Richard D. Caldwell 2013


Lectures: Guest Lecture | Spring Lecture

Richard Caldwell’s career in pharmacy has spanned industry, management and clinical roles. Currently Richard is Senior Manager, International Marketing at Omnicell, Inc., where he has worked since 2003. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. In his current role, Richard oversees the marketing activities for the international division for the acute care automation product lines. His automation technology experience of more than 20 years includes computerized physician order entry systems, automated dispensing cabinet technologies, controlled substance management systems, carousel storage systems, oral packaging devices, and central pharmacy robotics. These experiences have allowed him to develop products and software that have impacted healthcare providers worldwide. He is an inventor and patent owner for Omnicell’s SinglePointe™ and Anywhere RN™ solutions.

In the international marketing role Richard has held for the past five years, he has provided pharmacy consultative services to healthcare providers across the globe that use various drug distribution models. He interfaces with customers, business partners, and regulatory agencies in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Due to the extensive travel required by his position Richard truly fits the description of a “road warrior.”

Prior to working at Omnicell, Richard was Associate Director (10 years) and Acting Director of Pharmacy (1 year) at Stanford Health Services. During this time, his management responsibilities included the implementation of both medication dispensing automation and computerized physician order entry. He was also instrumental in initiating the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Stanford and served as the Program Director. In addition, he initiated and oversaw the pharmacy clinical clerkship programs with both UCSF and University of Pacific Colleges of Pharmacy.

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