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January 11, 2011

Omnicell's OmniLinkRx Honored with KLAS Award in Medication Order Management Systems

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of medication management solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious third-party healthcare evaluation firm, awarded Omnicell's OmniLinkRx® with the Category Leader distinction for Medication Order Management Systems in the 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. This is the second consecutive year that OmniLinkRx received this award.

"We chose OmniLinkRx as it allowed us to transition six hospitals from a manual archiving process to a fully integrated order management platform," said Steven Howell, pharmacy manager at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. "The software allows for remote pharmacist order entry which is critical for our satellite hospitals. Our pharmacists now have greater confidence that they are providing the safest and fastest possible care to our patients."

OmniLinkRx automates communication of medication orders between nursing and the pharmacy, improving the efficiency and productivity for both departments. OmniLinkRx can also be used as a complement to Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) installations. By integrating easily and coexisting with the rest of the pharmacy information system, OmniLinkRx eliminates interruptions caused by lost, misplaced or illegible paperwork, which often leads to delayed patient therapy. OmniLinkRx allows for faster order time, reduced time spent processing and verifying medication orders, elimination of paper management, and increased service to the nursing units.

"The KLAS ranking validates Omnicell's commitment to deliver medication management solutions that help to ensure high quality patient care," said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Omnicell vice president, global marketing and product development. "We are honored to be recognized by our customers and KLAS as an industry leader in medication order management systems."

Omnicell has also received a KLAS ranking for the OmniRx® automated dispensing system for five consecutive years.  From 2006 to 2009, OmniRx was awarded as the Product Leader in automated dispensing systems.  In 2010, OmniRx was awarded the "Best in KLAS" distinction, which marked the first year that the Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets (over 200 beds) market segment winner was honored with a "Best in KLAS" award. Omnicell was also recognized as 2010 Category Leader for Pharmacy Automation Medication Carousels for its WorkflowRx™ and carousel.

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.

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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