MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell , Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced its Omnicell G4 Unity platform at the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV.
The G4 Unity platform features a single, shared medication database that connects all G4 Unity solutions to enable complete medication and supply tracking from the controlled substance vault to medication and supply cabinets, the OR and to the bedside. The unified database also helps to eliminate redundant data entry that can lead to errors. The platform is powered by the enterprise-class OmniCenter® server, which centrally manages Omnicell medication and supply dispensing systems and now stores up to seven years of data, enabling quick retrieval and analysis of extended historical information. The ability to store seven years of data is a critical and growing compliance factor in several U.S. states. G4 Unity solutions leverage robust software, computing power and hardware from Microsoft, Intel and Dell. The consistent look and feel of the G4 Unity solution user interface simplifies workflow tasks for busy healthcare providers.
The G4 Unity platform offers capabilities that enhance the user experience, and provides a foundation for ongoing innovations to keep pace with changing regulatory and workflow requirements. In addition, the G4 Unity solutions allow hospitals to connect to electronic health records and other healthcare information systems to improve functionality and simplify system administration.Omnicell will introduce a number of product enrichments at ASHP. Among these new enhancements is the latest release of Omnicell's Controlled Substance Management System (CSM) which provides electronic facility-wide ordering of controlled substances from the Drug Enforcement Administration's Controlled Substance Ordering System and wholesalers based on established par and reorder points. The automated receiving process improves the accuracy of medication costs and drug information introduced into the system. The robust ordering and receiving functionality streamlines controlled substance inventory demands to a single purchasing platform, providing a system-wide view of inventory usage and medication expenditures. Omnicell will also demonstrate the latest release of Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software. Anywhere RN provides clinicians unmatched, state-of-the-art functionality. For example, in direct response to customer input, the latest version features enhanced privacy for patient data and more flexible options including the ability to configure remote wasting. With the new software release, Omnicell has also enhanced the existing medication and supply dispensing technology for the long-term non-acute care market by adding the ability to support multiple time zones from a single server. This allows users such as institutional pharmacies to streamline operations, reduce costs and simplify reporting.