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July 25, 2017

White River Health System Selects Omnicell's Medication Management Solutions for Patient Safety and Long-Term Success

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that White River Health System (WRHS) in North Central Arkansas will be implementing a comprehensive set of medication management solutions on the Omnicell platform, including the Omnicell® XT Series Automated Dispensing Cabinets, XT Anesthesia Workstation™, and Central Pharmacy Manager Software in its two hospitals and a satellite Emergency Department at Cherokee Village. In addition, the health system has chosen Anywhere RN™ Remote Medication Management Software to enable nurses to remotely perform medication management tasks away from the automated dispensing cabinet.

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Hospital pharmacies are experiencing increasing challenges with rising drug prices and medication shortages. WRHS is introducing Omnicell solutions to help address these challenges and position their facilities for future growth. The XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets were designed with modern new hardware technology and smart features to bring improvements in workflow efficiency, medication accountability, and patient safety. Additionally, Omnicell'sCentral Pharmacy Manager will allow the health system to have a more complete picture of medication inventory from the central pharmacy to satellite locations.

"In evaluating medication management technologies available today, we were committed to selecting a partner that could support the long-term needs of our facilities, and we were impressed with the people in the Omnicell organization," said Maggie Williams, PharmD, BCPS, director of pharmacy, White River Medical Center (WRMC). "We also believe the Omnicell technology will help us with our current needs and evolve to meet changing requirements in the future." 

"White River Health System represents an essential organization for a diverse population of patients in its community," said J. Christopher Drew, president of North American Automation and Analytics, Omnicell. "We're inspired by their commitment to adopt new technologies that best position their entire health system for ongoing growth and success."

About White River Health System

WRMC is a 224-bed regional referral center and the flagship facility of White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices, and senior life centers.  WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health

About Omnicell

Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications and supplies across all care settings. As a leader in medication and supply dispensing automation, central pharmacy automation, IV robotics, analytics software, and medication adherence and packaging systems, Omnicell is focused on improving care across the entire healthcare continuum—from the acute care hospital setting, to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, to the patient's home.

Over 4,000 customers worldwide use Omnicell® automation and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety.

Omnicell's innovative medication adherence solutions, used by over 32,000 institutional and retail pharmacies in North America and the United Kingdom, are designed to improve patient adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions.

Recent Omnicell acquisitions, including Ateb, add distinct capabilities, particularly in central pharmacy, IV robotics, and pharmacy software, creating the broadest medication management product portfolio in the industry.

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