Omnicell Advances Medication Safety and Nurse Workflows with New Interoperability between Automated Dispensing Cabinets and EHR at Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC's implementation of this integration was championed by various members of hospital leadership, including nursing informatics and pharmacy management. The new solution integrates two separate operations into one application, the EHR. With a single login nurses can preselect medications to be removed from the cabinet, check availability of medications in real time in the cabinet, and even document waste from the interoperable EHR.
Nurses are responsible for interacting with the automated medication dispensing cabinets, and research has shown that 33% of the time they spend at the cabinets can be eliminated if true interoperability between systems could be achieved.i Hackensack anticipates the "new-found time" enabled by streamlining the medication order process may support increased time for nurses to interact with patients. Integration also has patient safety implications. Half of nurses surveyed said they have witnessed a medical error because of lack of device coordination.ii
"We are excited to be leading innovation in interoperability and implementing a solution that should establish a new gold standard around the delivery of patient care in a timely manner," said
The interoperability implemented at HackensackUMC will be featured at HIMSS 2015 in the following areas and activities:
- Omnicell Booth #1802
- The Interoperability Showcase Booth #2084-28:
Omnicellwill demonstrate seamless interoperability with other vendors in the medication dispensing process, including exchange and use of data directly through the Epic Hyperspace application.
- The Intelligent Health Pavilion Booth #6656-29
Intelligent Health Pavilion Theater: Nilesh Desaiwill highlight HackensackUMC's new integration in a presentation titled "Workflow Optimization through Interoperability" on Monday, April 13at 4 p.m. CT.
Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer of HackensackUMC's Information Technology said; "At HackensackUMC, we care about one thing most of all and that is the patient. Everything we do is to ensure the patient receives the highest quality care by providing clinicians with the right information at the right time in the right format and in the right location to make the right decision. Enabling the interoperability between
"It is incumbent upon us as an industry leader to meet the needs of our hospital customers with solutions that deliver on their promise of improving patient care and at the same time work well with other IT systems in their ecosystem," said
The following additional
- Omnicell Booth #1802: In addition to demonstrating interoperability with the two leading EHR systems, Pandora analytics will be featured, which aggregates data from several
Omnicellmedication and supply automation systems.
- The Intelligent Health Pavilion Booth #6656-29:
- Interoperability of the
OmnicellAnesthesia Workstations and Codonics Safe Label System aids in improving workflow and patient safety in the operating room by reducing steps that do not add clinical value. The integration of the two systems, which improves inventory control and charge capture with bar code scanning technology, can be seen in the Operating Room Use Case.
- The OptiFlex point-of-use supply management system used to manage pre-sorted general supplies for each patient will also be featured in the OR.
- The Savvy mobile medication workstation is included in the ICU Use Case, allowing the nurse to queue up medications at the patient bedside.
- The Omnicell M5000 will be featured in the Outpatient Pharmacy Use Case as the first pharmacy automation system used to pack multi-medication blister cards, which promote medication adherence.
- Interoperability of the
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in
To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.
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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i South Jersey Healthcare.
ii West Health Institute. (2015). Nurses Say Medical Errors Could Be Reduced If Devices Were Connected, West Health Institute Survey Shows [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.westhealth.org/news/nurses-say-medical-errors-could-be-reduced-if-devices-were-connected-west-health-institute-0
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