Epic Interoperability - EHR Integration

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Overview

Improve Medication Management Through Your EHR

Omnicell offers direct integration between our medication dispensing system and the Cerner Millennium® electronic health record (EHR) system to improve the way you manage medications.

The Cerner interoperability removes redundant steps from nursing workflow, freeing up time for patient care and increasing medication safety.

Our Cerner integration solutions include:

Remote Medication Queuing 

Allows clinicians to preselect medications, view availability, and document waste from the EHR - functions that previously needed to be done at the cabinet.

Closed Loop Dose Accountability 

Automatically identifies variances between medications dispensed from the cabinet versus medications documented as administered and/or wasted, saving time for pharmacy and nursing.

""By developing interoperability with Epic, Omnicell has created a solution that helps us better serve our nurses and ensure they are spending the maximum amount of time with patients.""

Nilesh Desai, BS, RPh, MBA, Administrator, Pharmacy and Clinical Operations, Hackensack University Medical Center

Benefits

Details

Features

Closed Loop Dose Accountability

The EHR integration automatically compares medications dispensed and/or wasted from the cabinet versus those documented as administered in the Epic EHR system, providing:

  • Increased vigilance of controlled substance
  • Reduced time spent tracking variances

An end of shift report identifies outstanding waste for nursing.

Remote Medication Queuing

The EHR integration allows clinicians to perform many functions within the Epic system rather than at the automated dispensing cabinet. No separate Omnicell login is required, and the process for removing medications is streamlined.

From within the Epic EHR nurses can:

  • Preselect medications to be removed from the Omnicell® Automated Dispensing Cabinet
  • Check availability of medications in real time
  • Document waste and returns

This functionality helps to reduce errors and streamlines medication administration activities, allowing nurses to spend more time on patient care.

Omnicell customers around the world are responding to industry challenges by initiating change management and digital transformation strategies. On day one, these organizations experience the benefits of their journey to the autonomous pharmacy.