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November 9, 2015

Omnicell to provide medication automation and safety solutions to SickKids

Omnicell has been selected by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for its medication automation and safety solutions to help ensure a high level of medication security and safety and reduce operational inefficiencies in patient care.

Omnicell has been selected by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for its medication automation and safety solutions to help ensure a high level of medication security and safety and reduce operational inefficiencies in patient care.

Omnicell technology is intended to efficiently distribute, store and manage an inventory of medications throughout the hospital.

SickKids, a premiere paediatric care centre in Canada with a 285-bed facility, will install automated medication cabinets in patient care areas and operating rooms, as well as a system to manage controlled substances in the central pharmacy.

Prior to selecting Omnicell solutions, a thorough evaluation process was carried out that included on-site demos, visits to other hospital facilities and meetings with stakeholders and hospital leaders.

"We are keen to support the Hospital for Sick Children’s mission to improve the health of children by providing the best in family centred care."

Omnicell systems have been designed to help reduce nurses’ time on medication management tasks, so they can spend more time interacting with patients.

Omnicell Sales and Marketing executive vice-president Chris Drew said: "As we continue to expand our international presence, we’re pleased to add a pediatric hospital with such an impeccable reputation to the Omnicell family.

"We are keen to support the Hospital for Sick Children’s mission to improve the health of children by providing the best in family centred care."

Omnicell is focused on supplying automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the healthcare continuum.

The company’s automation and analytics solutions have been used by more than 3,000 customers worldwide to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety.

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