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Omnicell Introduces the Next Generation Central Pharmacy Automation Solution
Date:10/11/2007

WorkflowRx(TM) offering boosts pharmacy efficiency, improves dispensing accuracy, and allows hospital pharmacies to accurately manage costs and

inventory

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities for improving patient safety and operational efficiency, today announced the Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 central pharmacy automation solution. With its new user-friendly graphical interface, the Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0 solution allows pharmacy staff to complete automated dispensing, unit-dose packaging and other inventory maintenance tasks simultaneously. The WorkflowRx 5.0 also increases productivity and efficiency through a unique intelligent hardware recovery management feature that frees staff to focus on direct patient care activities.

"The WorkflowRx solution provides us with the ability to manage every pharmaceutical in the hospital, whether it is stored in the central pharmacy, stocked in an automated cabinet, stored in a remote nursing destination, or in a satellite pharmacy location," said David Grant, RPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacy and Respiratory Care, Chambersburg Hospital. "The WorkflowRx 5.0 solution is easy to use and maximizes the efficiency of pharmacists and technicians. After implementing the WorkflowRx solution, we've reduced our cart-fill time from 16 man-hours to 90 minutes. The result is a significantly streamlined pharmacy process with greater efficiency and patient safety and has enhanced our compliance with JHACO requirements."

"The WorkflowRx 5.0 solution is a comprehensive solution that provides a level of intelligent workflow automation that is unmatched in the industry," said Randall Lipps, chairman, president and CEO, Omnicell. "It brings maximum value and efficiency to the user experience and enhances safety and security from the pharmacy all the way to the patient's bedside."

Omnicell WorkflowRx central pharmacy solutions automate the ordering, receiving, stocking, dispensing and unit-dose packaging of medications. It provides central pharmacy operations with greater patient safety and more efficient staff utilization, while decreasing medication inventory costs. The WorkflowRx 5.0 solution interfaces to Omnicell's barcode packaging system and inventory management carousel system to manage 100 percent of the central pharmacy inventory and dispensing tasks.

"Unlike existing offerings that still rely on manual processes or pick-only automation, the WorkflowRx solution automates all aspects of the medication use process in the central pharmacy," said Ray Vrabel, PharmD, WorkflowRx Product Marketing Director at Omnicell. "In addition, the flexibility of the WorkflowRx solution supports all types of pharmacy distribution methods including cart-fill, cart-less and hybrid models."

Additional new features of the WorkflowRx 5.0 solution include an integrated 340B order process that tracks 340B-eligible drug usage and automatically generates 340B-specific purchase orders, allowing participating facilities to realize the benefits of 340B pricing without complicated management of drug utilization data.

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.


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