The University of South Alabama (USA) Health System in Mobile, Alabama, US, has selected Omnicell for automated medication management solutions throughout USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital.
The University of South Alabama Health System has chosen the Omnicell G4 medication management technology as it can be integrated with its Siemens information system.
The University of South Alabama Medical Center pharmacy director Steve Bethea said Omnicell's advanced medication management technology directly supports the University of South Alabama Medical Center's mission of providing the highest quality medical care.
"We selected Omnicell's G4 solutions because they provide tighter medication and inventory control, and superior ease of use," Bethea added.
"All of these benefits increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes. Our Omnicell investment is a win for clinicians and it is a win for patients."
The Omnicell G4 medication management system is expected to exchange data with the health system's clinical information systems such as a computerised physician order entry system, an electronic health record system and a bedside bar code scanning system for medication administration.
Omnicell cabinets will handle the additional capacity to fit the needs of paediatric medications and the integrated medication label printer is an essential safety feature, according to USA.
The health system also plans to implement Omnicell solutions including WorkFlowRx, SinglePointe, OmniDispenser, Anywhere RN, and Savvy at both the USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Omnicell field operations executive vice president Christopher Drew said, "Omnicell is a well matched partner for the University of South Alabama Health System because both organisations strive to do whatever it takes to help patients get better, faster."