Sep 17, 2018

Middlesex Hospital Bolsters Pharmacy Safety and Compliance by Extending Wolters Kluwer’s Simplifi 797 with Omnicell’s IVX Workflow

Hospital Selects Combined Solution for End-to-End Compliance and Workflow

Wolters Kluwer, Health and Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), today announced that Connecticut-based Middlesex Hospital has extended its use of Simplifi 797® and has chosen Omnicell’s IVX Workflow to automate the hospital’s sterile compounding operations. 

The companies provide a turnkey solution that combines the expertise and best-practice approach of quality management solution Simplifi 797 with the advanced IVX Workflow technology from Omnicell. Pharmacies can now leverage an integrated solution with powerful capabilities to improve safety, accuracy and compliance with USP <797> and USP <800> quality standards, which oversee sterile compounding practices in pharmacies.

Scrutiny of compounding policies followed a high-profile meningitis outbreak in 2012 that brought to light weaknesses in the state-level oversight of these potentially risky drugs and the contamination-prone environments where they are formulated. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ drug safety project has identified more than 71 reported compounding errors or potential errors from 2001 to 2017 linked to 1,416 adverse events and 115 deaths.

“While states boards have strengthened oversight over the last few years, pharmacies are still playing catch-up in streamlining their compounding processes, as well as in the education and training of pharmacy staff,” explained Karen Kobelski, General Manager of Safety and Surveillance at Wolters Kluwer, Health. She adds, “Many pharmacies have yet to tackle the effective management of sterile IV compounding, one of the riskiest aspects of pharmacy operations and one which remains largely untouched by advanced automation.”

Middlesex Hospital Automates IV Workflow

Middlesex Hospital is a nearly 300-bed non-profit, acute care community hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Middlesex specializes in oncology, orthopedic services, minimally invasive surgery procedures, bariatric surgery as well as pregnancy and birth services. 

Middlesex selected the combined solution to extend the capabilities it already had through Simplifi 797 for nearly three years. Middlesex Hospital had been searching for an IV workflow product for some time, evaluating the design and benefits of available products. 

“The IVX Workflow solution really stood out because it was designed to be in an IV clean room right from the start. The solution has a strong combination of software and hardware making it one of the more advanced products we evaluated,” explained Anne Marie Calamari, Middlesex Hospital’s Director of Pharmacy. “Having Simplifi 797 with the new IVX Workflow solution gives us more assurance on patient safety. And as an existing Simplifi 797 client, there is a comfort level using a solution we know while having access to the new cleanroom features.”
About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for physicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, and finance, audit, compliance, and regulatory sectors.
The company provides expert solutions - a combination of deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services - that help professionals navigate change, solve complex problems, and deliver impact in their respective fields.
Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer holds market-leading positions in 40 countries globally, represents customers across 180 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. In 2017, it reported annual revenues of €4.4 billion.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more information about our solutions, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth.


Market Buzz

Jun 03, 2019 PrimeCare® Integrates MedTek21® to Offer Facility-based Genomic Testing
May 22, 2019 Letco Med Announces the Launch of a New Industry-Leading Website and E-Commerce ...
May 17, 2019 MEDISCA Granted Planetary Mixing Patent and Exclusive Distribution Agreement
May 02, 2019 Transaction Data Systems (TDS) Delivers Smarter Approach to Claim Reconciliation
Apr 22, 2019 Visante healthcare consulting firm announces Judi Jacobi, PharmD, to join consul...
Apr 17, 2019 As an aging population demands more efficient pharmacy solutions, the founder of...
Apr 17, 2019 Adam Wallace Named Chief Technology Officer at Transaction Data Systems (TDS)
Apr 15, 2019 PharmaLink to Exhibit at 2019 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit
Apr 04, 2019 Transaction Data Systems (TDS) Announces Acquisition of Pharm Assess, Inc.
Apr 01, 2019 Chad Collins Named President of Akro-Mils and Jamco Products
Mar 22, 2019 Tutela Welcomes Octapharma Plasma
Mar 18, 2019 Verity Solutions Recognized as Category Leader for 340B Management Systems in 20...
Mar 07, 2019 Stormont Vail Health Partners with Omnicell to Enhance Medication Management Str...
Mar 06, 2019 Rebranding Focuses ALG Mission - Combining Our Best to Bring You Our Best
Mar 04, 2019 RXinsider Celebrates 20 Years, 1999 - 2019
Feb 28, 2019 Lupin launches Generic Ranolazine ER Tablets in U.S.
Feb 18, 2019 QS/1® Offers Compliance Packaging Label Solution
Feb 15, 2019 QS/1 Partnership Offers Compliant Patient Communications
Feb 14, 2019 RXinsider is Proud to Welcome our Newest Partners!
Feb 12, 2019 Albertsons Companies Pharmacies Adopt TemperPack's ClimaCell™ Packaging
Feb 07, 2019 Fagron Launches New Brand Identity and Purpose
Feb 07, 2019 Medicine-On-Time has come together with Clinical Support Services, a leader in M...
Feb 04, 2019 Letco Med and Ananda Professional Partner to Bring CBD and Education to Compound...
Jan 30, 2019 Texas Children’s Hospital Expands Partnership with Omnicell
Jan 16, 2019 Helmer Scientific Launches the First Professional Medical-grade Refrigerators
Jan 15, 2019 The Compliance Team™ celebrates 25 years of accreditation transformation
Jan 11, 2019 CORE Higher Education Group partners with Pharmacists Mutual
Jan 10, 2019 SCA Pharma Awarded National Outsourced I.V. Admixture Services Agreement with Pr...
Jan 08, 2019 Tutela Welcomes the Center for Organ Recovery and Education
Dec 13, 2018 PharmaLink Launches Updated Website

RXinsider Product Overview Videos