Among the top challenges in healthcare is finding ways to improve adherence, ensuring patients comply with prescribed drug regimen. Omnicell has released software that it claims increases the accuracy of hand packing blister cards as well as patient adherence.

Software from Omnicell allows pharmacists to print drum, dose and patient-specific information on blister packs without the need for a foil printer.  Software from Omnicell allows pharmacists to print drum, dose and patient-specific information on blister packs without the need for a foil printer. The module is cloud-based and helps pharmacists fill Omnicell’s SureMed multiple medication blister cards, the company says. Initially, its software will interface with QS1, a pharmacy information systems. Omnicell says it plans to integrate the program with other pharmacy information systems later in 2016.

Called Guided Packing Software, the program helps pharmacists produce a consolidated label that includes patient-specific information, color images of the medications, and dosing instructions on each individual blister. The SureMed blister cards include days of the week and dosage times, increasing the likelihood of correct medication adherence, Omnicell says.

The software can be set up to be accessed from pharmacy workstations. To increase accuracy of medication dispensing, the system incorporates an interface with bar coding systems, as well as a visual fill matrix.

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