Sunquest Highlights Collection Manager and Transfusion Manager Software Applications at 2011 AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Sunquest will be showing how its software contributes to patient safety, positive patient identification, transparency, and accountability in booth 724

Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announced that it will be showcasing its Sunquest Collection Manager™ and Sunquest Transfusion Manager™ solutions at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 13-16, 2011 in San Diego, CA, booth 724.

Sunquest will be showing how the Collection Manager solution (for blood and specimen collection) and the Transfusion Manager solution (for blood products) contribute to patient safety, positive patient identification, transparency, and accountability. Sunquest nurse experts will also be on hand to hold individual executive nurse meetings to discuss how to use information technology to achieve point of care patient safety and care excellence goals.

“Sunquest has on-staff nurses who work closely with nursing executives to help them understand how laboratory information system technology can be integrated into workflows to streamline the process and achieve efficiencies with the least amount of disruption,” said JoAnne Scalise, RN, BSN, clinical nurse consultant for Sunquest. “Nurses can rely on Collection Manager and Transfusion Manager to ensure that specimens and transfusions are managed safely and appropriately and to reduce the potential for errors.”

Collection Manager, accessed from a handheld device, verifies the patient’s identification, test orders, and tube types being collected. It then prints the appropriate labels, in real-time, right at the bedside. This enhances care provider productivity and eliminates costs associated with preventable errors. This process leads to zero mislabeled specimens, no redundant testing, and more effective use of staff resources. The collection screen includes detailed draw orders, including the type of tube required, the order in which specimens should be collected, and the minimum amount of blood necessary. Real-time updates mean that nurses will be immediately notified if additional orders have been entered, eliminating the need to go back to a patient and obtain additional samples.

Labels are barcoded, so they can be easily read by automatic robotic lines without the need to re-label specimens. This can save significant amounts of time, which is especially critical in an emergency department where fast laboratory results play an important role in diagnosis, treatment, and discharge.

Sunquest Transfusion Manager enables trained healthcare professionals to verify both patient and blood product to ensure safe, intended outcomes. Operating on a portable, hand-held devices, Transfusion Manager assists laboratories and caregivers in positively identifying transfusion recipients, matching blood products to recipients, recording recipient pertinent transfusion information, and recording recipient transfusion reactions and caregiver comments.

About Sunquest Information Systems

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

For more information please visit http://www.sunquestinfo.com, or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

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