I think that Sidra Medical Center will be a very big deal long-term. Sidra will likely be the key demonstration site for all other prospective Middle East hospital buyers. Sidra will carry nearly the complete line of all Omnicell G4 products and it will be able to be the high tech showplace that can actively display the Omnicell product line in real time. This is a super win for them.
I shortened the release for ease of reading but kept all the key points:
Sidra Medical Center Selects Omnicell G4 Platform
Multi-Billion Dollar All-Digital Medical Facility in Qatar
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 -- Omnicell, Inc., and its partner, Mannai Corporation, today announced that the highly anticipated, all-digital Sidra Medical and Research Center has selected Omnicell as the exclusive provider of automated medication management solutions throughout its facility. Omnicell's G4 platform will serve as an integral component of Sidra's planned wireless and virtually paperless nursing and pharmacy operations.
After a competitive global review process of the most advanced medication automation technology, Omnicell's G4 platform was selected for its unique capabilities and overall patient safety benefits. Omnicell's highly interoperable solutions and advanced technology perfectly complement Sidra's goals of empowering providers through easier access to information.
"As we strive to establish Sidra as one of the most modern medical facilities in the world, it is vital that we implement a medication automation solution that will integrate effortlessly with our other care delivery processes and systems," said Sidra's chief of health informatics Dr. Alistair Erskine. "We selected Omnicell's technologically advanced solutions because we are confident that this will help fulfill our vision of providing truly exceptional patient care.
Sidra will open with around 400 beds while putting infrastructure in place to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase. Sidra plans to use Omnicell technologies throughout the facility and intends to increase deployment over time as it expands. In addition to the OmniRx® G4 automated medication dispensing cabinets, these Omnicell technologies will be implemented:
Omnicell's Anesthesia Workstation™, an automated dispensing cabinet that improves medication security in the operating room.
Savvy™, a mobile medication workstation. designed to provide safe and secure transportation of medications from the OmniRx cabinets to the patient's bedside, helping nurses administer medications more quickly, saving time for other patient care tasks.
Anywhere RN™ , It is a web-based application designed specifically for nurses that lets them remotely do medication administration and access the OmniRx medication cabinets from virtually any computer in the patient care area, including the Savvy mobile cabinet.
Study data shows that with Anywhere RN running, nurses are interrupted on average 54 percent less during critical medication administration procedures, and they also spend an average of 33 percent less time doing administrative duties at the dispensing cabinet. Nurses are able to spend more time focusing on their clinical work and their patients.
About Sidra Medical & Research Center
Sidra Medical and Research Center is a groundbreaking hospital, research and education institution, currently under construction in Doha, Qatar, that will focus on the health and wellbeing of women and children regionally and globally. Sidra will be a fully digital facility, incorporating the most advanced information technology applications in clinical, research and business functions. Sidra will initially have around 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase.