January 23, 2018

Omnicell Joins Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies, is pleased to announce it has joined the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative. With members including industry leaders, stakeholders, and policy makers, the organization seeks to support the proliferation of meaningful use for Health IT. Omnicell’s alliance with the Collaborative reaffirms its support of the integration of pharmacy information technology to advance quality patient care.

As the healthcare landscape becomes increasingly unpredictable, it is critical that care remain accessible and affordable. The Collaborative seeks to ensure HIT supports pharmacists in healthcare service delivery, achieves pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange and supports national quality initiatives enabled by HIT. Participation in this organization accurately reflects Omnicell’s corporate mission to revolutionize the patient medication experience and elevate the role of the pharmacist in all care settings.

“Omnicell supports the role of the pharmacist in improving medication use and patient health outcomes across the healthcare continuum. We applaud the work of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative to integrate pharmacist-provided patient care services into the National HIT interoperable framework,” said Rebecca Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA, director of Clinical Healthcare Strategy at Omnicell, Inc. “We look forward to working with the Collaborative to foster and perpetuate integration of the pharmacist as an active member of the healthcare team.”

“We are pleased that Omnicell has made the decision to join the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative. This reinforcement from the healthcare industry is key to succeeding with our strategic plan as we seek to create more opportunities and support for pharmacists,” said Shelly Spiro, executive director, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative. “We look forward to working cohesively to close gaps in healthcare delivery, and elevate the role of the pharmacist.”

The HIT Collaborative is led by council members comprised of representatives from numerous pharmacy leadership organizations, including the AACP, ACPE, AMCP,APhA, ASCP, ASHP, NASPA and NCPA. The Collaborative utilizes workgroups and committees to make progress in the areas of billing, documentation, communication standardization, and EHRs. The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative supports pharmacists across all care settings, including those working in pharmacy education and education accreditation.

Learn more about the Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative by visiting its website here.

About the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative is a coalition of eight professional pharmacy associations and additional stakeholders representing the pharmacy profession in all matters related to health information technology. Additional implementation resources are available on the Resource Center page of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative website.

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