Omnicell and VMware Virtualization
As a leading provider of systems to healthcare facilities worldwide, Omnicell increases operational efficiency, enhances patient safety and allows clinicians to spend more time with their patients.
Omnicell’s medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for central pharmacy, automation systems for the operating room, medication and supply dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe and secure medication transportation systems to the patient bedside.
OmniCenter® Certified as 'VMware Ready'
Critical to all of these innovative systems is the Omnicell server, OmniCenter®, which is the heart of every Omnicell automation system. The OmniCenter server manages the day-to-day operations of the automated medication and supply dispensing systems throughout the hospital enterprise. Omnicell, in partnership with VMware, has certified OmniCenter as ‘VMware Ready’ as well as WorkflowRx and OptiFlex servers to run on a VMware virtualization platform. This allows customers to leverage the high availability and disaster recovery offered by the VMware technology combined with reduced IT infrastructure costs and faster server deployment. Omnicell systems are mission critical to hospitals and must be available at all times as patient care is directly impacted.
Providence Health Care, one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 14 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver, recently completed the field validation and deployment of Omnicell’s OmniCenter server solution on a VMware virtualization platform.
“We are pleased that the OmniCenter can be supported in a virtual environment, fully compatible with our systems and ready for use at Providence Health,” said Marcelo Lang, provincial manager, server and storage infrastructure/BCHASSO. Added Ron Wall, pharmacy IS coordinator, Providence Health Care, “Omnicell’s partnership with VMware will allow us to fully leverage the benefits of our virtual infrastructure, reducing datacenter costs and supporting key technology initiatives at PHC.”
By enabling their servers to seamlessly maximize uptime and utilization via VMware virtualization, Omnicell can continue to focus on patient safety and nurse efficiency with its innovative products and solutions.
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