Omnicell launches IVX Workflow to enhance sterile compounding safety

Mass General and Brigham and Women’s have adopted the new technology

Omnicell, a provider of medication management and supply chain solutions, has launched IVX Workflow — an all-in-one device designed for easy placement within laminar airflow (LAF) hoods or isolators. It supports best practices in aseptic technique by providing step-by-step instructions to guide technicians in preparing IV doses according to set protocols safely, accurately and repeatedly.

The sterile compounding workflow solution employs integrated barcode scanning, gravimetric or volumetric verification, advanced image recognition, photo documentation and label printing as part of a compact all-in-one package designed for safe, accurate and streamlined IV sterile compounding.

The Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US have chosen to adopt this new technology.

The solution is powered by Omnicell IVX Cloud, a fully web-based software suite designed to manage all aspects of IV compounding workflow operation across a hospital or health system. IVX Cloud enables management of orders throughout the IV compounding process, with capabilities including:

  • Comprehensive formulary management, including access to Omnicell’s cloud-based formulary database for specific gravity data, cGMP beyond use dating (BUD) studies, and consumable configuration
  • Flexible workflow design to create risk-based workflows
  • Remote pharmacist checking
  • Robust reporting and analytics to drive optimisation and efficiency
  • Integration with pharmacy and hospital information systems

IVX Cloud will also be integrated with Simplifi 797, providing hospital pharmacies with a comprehensive solution to address safety, quality and compliance across compounding operations.

A turnkey quality management solution from Wolters Kluwer, Simplifi 797 simplifies, streamlines, and automates USP < 797 > and USP < 800 > compliance processes and cleanroom operations, enabling a measurable reduction in resources required to comply with USP standards. This is designed to use expert content to provide best practice tools and resources — risk management and quality assurance practices, comprehensive policies and procedures, staff training and evaluations — to elevate staff competencies and keep staff and patients safe.

“The launch of IVX Workflow and IVX Cloud is another example of Omnicell’s commitment to innovation, developing new technology to address our customers’ most critical challenges,” said Rob Seim, president, Global Automation and Medication Adherence.

Omnicell will showcase the IVX Workflow and IVX Cloud solutions at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 52nd Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando on 3-7 December.