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Automated Dispensing Cabinets
Considered the most important pharmacy technology used today, automated dispensing cabinets play a critical role in medication safety and nurse efficiency.
It’s the ongoing dilemma. Anesthesia providers need instant access to medications, but pharmacy wants tighter control. With Omnicell medication workstations designed for the operating room you can have both.
Disparate healthcare systems create disjointed workflow and extra steps for caregivers. In order to increase efficiency and prevent errors, healthcare providers increasingly need interoperability between systems.
Improve Medication Management Through Your EHR
Omnicell offers direct integration between our medication dispensing system and the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system to improve the way you manage medications. The interoperability removes redundant steps from
Remote Medication Queuing - Allows clinicians to preselect medications, view availability, and document waste from the EHR functions that previously needed to be done at the cabinet.
Closed Loop Dose Accountability - Automatically identifies variances between medications dispensed from the cabinet versus medications documented as administered and/or wasted, saving time for pharmacy and nursing.
Streamlines the medication administration process
Helps prevent medication errors
Improves nurse satisfaction and enables more time with patients
Increases controlled substance accountability for pharmacy and nursing
Closed Loop Dose Accountability
The EHR integration automatically compares medications dispensed and/or wasted from the cabinet versus those documented as administered in the Epic EHR system, providing:
Increased vigilance of controlled substances
Reduced time spent tracking variances
An end of shift report identifies outstanding waste for nursing.
Remote Medication Queuing
The EHR integration allows clinicians to perform many functions within the Epic system rather than at the automated dispensing cabinet. No separate Omnicell login is required, and the process for removing medications is streamlined.
From within the Epic EHR nurses can:
Preselect medications to be removed from the Omnicell® Automated Dispensing Cabinet
Check availability of medications in real time
Document waste and returns
This functionality helps to reduce errors and streamlines medication administration activities, allowing nurses to spend more time on patient care.