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NHS trusts partner on inventory improvement

Health system specialist Omnicell is collaborating with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to develop “technology-enabled inventory optimisation and intelligence services.”

According to the company, this will include the deployment of its automation systems across six hospital sites, all of which are part of an NHS umbrella organisation known as the South East London Integrated Care System. This will give the organisations involved the “opportunity to launch a European-based, technology-enabled, intelligence center, with the aim to deliver advanced analytics to manage supplies and medications.”

The South East London Integrated Care System is made up of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation trusts, as well as Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. These trusts – again, according to the company – are already using its XT supply and medication dispensing systems.

Speaking of the collaboration, chief procurement officer for Guy’s and St Thomas’, David Lawson, said: “The Trust has successfully deployed Omnicell systems for supplies and medication for over ten years. Through this collaboration, South East London hopes to develop new AI tools to reduce variation between hospital sites.”

Omnicell vice president and general manager, Sara Dalmasso, said: “Expanding technology-enabled services and intelligence solutions reflects our ambition to deploy advanced analytic and optimisation tools to support health systems across Europe.

"We are hugely excited to be offered another opportunity to work with a likeminded partner who wants to reshape how automated inventory and medical supply management systems are viewed in the NHS and the wider European market.”

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