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Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Contract with Omnicell for Medication Management Technology

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that Hackensack Meridian Health has chosen the Company's automated medication management solutions and enterprise services to serve the health care network's pharmacy needs. Hackensack Meridian Health serves New Jersey residents spanning from Bergen to Atlantic counties through its 13 hospitals and more than 140 ambulatory care centers, fitness and wellness centers, home health services, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing centers. Hackensack Meridian Health recognizes that having cohesive medication management technology across its healthcare system can play an integral role in improving clinical operations, specifically by promoting patient safety, supply chain efficiencies, and overall standardization efforts.

As a nationally accredited health network with four of its hospitals ranked in the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report - including the #1 ranked hospital in the state - Hackensack Meridian Health is dedicated to providing its patients with the highest quality of care. To better serve patients in today's evolving healthcare environment, they are seeking technologies that can be integrated across all facility locations and that have the ability to adapt as technological advancements are made.

In its five recently added facilities, Hackensack Meridian Health is installing Omnicell® XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets, which are part of Omnicell's Unity enterprise platform. This scalable platform enables the XT cabinets to be added to a common database used for Omnicell systems across the health network rather than requiring an all new server infrastructure. This cohesive platform supports safer medication distribution practices and creates efficiencies that enable more time for patient care.

"Patient safety is Hackensack Meridian Health's top priority," said Richard Epstein, vice president of Network Drug Management, Hackensack Meridian Health. "We pride ourselves for being on the cutting edge of technology. The safer medication workflow through interoperability with our electronic health record system is a forward thinking approach that we embrace." 

"As health systems merge, it's important to have a system in place that can centralize information in order to remain financially viable without sacrificing patient safety or quality of care," said J. Christopher Drew, president, North American Automation and Analytics at Omnicell. "We are proud to continue our relationship with Hackensack Meridian Health as they expand to further solidify their presence as one of New Jersey's most prestigious health networks."