In this series, we are featuring some of the thousands of vendors who will be participating in the HIMSS15 conference and trade show. Through it, we hope to offer readers a closer look at some of the solution providers who will either be in attendance – with a booth showcasing and displaying key products and offerings – or that will have a presence of some kind at the show – key executives in attendance or presenting, for example.
Hopefully this series will give you a bit more useful information about the companies that help make this event, and the industry as a whole, so exciting.
For over 20 years the mission of Omnicell has focused on improving the medication and supply distribution process. More than 3,000 acute care customers worldwide have used Omnicell’s medication automation, supply chain, and analytics solutions to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and lower costs.
Omnicell is a leading provider of comprehensive, technologically advanced automation that enables healthcare facilities to acquire, manage, dispense, and deliver medications and supplies more effectively. The Company’s automation and analytics software deliver patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum—from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home.
Omnicell non-acute care solutions, including the MTS brand, enable institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to optimize productivity and control costs. Moreover, the innovative medication adherence packaging solutions can reduce costly hospital readmissions. Omnicell also offers a suite of analytics software, a comprehensive training and education program, and leading customer support, and has been recognized with KLAS awards every year since 2006.
When his daughter was hospitalized at birth, Omnicell founder Randall Lipps observed much inefficiency in the way hospital supplies were managed, and he saw that it prevented nursing staff from spending more time directly caring for patients. He founded Omnicell, Inc. in 1992 on the premise that better management of supplies and medications would improve a hospital’s standard of care by allowing clinicians to spend more time with their patients.
Lipps has served as Omnicell’s Chairman since the company’s founding, and in 2002 he assumed the additional position of president and chief executive officer, taking a more active leadership role in the company’s operations.