Jan 30, 2019
Latest automated solutions help enhance quality and safety for medication management and in-house sterile compounding in pharmacy and patient care areas
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Texas Children’s Hospital will expand its Omnicell® automated medication management platform, with the addition of new automation for pharmacy and patient care areas, leveraging streamlined workflows and safety initiatives to support improved patient care and enhanced pharmacy performance.
According to an American Society of Health-system Pharmacists national survey, pharmacy directors estimate that 76 percent of staff time is spent on non-clinical activities.1 An automated medication management infrastructure empowers pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, and pharmacy staff to focus on patient and clinician satisfaction, leading to improved patient care, fewer errors, enhanced safety, and new opportunities for growth.
“As our health system continues to expand, we are constantly striving for excellence in care across our facilities,” said Gee Mathen, assistant director of Pharmacy Applications and Technical Services at Texas Children’s Hospital. “After leveraging Omnicell solutions in other areas of our hospital, we’re confident these new solutions will help bolster the care we’re providing to our patients as we continue to strive for the safest processes possible.”
Texas Children’s has selected Omnicell’s expert services, part of the Company’s autonomous approach to medication management, to support improved efficiency, regulatory compliance and outcomes. Leveraging these expert resources will allow the health system to address labor challenges and implement best practices to achieve clinical and financial goals.
XR2 as a Service combines the groundbreaking technology of Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System with dedicated resources to support a more comprehensive approach to managing pharmacy medication inventory. Designed to scale with organizational growth, XR2 will allow Texas Children’s to maximize the return on pharmacy investment, reducing administrative burden and allowing pharmacy leadership to focus on clinical care.
The health system will also be implementing Omnicell’s Robotic IV Insourcing Solution (RIIS), a unique program that combines advanced robotic technology, data and expertly trained pharmacy technician staff into a comprehensive, turnkey package that provides a streamlined path for hospitals to insource their sterile compounding operations. Insourcing IV compounding can provide up to a 66% reduction in costs, based on ROI modeling.
Additionally, in patient care areas, Texas Children’s will expand the footprint of Omnicell’s XT Series Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets, which help improve workflow efficiency, medication accountability, and patient safety for both nursing and pharmacy.
“The pharmacy care delivery system is driven by outdated human workflows and manual processes that are not only risking medication errors, but also driving up costs,” said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Omnicell. “By partnering with leading health systems like Texas Children’s to advance our Autonomous Pharmacy vision, we are enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license to transform the pharmacy care delivery model.”
About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children's Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
|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|
Connect with thousands of pharmacy professionals throughout every practice setting.