Las Vegas, NV. December 6-10.

"The Omnicell Mobile Medication System serves as the 'last piece of the puzzle' in medication automation. This integrated system gives nurses an easy-to-use, intuitive solution that simplifies tedious processes related to medication management while ensuring secure transport of medications right up to the patient's bedside," said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, vice president, global marketing and product development. "We will continue to introduce new solutions to help healthcare providers streamline their processes in order to increase patient safety in their hospitals."

The Omnicell Mobile Medication System provides clinicians with a fully-integrated solution that includes Omnicell's SafetyMed and the new Anywhere RN software to reduce the risk of medication errors and increase workflow efficiencies. Anywhere RN enables remote access to many automated dispensing cabinet functions, while SafetyMed verifies the "five rights" of medication administration at the point of care.

For clinical staff, the Omnicell Mobile Medication System offers guiding lights technology, and advanced two-dimensional bar code capabilities for patient identification and medication administration verification. The closed loop solution also enables real-time reconciliation by identifying which medications have been administered compared to what has been issued from the automated dispensing cabinet. As with all of Omnicell's solutions, the Omnicell Mobile Medication System is aimed at decreasing repetitive administrative tasks to allow more time to focus on patient care.

"Omnicell's automated medication management systems have always proven to be ideal solutions to use in our hospital due to their advanced features and functionality, combined with the company's high standard of service and support throughout the adoption, installation and implementation processes," said Lachelle Below, Pharm.D., informatics pharmacist for Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, MN. "By automating drug management all the way to the patient bedside, Omnicell will take our hospital's safety measures to another level by enabling our nurses to offer a higher standard of care for our patients."

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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