Hospital Cart helps reduce inefficiencies and inventory.

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Using automated dispensing and monitoring, medical-grade wireless Supply Mobile Cart helps hospitals decrease errors associated with manual charging and restocking of high-value items. Automated lot, serial number, and expiration date tracking increases dispensing accuracy, promoting patient safety and regulatory compliance. Clinicians can access specialty supplies from any location at any time, and guiding light technology directs user to selected supplies.



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Omnicell Helps Hospitals Reduce Inefficiencies and Inventory Costs in Hospital Speciality Areas with New Automated Wireless Supply Mobile Cart



Innovative medical grade wireless cart helps hospitals decrease errors associated with manual charging and manual re-stocking of high value items

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 17 -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today introduced its medical grade wireless Supply Mobile Cart that allows clinicians to access specialty supplies quickly, securely and efficiently from any location at any time. When using this new battery powered, automated dispensing Supply Mobile Cart from Omnicell, hospitals benefit from reduced inventories, an increase in captured charges as well as a more accurate and automated replenishment of rolling stock.

"Having a supply cart that is easier to use and easier to move meets the unique needs of clinicians in specialty areas such as operating rooms, cath labs, and emergency departments," said Gary Rakes, Director of Materials Management, St, Patrick's Hospital, Missoula, MT. "Features such as automatic monitoring of supply usage to ensure constant availability of needed items allows for improved cost management and efficiency for high priced items often stocked here."

Specific uses of the Supply Mobile Cart from Omnicell may include: emergency supplies, suture cart, Port-a-Cath(R) cart, ventriculo-peritoneal cart (VP shunt cart), peripherally inserted central catheter cart (PICC line cart), pace maker cart (IACD), orthopedic hardware or aneurysm clip cart. The cart can also be used as a stent cart or for securing other high cost supplies that need to be moveable.

"Current hospital supply carts are inefficient and require manual processes that can result in inaccurate or lost charges as well as over and under stocking," said Robert Mullenger, group product line manager, Omnicell, Inc. "By combining an automated supply process with a wireless mobile cart, we are offering care providers a tool that is easier to use and easier to move that results in increased patient safety and work efficiency."

The wireless Supply Mobile Cart from Omnicell reduces costs by automating both the replenishment of supplies and the billing process so that inventories are minimized and all charges are captured accurately. To improve patient safety and regulatory compliance, automated lot, serial number and expiration date tracking increases dispensing accuracy and reduces the possibility of errors. Guiding light technology includes both drawer location light and product dedicated lights that guide the user to the selected supplies. In addition, clinical based workflow tracks supplies in the operating room (OR) from central sterile, OR core, OR suites and rolling stock; and in the cath lab, procedure based workflow tracks supplies to the physician, case type, technician and patient.

For more information please visit the Omnicell booth #1309 at the AHRMM08 annual conference and exhibition at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, July 20-23, or visit www.omnicell.com/.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) is a leading provider of systems targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities. Since 1992, Omnicell has worked to enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Omnicell's medication-use product line includes solutions for the central pharmacy, nursing unit, operating room, and patient bedside. Solutions range from complete automation systems for the central pharmacy to nursing unit and bedside dispensing cabinet systems. From the point at which a medication arrives at the receiving dock to the time it is administered, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.

Our supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit www.omnicell.com/.

Omnicell, the Omnicell logo design and SafetyMed are registered trademarks of Omnicell, Inc.

All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

CONTACT: Deborah Reinert of Omnicell, Inc., +1-650-251-6403, deborahr@omnicell.com; or Linda Capcara of LVA Communications, +1-480-229-7090, linda@lva.com, for Omnicell, Inc.

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