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January 26, 2015

Omnicell to Supply Medication Automation to Major U.S. Cancer Center

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, has selected Omnicell's medication automation and analytics solutions to improve workflow and coordination of care between pharmacy and nursing professionals.

The implementation of Omnicell's medication dispensing technology at MSK facilities will help increase drug storage capacity in all locations and simplify workflows for more than 2,000 nurses, bolstering the Center's long-standing reputation for comprehensive and effective cancer care.

The Omnicell products selected by Memorial Sloan Kettering include:

  • OmniRx® automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs), including the integrated Medication Label Printer that allows nurses to print patient-specific labels right from the ADC during medication issue. The ADCs also include the Touch & Go™ advanced biometric ID system, designed to improve efficiency and security.
  • Controlled Substance Manager (CSM) designed to improve the management of narcotics throughout the continuum of care. CSM provides perpetual inventory management and an automated audit trail to help the pharmacy comply with regulatory standards. It includes a time-saving purchasing platform to automate the medication ordering with distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration's Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS).
  • OmniDispenser™ is a high security single dose dispensing module designed for controlled substance storage. OmniDispenser dispenses each dose individually, virtually eliminating the need for countbacks.
  • Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software, a unique web-based application that allows nurses to remotely access the Omnicell dispensing cabinets at their convenience from virtually any hospital workstation, to streamline workflow and minimize interruptions that can lead to medication administration errors.
  • SinglePointe™ patient medication management software, which handles and secures up to 100 percent of a patient's medications within the automated dispensing cabinets to improve pharmacy and nursing workflow efficiency and reduce the chance for medication errors or missed doses.
  • Medication Carousel, an automated pharmacy retrieval system that integrates with WorkflowRx™ software for comprehensive medication inventory management.
  • WorkflowRx™, a server-based pharmacy inventory management software program that integrates with the Medication Carousel and automates the ordering, receiving, stocking and picking processes.

"We are extremely proud to be working with Memorial Sloan Kettering and supporting their world class clinical care teams with solutions that enable the best possible care," said Chris Drew, executive vice president, field operations at Omnicell. "To be associated with this Center is an honor that further fuels our passion for developing future innovations to advance the great work of pharmacists and nurses at hospitals around the world."

About Omnicell

Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been creating new efficiencies to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire health care continuum—from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home.

More than 3,000 customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell Automation and Analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Medication Adherence solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.

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