Preventing Drug Diversion & Leveraging Technology – PODCAST


This Pharmacy Podcast episode is a unique opportunity to listen in to a Thought Leadership roundtable recording sponsored by Omnicell about “Crisis Control – How to Handle Unwarranted HCP Diversion at Your Hospital”.

Everyone knows diversion is a major challenge in today’s health care environment, but not everyone knows how to confidently detect, manage, and prevent diversion incidents. Omnicell is proud to announce a four-part webinar series on Diversion Management with special guest Kimberly New.

Kimberly New serves as a consultant on controlled substance security and regulatory compliance to health care facilities across the country. Kim has a BS in Nursing from Wichita State University, and a JD from Washburn University School of Law. She is the President of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), and a health care facility liaison to the NADDI Executive Board. Kim is a frequent author and national speaker on the subject of health facility diversion. She has been featured in USA Today, and has served as a guest author for the CDC Safe Healthcare blog as well at the DHHS blog.

LISTEN TO “Preventing Drug Diversion & Leveraging Technology”

Leading CEO’s 2020 Vision for Healthcare


Omnicell, a leader in medication management and patient safety solutions, engaged C-Suite Resources of Minneapolis to conduct a series of interviews of healthcare senior executives to gather insights that would be useful to Omnicell to support its strategic planning. The project included:

  • Nineteen in-depth, one hour interviews of healthcare delivery organizations(free-standing hospitals, academic medical centers and integrated systems).
  • Executives (CEOs, COOs and Chief Strategy Officers) from organizations known to be strategic, innovative and proactive in today’s changing environment.
  • Viewpoints on major trends and issues including: new payment models, industry consolidation, population health, characteristics of winning provider organizations and suppliers, and technologies for the future.

READ “Leading CEO’s 2020 Vision for Healthcare”

Clinical Studies


Clinical projects are important to help customers understand the value of Ommnicell solutions. This past year the IMPROVE clinical study, a large single-center retrospective comparison study, was completed by Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). It focused on the impact of a new automated dispensing system on medication distribution and administration. The study demonstrated that Omnicell systems can significantly increase nursing workflow efficiency, as evidenced by shorter time to administration for first doses and scheduled doses of antibiotics on three large patient care units: medical-surgical, orthopedic, and oncology.

READ “The Hackensack Study”

Lean Thinking in the Pharmacy and the Role of Omnicell Technology


Lean thinking has been shown to save time, reduce errors, decrease costs, and improve patient satisfaction in health care settings. Lean Thinking in the Pharmacy and the Role of Omnicell Technology reviews lean concepts and explores how pharmacy automation complements lean thinking and supports the lean pharmacy.