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Solutions to Advance Collaboration and Standardization Between Five Facilities in Recently Established Health System
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Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Rochester Regional Health (“Rochester Regional”), a five-hospital health system in western New York, has selected the Company’s medication automation solutions for its hospital floors and operating rooms to promote the highest level of patient care. Formed in 2014, Rochester Regional is currently installing Omnicell® automated medication dispensing systems in two of its five hospitals that collectively serve over 1,300 beds, with plans to implement the automation into all five facilities by 2018.
As Rochester Regional continued to consolidate its members into one cohesive health system, decision makers sought to simplify workflows for pharmacists and nurses and to help support standardization of processes that will benefit patients across the health system.
After conducting a thorough evaluation that involved stakeholders from each of the five facilities, as well as representatives from pharmacy, nursing and the C-suite, Rochester Regional found that Omnicell solutions would best support its long-term goals as it further integrates and streamlines operations in the coming years.
“Patient care and patient safety are paramount at all Rochester Regional Health facilities,” said Emily O’Banion, Rochester Regional Health Senior Vice President, Integrated Health Care Delivery. “The Omnicell solution allows us to achieve our goals of standardization of medication processes and is closely aligned with our electronic medical record system.”
“We are excited to join Rochester Regional as they continue to develop their unified position as a leading health system in the western New York region,” said J. Christopher Drew, President, North American Automation and Analytics for Omnicell. “By partnering early in the health system’s history, we embrace the opportunity to support both operational and clinical excellence as they continue to offer leading patient care across their hospitals.”
About Rochester Regional Health
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system provides care from 150 locations, including five hospitals; more than 100 primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers and ambulatory campuses; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health, the region’s second-largest employer, was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015. Learn more at rochesterregionalhealth.org
Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been creating innovative solutions to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for medication and supply management across the entire health care continuum—from the acute care hospital setting, to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, to the patient’s home.
Over 4,000 customers worldwide use Omnicell automation and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. The recent acquisition of Aesynt adds distinct capabilities, particularly in central pharmacy and IV robotics, creating the broadest medication management product portfolio in the industry.
The Omnicell SureMed solution provides innovative medication adherence packaging to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 7,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.