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Podcast: Ep. 36 How interoperability can support the NHS's core goals, Ed Platt

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In episode 36 of the National Health Executive podcast, we were joined by Omnicell’s UK professional services director, Ed Platt, to discuss interoperability in the NHS, practical examples of where it can be leveraged best, the importance of the health service's digital transformation journey and more.

During the podcast, Ed discussed Omnicell’s provenance and how the mismanagement of medical supplies led to the company’s founding in 1992, which, to this day, galvanises them to continuously deliver innovations that help improve the standard of care in hospitals.

When asked about how Omnicell started, Ed explained: “That story is about our CEO, Randall Lipps… he was in hospital, his daughter was being treated and he was stood there and noticed that the clinicians were looking for the products – I think catheters and some other items – but they couldn’t find them.

“He then went off to his garage and started developing the first automated dispensing cabinet, brought that to market in 1992 and now we have over 2000 systems in the UK.

“That story, that observation, still stands true today.”

To listen to more about Omnicell's founding principles, how they are already helping the NHS and how they can further support the UK health sector, listen to the full podcast above.

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