Northeast Georgia Health System Selects Omnicell Automated Medication Management Platform to Support Newly Redesigned Pharmacy

Automated solutions help enhance quality and safety for medication management and in-house sterile compounding

Dec 05, 2018

Mountain View, California

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has selected the Omnicell® automated medication management platform to support the hospital’s pharmacy redesign as it looks to meet the needs of its community today and in the future. Through streamlined workflows and enhanced data insights, Omnicell’s automation and cloud-based predictive intelligence will support enhanced medication management and pharmacy performance.

According to a recent poll, 93 percent of healthcare executives are seeking answers to how to best support data analytics at their organizations.1 NGMC chose Omnicell’s technology to help better utilize its health data analytics through the Performance Center™, a complete enterprise software solution with ongoing expert services to proactively monitor pharmacy operations and recommend actions for improved operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and patient outcomes.

NGMC has also selected Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System to automate critical workflows to maximize inventory control, help improve efficiency and increase medication safety. The redesigned pharmacy will also feature IVX Workflow and i.v.STATION™, workflow and robotic sterile compounding solutions designed to enhance patient safety, improve dose accuracy, and support compliance while reducing costs. NGMC will power its sterile compounding production through Omnicell’s Robotic IV Insourcing SolutionTM (RIIS), a unique program that combines advanced robotic technology, data and expertly trained pharmacy technician staff into a comprehensive, turnkey package that provides a streamlined path for hospitals to insource their sterile compounding.

“As medication costs continue to rise, we need to maintain visibility of our medication supply chain and also be able to identify opportunities to streamline workflows,” said Melissa Frank, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy at Northeast Georgia Health System. “By enhancing our existing automation platform with the most current Omnicell solutions, we will be able to support our patient safety goals and better meet the healthcare needs of our community.”

On patient floors, NGMC will implement Omnicell’s XT Series Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets, which help improve workflow efficiency, medication accountability, and patient safety.

“When given the opportunity to redesign a health system pharmacy, utilizing technology to free up clinical staff to practice at the top of their license ultimately will have the greatest impact on patient care and satisfaction,” said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell.

ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow – the three NGMC campuses have a total of 713 beds and more than 800 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.

1 Bresnick, Jennifer. “93% Of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics, CDI.” HealthITAnalytics, HealthITAnalytics, 22 Oct. 2018.