The Christ Hospital Health Network Selects Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Dispensing Service to Enhance Medication Inventory Management
Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced continued growth for the Company’s cloud-based solutions and technology-enabled services as it continues to drive market adoption of the Autonomous Pharmacy vision.
Omnicell is committed to transforming the pharmacy care delivery model through the Autonomous Pharmacy, a combination of hardware, software, and services that enables providers to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase human efficiencies. The Christ Hospital Health Network, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, an existing Omnicell partner, is moving toward the Autonomous Pharmacy with the adoption of the Company’s Central Pharmacy Dispensing Service which will automate critical workflows in Central Pharmacy, supported by expertly trained technicians to optimize the technology and contribute to overall operational efficiency.
Manual and disjointed processes in Central Pharmacy are a leading contributor to safety and operational challenges, with a rate of one error per every 200 dispenses.1 Not only are these manual processes leading to errors, but they are also causing pharmacists to spend 75 percent of their time on non-clinical activities,2 which has rippling effects on patient care, employee satisfaction, and turnover.
Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Dispensing Service combines advanced robotic dispensing technology, expertly trained dedicated technicians, best practice and benchmarking tools, change management expertise, and ongoing clinical optimization to maximize value and support clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. The Christ Hospital Health Network is one of the latest health systems to adopt this comprehensive solution to help enhance patient safety, reduce medication waste, and enable the reallocation of high value clinical resources.
“Automation offers many benefits, including increased safety, efficiency and cost savings, but automation on its own is not enough,” said Justin M. Gamble, PharmD, Network Director of Pharmacy at The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Through comprehensive operational service models like Central Pharmacy Dispensing Service, we are able to optimize and maximize the benefit of automation technology, allowing our staff to shift focus from logistical tasks to play a more active role in patient care initiatives.”