White River Health System Selects Omnicell’s Medication Management Solutions for Patient Safety and Long-Term Success

XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets and Central Pharmacy Software Will Help Streamline Medication Management to Meet Hospitals’ Evolving Needs

July 25, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that White River Health System (WRHS) in North Central Arkansas will be implementing a comprehensive set of medication management solutions on the Omnicell Platform, including the Omnicell® XT Series Automated Dispensing Cabinets, XT Anesthesia Workstation™, and Central Pharmacy Manager Software in its two hospitals and a satellite Emergency Department at Cherokee Village. In addition, the health system has chosen Anywhere RN™ Remote Medication Management Software to enable nurses to remotely perform medication management tasks away from the automated dispensing cabinet.

Hospital pharmacies are experiencing increasing challenges with rising drug prices and medication shortages. WRHS is introducing Omnicell solutions to help address these challenges and position their facilities for future growth. The XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets were designed with modern new hardware technology and smart features to bring improvements in workflow efficiency, medication accountability, and patient safety. Additionally, Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Manager will allow the health system to have a more complete picture of medication inventory from the central pharmacy to satellite locations.

“In evaluating medication management technologies available today, we were committed to selecting a partner that could support the long-term needs of our facilities, and we were impressed with the people in the Omnicell organization,” said Maggie Williams, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, White River Medical Center (WRMC). “We also believe the Omnicell technology will help us with our current needs and evolve to meet changing requirements in the future.” 

“White River Health System represents an essential organization for a diverse population of patients in its community,” said J. Christopher Drew, president of North American Automation and Analytics, Omnicell. “We’re inspired by their commitment to adopt new technologies that best position their entire health system for ongoing growth and success.”

About White River Health System

WRMC is a 224-bed regional referral center and the flagship facility of White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices, and senior life centers.  WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.