OmniEvolve(TM) Offers Technology Obsolescence Solution

February 23, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a counterattack on the rapid obsolescence of hospital computer technology, Omnicell, Inc. today introduced OmniEvolve, a program to keep customer technologies "evolving" so they are never

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a counterattack on the rapid obsolescence of hospital computer technology, Omnicell, Inc. today introduced OmniEvolve, a program to keep customer technologies "evolving" so they are never outdated.

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The announcement was released at the 2004 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition being held this week in Orlando, Fla.

"The rapid pace of technological change often renders computing technology obsolete in less than three years," explained Michael Cline, Omnicell's vice president of service. "OmniEvolve is a proactive, non-obsolescence program designed to help customers manage technology risk."

"OmniEvolve upgrades mission-critical servers in the Omnicell computing environment, enabling systems to evolve with advances in computer technology, avoiding unnecessary obsolescence and maximizing capital investment," Cline said.

OmniEvolve is prescribed as an "integral part of a system life-cycle management strategy."

The capital costs associated with a typical computing technology upgrade can be prohibitive, Cline said, especially when combined with the soft-dollar impact of performance and reliability degradation over the life of a system. As part of a comprehensive service strategy, OmniEvolve effectively avoids these costs in two ways:

 

-- It provides a simple, predictable method of amortization as an operating expense; and -- It ensures a reliable, guaranteed upgrade path to the latest technology at predetermined milestones. Other program benefits include: -- Four-year service plan reflects Omnicell's long-term product commitment. -- Amortizing monthly expenses reduces capital equipment costs. -- The program increases the value of existing systems and extends useful life. -- Existing Omnicell systems can benefit from immediate performance and reliability enhancements via an accelerated upgrade option. -- Automatic upgrade deployments are tracked and implemented by Omnicell's dedicated service organization. About Omnicell

Established in 1992, Omnicell is a leading provider of patient safety solutions preferred by nurses. Addressing the medication-use process and the medical-surgical supply chain, Omnicell's broad range of solutions are used throughout the healthcare facility -- in the pharmacy, nursing units, operating room, cardiac cath lab, and all the way to the patient's bedside. Improving patient care by enhancing operational efficiency, Omnicell's end-to- end solutions include systems for physician order management, automated pharmacy retrieval, medication packaging, medication and supply dispensing, open bar code supply management, nursing workflow automation at the bedside, and Web-based procurement. More than 1,400 healthcare facilities use Omnicell's solutions to reduce medication errors, operate more efficiently, and decrease costs -- ultimately contributing to improved clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.omnicell.com/.

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