South Jersey Healthcare: Healthcare System Cuts Medication-Distribution Time by 85 Percent
South Jersey Healthcare wanted to improve patient care by providing critical data to medical professionals across multiple campuses. The healthcare system was using a labor-intensive medication-distribution model to share medication order data, which often resulted in patients having to wait up to two hours for medication. To improve efficiency, South Jersey Healthcare replaced manual processes with an automated dispensing system from Omnicell that runs on the Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system. Because the solution shares information across multiple applications and devices, medical staff have better visibility into patient care and more control of their workflow. By using the automated solution, the pharmacy has cut delivery time for patient medication from two hours to 18 minutes.