Omnicell set to showcase latest automation and intelligence solutions at Arab Health 2021

Sara Dalmasso

Omnicell Inc (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, is set to unveil its latest robotic dispensing system – Medimat – to the Middle East pharmaceutical industry at this year’s Arab Health (21-24 June, 2021), Dubai World Trade Centre.

The next generation Medimat is the latest enhancement to Omnicell’s portfolio of technologies for central pharmacy workflows, helping to dramatically improve all aspects of the dispensing process. By simplifying the dispensing process and minimising the number of human interactions in the pharmacy workflow, Medimat’s new functionality will further reduce the potential for errors. For pharmacists in particular, a lack of inventory precision and control can result in large quantities of expired stock and significant monetary losses. Smarter and safer medication management technology is key to reducing the burden on healthcare teams, supporting them in providing the right medication, at the right dose, at the right time.

“Automation has become an integral part of any healthcare setting and we are committed to the continual development of our technologies in order to support the vital process of medication and supply management,” said Sara Dalmasso, International Vice President and General Manager for Omnicell International.  “We are thrilled to be a part of such a well-respected and dedicated platform as Arab Health, which is recognised as the Middle East’s largest in-person healthcare event. It will provide an outstanding opportunity to introduce Medimat to healthcare professionals in the region, as well as showcase Omnicell’s other industry-leading solutions.

“Medimat will support the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, driving savings, and freeing up staff from administrative and logistical tasks, such as unpacking medication, stock management and searching for medication. Crucially, it will enable pharmacists to spend more time on clinical work and building patient relationships.”

Additional benefits of Medimat include:

  •  Pharmacists will know where the drug is within the robot and what quantities are available.
  •  Ability to track slow-moving items and eliminate wasted or out-of-date stock.  
  •  Ability to generate a real-time report on stock usage, so manual stock counts are no longer needed, saving valuable time.
  •  Highly effective scan station means inputting of medication supports safety.
  •  Direct mode option enables users to have medication available for immediate dispensing.
  •  Input speed of up to 750 packs per hour* allows for more prescriptions to be processed with a higher level of accuracy 

Omnicell will also be showcasing other key point-of-care solutions at this year’s event, including:

MedX – the only web-based, software solution for medication management and inventory in both open and closed stores. It allows complete visibility on all pharmaceutical stock holding areas and its data capture assists in reducing unnecessary spend and medication waste. This also includes OmniCD which eliminates the need for double processing, with the ability to fully automate a location by managing and ordering controlled drugs through automation cabinets while still maintaining legal compliance.  

SupplyX – helping healthcare settings improve management and traceability of medical supplies. This solution simplifies and automates the inventory management process with a real-time web-based dashboard and reporting suite for materials’ managers. 

Omnicell XT Medication and Supply Cabinets – supports a safer and smarter process for getting the right medication to the right patient at the right time.

Omnicell Supply RFID cabinet – ideal for high-cost items, implantable devices and trauma trays. The system scans everything quickly, and records what has been taken, returned or re-stocked.

Omnicell technology has been supporting healthcare providers in the Middle East for 17 years, including King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KSA), National Guard Health Affairs (KSA) and Dubai Health Authority (UAE). The Company’s proven and streamlined range of solutions and services are designed to reduce medication dispensing errors, improve patient safety, drive efficiency, and allow healthcare professionals to spend more time on face-to-face patient care. 

Omnicell will be at Stand Number H4 C10 Arab Health 2021. To learn more, visit 

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