May 01, 2020

Omnicell Introduces New Innovative COVID-19 Item Forecast Report to Help Healthcare Staff on the Global Pandemic Frontline

Across the world, the COVID-19 outbreak is putting immense pressure on healthcare infrastructures and the point of care staff working within them. As this unprecedented demand on global health services continues, frontline healthcare staff are faced with serious issues such as shortages of COVID-19 medicines for vulnerable patients.

Omnicell, a global leader in the field of healthcare automation, is acting rapidly to support frontline workers globally. Omnicell APAC is providing extra support with the new COVID-19 Item Forecast Report.

Real time stock information

This report will provide customers with a real time view of stock items including COVID-19 related medicines across their Omnicell installations, as well as live reporting medicine usage on COVID-19 wards. This can identify if an item is at risk of running out and can therefore alert staff in enough time to avoid a shortage crisis. Furthermore, this feature of the report will allow healthcare staff to spend more time focusing on direct patient care rather than on manually keeping tabs on stock, a task that could be extremely difficult during these times of high demand.

Stock trend analysis

The Item Forecast Report can also present a trend analysis identifying if usage is increasing. This can support customers in actioning changes to stock levels to ensure they are reacting effectively to the demand. This will promote efficiency and safety in the fight against COVID19 by taking the pressure of monitoring stock levels and anticipating issues away from busy frontline staff and trusting them to Omnicell’s world-class automated technology.

Omnicell has been driving innovation in medication and supply automated technology for 25 years across all healthcare settings. Its range of products and services aim to reduce medication dispensing errors, improve patient safety, drive efficiency and allow healthcare professionals to spend more time on face-to-face patient care.

The Item Forecast Report is just the latest commitment from Omnicell in supporting healthcare services amid the crisis. It follows on from the company’s New Rapid Response and COVID Priority Scheme, which is helping healthcare organisations to quickly put in place automation in order to support frontline workers in meeting the increasing demand for services.

As part of this scheme, Omnicell has removed barriers for ordering XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets for hospitals to ‘scale-up’ additional medication management and supply needs as soon as required. In addition to providing the above services, Omnicell’s Pandemic Response Team has established procedures and protocols designed to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus and potential impact on business operations. As such, they have released an official COVID cleaning guide for Omnicell products in Hospitals which can be found on the Omnicell website. This will help to maintain a safe working environment for frontline workers while they focus on patient care.

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