Omnicell Launches Vision for Fully Digitized, Autonomous Pharmacy at Annual ASHP Midyear Meeting
With more than
"Radical change in pharmacy care delivery is needed to improve the system," said
To execute on the vision of a fully digitized and autonomous pharmacy,
- Automation – innovative solutions designed to digitize and streamline workflows
- Intelligence – predictive intelligence that provides actionable insights to better understand medication usage and improve pharmacy supply chain management
- Work – expert services that serve as an extension of pharmacy operations to support improved efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes
"Medication is the largest line item in our operating expenses and the fastest growing. Complications like shortages, high drug prices and complicated electronic records make managing medications a challenge," said
Omnicell Performance Center Clinical and Diversion Insights
Customers of the Performance Center have realized significant savings, on average two to three percent of annual drug spend, through existing capabilities designed to drive inefficiency and waste out of the medication supply chain. Continuing on that mission to improve business and patient outcomes, new capabilities will be available through the Performance Center in 2019.
More than 90% of hospital administrators report that increased drug prices are severely impacting their budgets. As inpatient drug spend continues to outpace payer reimbursement, health systems need to have better insight to the impact of medication usage on the total cost of care.2 Clinical Insights ties medication use with patient outcomes, giving pharmacy leaders the confidence to optimize medication therapy while managing cost.
Customers will have the ability to evaluate medication efficacy in specific patient populations, monitor and track trends among prescribers of "high risk" and "high cost" medication, and leverage comparative analysis within a health system or across Performance Center's customer base.
With controlled substance security and accountability being a high priority for health systems, Performance Center's Diversion Insights offers a unique diversion monitoring service in conjunction with Omnicell Analytics, an advanced diversion detection tool. Combining skilled clinical resources with advanced analytics, Diversion Insights helps identify potential diversion activity for customers, and quickly brings potential cases to the forefront. Customers are also provided dashboards for monitoring diversion prevention program successes.
XR2 as a Service
With the launch of
As pharmacist and technician labor requirements have increased significantly over the last 10 years3, these expert resources will help health system pharmacies address labor challenges and implement best practice optimization to achieve clinical and financial goals. XR2 as a Service is designed to scale to organizational growth and maximize the return on pharmacy investment, reducing administrative burden and allowing pharmacy leadership to focus on clinical care.
IV Compounding Workflow Management
Accuracy in sterile compounding is pivotal to hospital pharmacies improving patient safety and managing risk, as 55 percent of healthcare facilities expect to see an increase in in-house compounding volumes over the next three years.4
These innovative solutions, which complement integrated technologies in central pharmacy, clinician workflow, and medication adherence automation, support the next major step toward the
To learn more, visit www.omnicell.com or follow along on Twitter using #autonomousrx.
1, 2 Trends in Hospital Inpatient Drug Costs: Issues and Challenges. NORC.
3 "ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings: Dispensing and administration—2017,"
4 2018 State of Pharmacy Compounding. Pharmacy Purchasing and Products.
Supporting the highest level of patient safety is essential to excellent patient care. As a leader in medication and supply dispensing automation, central pharmacy automation, IV robotics, analytics software, and medication adherence and packaging systems,
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