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Rice Memorial Hospital Implements SinglePointe(TM) Automated Patient-Specific Management Solution From Omnicell
Date:4/9/2008

Success of software implementation to be discussed during Omnicell educational

programs April 15 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, and April 22 at

The Mid-America Club in Chicago

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and WILLMAR, Minn., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities, and Rice Memorial Hospital today announced the successful implementation of SinglePointe(TM), a total automated patient-specific medication management solution. As a city-owned major healthcare facility in Minnesota licensed for 136 beds, Rice Memorial Hospital uses the SinglePointe solution from Omnicell to provide its nurses and pharmacists with a single point of access for all patient medications that is simpler and safer.

Results of the Rice Memorial Hospital SinglePointe solution implementation will be presented during educational Omnicell programs that are free of charge. On Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. EDT at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, NC, Elizabeth Kadlec, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist at Rice Memorial Hospital, will present real-world success stories covering pre- and post-SinglePointe implementations. On Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. CDT at The Mid-America Club in Chicago, Carnie Allex, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy at Rice Memorial Hospital, will repeat the presentation. The dinner programs will both begin at 5:30 p.m. local time. Registration is required. To register, please send an email with your request to kentr@omnicell.com.

"With the integration of the SinglePointe solution, Rice Memorial is benefiting from a unique patient-specific system that sets a new industry standard which reduces complexity and improves patient safety," said Allex. "We look forward to sharing lessons learned from the installation as well as post-implementation improvements."

"The SinglePointe solution helps clinicians reduce risk and increase patient safety by ensuring that each medication for every patient is stored in one convenient location on the patient care unit," added Richard Caldwell, Sr. Product Manager, Medication Systems Omnicell, Inc. "Rice Memorial Hospital clinicians can now focus more of their time on patient care by avoiding error-prone work-arounds and delays."

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities. Since 1992, Omnicell has worked to enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Omnicell's medication-use product line includes solutions for the central pharmacy, nursing unit, operating room, and patient bedside. Solutions range from complete automation systems for the central pharmacy to nursing unit and bedside dispensing cabinet systems. From the point at which a medication arrives at the receiving dock to the time it is administered, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.

Our supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit http://www.omnicell.com.

About Rice Memorial Hospital

The Rice Memorial Hospital service area encompasses 14 counties in west central Minnesota and provides health care to over 220,000 patients. It has remained on the forefront of health care delivery in west central Minnesota by continually adding new technology and providing its staff with the education and training to help them in their careers. The Rice Memorial team of professionals knows that the technical care is only the beginning. They understand that addressing the emotional needs and the dignity of patients and their loved ones is just as important as technical expertise to the total health care experience. For more information please visit http://www.ricehospital.com


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