Infirmary Health Adopts Omnicell’s Sterile Compounding Solutions and Services
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Infirmary Health, a five-hospital health system in Alabama, has chosen Omnicell® IV solutions to support their sterile compounding operation, helping enhance patient safety and reduce pharmacy outsourcing costs. Infirmary Health will be implementing three i.v. STATION Non-hazardous Compounding Robot and Omnicell's new IVX Workflow technology, part of the Company's industry-leading medication management automation platform, in four hospitals across the health system. Additionally, the system will leverage Omnicell's Robotic IV Insourcing Solution (RIIS™), a comprehensive, turnkey approach to insourcing the hospital's sterile compounding. IV medication safety is a top priority for many hospital leaders, who are working to mitigate safety concerns associated with sterile compounding. According to Pharmacy Purchasing & Products' State of Pharmacy Compounding 2017, 44 percent of healthcare facilities expect to see an increase in in-house compounding volumes over the next three years.1
Seeking opportunities to enhance outcomes and achieve greater efficiencies led Infirmary Health to identify Omnicell's robotics and workflow automation solutions to achieve operational goals while enhancing patient safety. The health system will implement these technologies later this year.
Through RIIS, a partnership that combines advanced robotic technology, data, and expertly trained pharmacy technician support staff, the pharmacy gains the tools and resources needed to create a safer, more accurate and ultimately more cost-effective IV compounding operation.
“Leveraging IV robotics and workflow solutions will enhance patient safety and improve efficiency across our facilities,” said Lee Ann Cain, RPh, vice president, Pharmacy Services, Infirmary Health. As a strategic partner in this systemwide initiative, Omnicell provides continual support to help us achieve our key performance goals.
“Automating sterile compounding will help Infirmary Health's efforts in creating a safer, more accurate and most cost-effective IV pharmacy,” said Douglas Descalzi, vice president and general manager of IV Solutions at Omnicell. “We look forward to continued partnership to enhance control, efficiency and outcomes.”
About Infirmary Health
Infirmary Health is the largest non-governmental health care system in the state of Alabama. It serves an 11-county area of south Alabama and north Escambia County, Florida, with 700 active physicians on the medical staff and more than 5,600 employees. Infirmary Health is composed of five acute care hospitals, three post-acute facilities, a physician clinic network with more than 30 locations, six diagnostic imaging centers, two full service breast centers and a freestanding emergency department, along with other affiliated entities.
1 Pharmacy Purchasing & Products, “State of Pharmacy Compounding 2017,” April 2017. https://www.pppmag.com/digitalmag/Main.php?MagNo=185&PageNo=1#page/1