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February 16, 2012

Omnicell Will Demonstrate Medication Automation Interoperability at HIMSS 2012

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will showcase its interoperable Modular EHR certified G4 platform at the 2012 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas at booth #6123.

The new Omnicell fourth generation suite of solutions is designed for ease of integration with hospitals' installed information systems. The Omnicell G4 platform includes its Automated Dispensing Cabinets with an integrated Medication Label Printer, Controlled Substance Management (CSM) System, Savvy™ Mobile Medication System and the newly redesigned Anesthesia Workstation™ G4, all of which operate from a single database to increase efficiency and accuracy. Omnicell is the only company offering an automated dispensing system that is Modular EHR certified for meaningful use that works with virtually any HIS vendor.

In addition, Omnicell will showcase the new Pandora® Financials, a customizable analytics software application for hospitals that presents actionable dashboard-style medication and supply inventory reports, enabling providers to easily see trends, quickly identify ways to reduce costs, and actively optimize inventory levels at remote cabinets.

Omnicell has also been selected to demonstrate its Automated Dispensing Systems' hassle-free interoperability at the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase. Omnicell will be presenting as part of a Labor and Delivery profile in the Interoperability Showcase in Exhibit Booth #11000 in Hall G. This demonstration will weave together more than five connected clinical health IT solutions in a cohesive scenario to illustrate how the use of interoperable standards-based systems improve patient care. This is the second consecutive year that Omnicell will be the only automated medication system demonstrating integration with other vendors in the Showcase.

The demonstration will feature Omnicell's automated dispensing cabinet interfacing with the other vendors to show delivery coordination of a newly admitted obstetrics patient.  In the scenario, a software vendor will process the patient admission and send the information to the Omnicell medication management system. A medication order for the patient is verified by the pharmacist and sent via the information system to the Omnicell cabinet, which will seamlessly receive the medication order. A nurse then remotely issues the drug using Omnicell's Anywhere RN™ software running on the Savvy Mobile Medication System, allowing removal of the drug from the cabinet. Omnicell's SafetyStock® bar code confirmation software then ensures that the correct medication has been dispensed, which is automatically communicated back to the pharmacy.

"Omnicell is a leader in implementing interoperable solutions that allow critical clinical information to be shared across disparate systems," said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Omnicell vice president, global marketing and product development. "Our expertise in interfacing with the leading hospital information systems helps ensure that clinicians have access to the correct information for patients throughout the hospital enterprise to enhance efficiency and optimize patient safety."

Omnicell will also be presenting on the topic of Providing Seamless Integration of the Medication Automation Process on Tuesday, February 21 at 3:15 p.m. in the Education Theater of the Interoperability Showcase.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of automated and business information solutions enabling hospitals and healthcare systems to streamline the medication administration process and manage costly medical supplies for increased operational efficiency and enhanced patient safety. Through seamless integration with a hospital's existing IT infrastructure, Omnicell solutions empower healthcare facilities to achieve comprehensive automation of medication and supply management from the arrival at the loading dock to the patient's bedside. Omnicell also provides healthcare facilities with business analytics software designed to improve medication diversion detection and regulatory compliance.

Since 1992, more than 2,500 hospital customers worldwide have relied on Omnicell's medication automation, supply chain, and hospital analytics solutions to increase patient safety, improve efficiency and address changing healthcare regulations while providing effective control of costs, charge capture for payer reimbursement and inventory management of medications and supplies.

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