Two groups join up to help the Massachusetts State Office of Pharmacy Services.
Omnicell, an automated healthcare solutions provider, recently teamed up with CompleteRx, a hospital and pharmacy consulting firm, to provide medication distribution and management services to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Office of Pharmacy Services (SOPS).
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SOPS serves more than 22,000 patients across multiple state agencies, ten sheriff’s departments and two soldiers’ homes. The organization, according to its website, “provides comprehensive pharmacy services to public sector health-care organizations in a cost-effective, clinically responsible manner. The office establishes up-to-date clinical pharmacy practice; assures full regulatory compliance; and provides for all aspects of budgeting and purchasing including reporting, forecasting, and accounts payable.”
Together, the Omnicell and CompleteRx are hoping to reduce medication errors at 49 SOPS facilities. The partnership will create a medication distribution model based on Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Manager software. The software integrates with carousels to automate the SOPS pharmacy distribution centers and with XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets to automate medication control at patient care locations.
“As part of our commitment to deliver the highest patient care to our clients, we are truly pleased to be working with Omnicell to enhance medication safety and drive operational efficiencies,” said Terry Andrus, CEO of CompleteRx in a press release. The company is looking forward to a reduction in dispensing errors, lower inventory costs, and improved medication availability. “Omnicell was our preferred partner on this project due to its comprehensive product portfolio of automated dispensing cabinets, carousel and barcode scanning technologies. These improvements will help deliver an efficient inventory management system for the State Office of Pharmacy Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helping to reduce instances of dispensing errors and ensuring patients receive quality care.”
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“We are excited to work with CompleteRx to help improve medication distribution and management for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Rob Seim, president, Global Automation and Medication Adherence at Omnicell. “Partnering with CompleteRx on a project of this scope demonstrates how incorporating Omnicell’s broad portfolio of solutions can positively impact a health system on many levels, enabling cost reduction while improving safety and workflow efficiencies.”