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Hendricks Regional Health Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency With Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0
Date:11/14/2007

Intelligence of workflow automation solution frees pharmacy staff to focus on

direct patient care activities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and DANVILLE, Ind., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and Hendricks Regional Health, a leading healthcare provider, today announced the successful installation of the Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 central pharmacy automation solution at the Hendricks Regional Health facility. Through its new user-friendly graphical user interface and intelligent workflow features Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 automates the ordering, receiving, stocking, dispensing and unit-dose packaging of medications.

Hendricks Regional Health stands out because of its corporate philosophy to "Treat People Better." By understanding patients' lives and needs, Hendricks utilizes a smarter way to practice medicine that leads to better outcomes. In line with that philosophy, Omnicell WorkflowRx enables the Hendricks central pharmacy operations to increase patient safety and efficient staff utilization, while decreasing medication inventory costs.

"The exceptional pharmacy staff at Hendricks Regional Health has been using Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 on a daily basis and have personally experienced the flexibility and efficiency it brings to our process," said Mark A. Roy, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Hendricks Regional Health. "With its added automation and intelligent workflow features, we've been able to improve patient safety while managing inventory and purchasing functions."

Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 enhances patient safety and increases productivity throughout the pharmacy automation process. The WorkflowRx 5.0 solution drives an automated unit-dose medication packaging system, and a central pharmacy carousel system to manage 100 percent of the central pharmacy inventory and dispensing tasks.

"With its implementation of the Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 solution, Hendricks Regional Health is demonstrating its leadership and commitment to operational efficiency and patient safety," said Ray Vrabel, PharmD, WorkflowRx Product Marketing Director at Omnicell. "WorkflowRx provides Hendricks with the ability to manage every pharmaceutical in the hospital, significantly reduce cart-fill time on its allocation of 50,000 doses per month and streamline its pharmacy process."

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 Hendricks Regional Health

Since 1962, Hendricks Regional Health has served as the area's leading healthcare provider by delivering innovative care with a personal touch. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians in 56 specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg and Lizton. To learn more call (317) 745-3353 or visit http://www.hendricksregional.org.


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