Omnicell, CompleteRX partner to support Massachusetts pharmacy services

The comprehensive medication distribution and management solution will be used in 49 SOPS facilities. | File photo

Omnicell Inc. announced an agreement with CompleteRX to develop a medication distribution model for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Office of Pharmacy Services (SOPS).

The two firms will develop a system that will reduce costs, improve inventory management, optimize workflow and reduce medication errors. The comprehensive medication distribution and management solution will be used in 49 SOPS facilities.

“Omnicell was our preferred partner on this project due to its comprehensive product portfolio of automated dispensing cabinets, carousel and barcode scanning technologies," CompleteRx CEO Terry Andrus said. "These improvements will help deliver an efficient inventory management system for The State Office of Pharmacy Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helping to reduce instances of dispensing errors and ensuring patients receive quality care.”

The new system will use Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy Manager software as part of automating the SOPS' pharmacy distribution centers. The XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets will be used at patient care sites. The combined systems will reduce costs and dispensing errors. The distribution system will be implemented in 2017.

“We are excited to work with CompleteRx to help improve medication distribution and management for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” Omnicell Global Automation and Medication Adherence President Rob Seim said. “Partnering with CompleteRx on a project of this scope demonstrates how incorporating Omnicell’s broad portfolio of solutions can positively impact a health system on many levels, enabling cost reduction while improving safety and workflow efficiencies.”

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