Cardinal Health has declared the inclusion of CardinalASSIST, an automated medication refilling service, in Omnicell’s automated medication dispensing systems at the 45th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), California.
The automated medication dispensing systems of Omnicell are utilized by nearly 1,600 medical centers across the nation. Previously, Cardinal Health building on its earlier success of helping hospitals was through ’the integration of CardinalAssist with CareFusion’s Pyxis MedStation.
Doug Roberts, National Vice President of Pharmaceutical Acute Care Sales for Cardinal Health, has stated that they are committed to supporting a wider range of automated medication distributing systems for enabling their clients to enhance medication safety and increase their technology ventures.
This declaration of Cardinal Health comes under the expanded hospital pharmacy technology strategy announced by the company in October. By this new approach, rather than requiring their clients to invest in distinct technology solutions, the company includes its various dispensing services with the medical technology system favored by each client. This strategy focuses on enhancing medication security, reducing costs and increasing every medical center’s present and future ventures in medical automation.
Further, Cardinal Health has developed integration protocols for re-packaging machinery, software, robots, and carousels from suppliers of pharmacy technology like Talyst, Swisslog, CareFusion and Sentry Data Systems. The company will continue assessing market demand for further options of integration technology abilities to further streamline the delivery chain of the hospital pharmacy.