April 01, 2021

New Development Partnership Between Omnicell & Better Will Drive Safety and Efficiency in Medication Administration Process in Hospitals

Omnicell Inc (NASDAQ: OMCL), the market leader in medication and supplies automation, and Better, one of Europe leading provider of medication management solutions, have come together to provide an new integration partnership to help close the loop in the medication management pathway.

Safe and efficient medication management is essential within hospitals and it has become even more crucial in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new integration between Omnicell’s Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) and Better’s electronic medication prescribing technology Better Meds means that the two systems can now share vital data related to patients’ individual medication needs.


How it works

The integration of these two technologies will ensure that nurses will select the right drug for the right patient at the right time in their ward-based Omnicell ADCs. Owing to the direct connection with the medication management system Better Meds, Omnicell will present the nurse with a filtered list of all prescribed medicines for the patient, further filtered by Schedule and PRN statuses.

In having both systems connected, nurses are ensured that they are taking out the right dose strength and alerted to the risk of any under or overdoses. The integration also provides a complete end-to-end audit trail and full visibility of all medicine transactions, increasing patient safety, and staff accountability.

Ed Platt, Omnicell UK Sales Director, comments; “Here at Omnicell we are constantly looking at new ways to respond to our clients’ needs with innovative solutions.  We are pleased to announce our new development partnership with Better.  We anticipate that this will help to drive efficiencies, close the loop and ensure patient safety within the hospital setting. We look forward to working with Better on this forward-thinking partnership that combines the best of both our technologies to deliver efficient medication management and increased patient safety.”

Božidarka Radović, Better Meds Product Lead, says; “Our technology facilitates multidisciplinary coordination between doctors, pharmacists and nurses. This latest collaboration with Omnicell is entirely consistent with our goals of improving patient safety through coordination and collaboration, increasing transparency in medication management and improving support and knowledge-based guidance.”

About Better 

Better builds powerful digital products that help doctors and nurses treat people. We are dedicated to leveraging the power of design and technology to exchange and use health data for seamless care coordination and constant innovation to ensure the best health outcomes for all. With three decades of proven record at the technological forefront and vast domain knowledge, we are trusted by leading academic medical centres, children's and community hospitals, research and other healthcare institutions in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Italy and more. 

About Better Meds 

Better Meds is a comprehensive electronic prescribing and medication management system, constantly improved in collaboration with pharmacists, doctors, and nurses. The system is designed as a stand-alone solution, with easy integration options to connect to the existing EHR system, and medication-related decision support systems.  


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