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Omnicell launches ‘revolutionary’ new automated pharmacy system

Omnicell, a provider of medication automation solutions, has launched the latest version of its pharmacy automation machine.

The Omnicell XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, designed with input from leading health system pharmacies, streamlines critical workflows to maximize inventory control, improve operational efficiency, and increase medication safety.

The system utilizes robotic technology to eliminate numerous manual tasks, freeing up time for more value-added work, says the company. 

Glenn Huth, RPh, director of pharmacy operations at Summa Health, says: “With XR2, we can reallocate resources to support population health initiatives.

“Rather than focusing on medication inventory work in the pharmacy, our staff can get out on the floor to interact with nurses, physicians, and patients from the point of admission to discharge, which will help lead to improved patient outcomes.”

Omnicell says the XR2 is designed to meet the unique and evolving needs of pharmacy operations, and supports health systems with either centralized or decentralized models, with or without existing pharmacy automation.

The XR2 automated system is a key technological step toward the fully automated pharmacy, says Omnicell, adding that hospital systems deploying the XR2 system can benefit from the following operational efficiencies:

  • Financial returns through improved automation and better inventory management
  • Pharmacist verification exemption that can reduce staff burden
  • Reducing medication waste cost through earliest to expire dispensing algorithms
  • Eliminating the time and expense of repackaging medications

A number of hospital systems with both centralized and decentralized models already have signed commercial agreements to implement the XR2 system.

The XR2 system is part of Omnicell’s autonomous approach to medication management, leveraging hardware and workflow solutions, real-time predictive intelligence, and performance-driven partnerships to drive ongoing satisfaction and transform patient-centered care.

Omnicell will be showcasing its broad portfolio of solutions at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 52nd Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, December 4 through 7. The company will be at booth #1101.