Motion Mobile Computing Solutions Integrated with Blood Bank Computer Systems Software Speed the Delivery of Blood to Those in Need

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Digitized Documentation Process Saves More Than 800 Man Hours Per Year, Increasing Productivity for Nebraska Community Blood Bank.

While NCBB benefits from time and cost savings, what really matters is that the entire process has been streamlined using BBCS SRQ on Motion Tablet PCs, meaning we can get blood to those in need faster and more safely.

Motion Computing®, a leading provider of tablet PCs and mobility solutions, today announced that after integrating the Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) Self-Registration Questionnaire (SRQ) on Motion® Tablet PCs, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank(NCBB) is getting blood to those in need faster and more safely.

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The NCBB began eliminating paper-based workflows in 2005 when the blood bank adopted the BBCS SRQ product, an electronic version of the Universal Donor Health Questionnaire (UDHQ) required of all donors before qualifying for eligibility by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In order to best support the new software system, the blood bank selected Motion Tablet PCs with a Windows operating system, integrated barcode scanner and a variety of docking stations, such as the ReadyDock™ by ATS.

“While NCBB benefits from time and cost savings, what really matters is that the entire process has been streamlined using BBCS SRQ on Motion Tablet PCs, meaning we can get blood to those in need faster and more safely,” said Jason Fenner, director of information systems with NCBB. “The questionnaire is the first step in the donation process, and it’s essential that it starts off right.”

As a result of the combined solution, the NCBB has increased efficiency, saved time and reduced errors in UDHQ processing; enhancing overall employee and donor satisfaction. All answers collected from donors are automatically updated in the database in real-time, eliminating the need for staff to manually enter all data at the end of each day, saving approximately 830 hours per year. In addition, staff benefit from real-time connectivity that keeps both fixed and mobile sites live and online. Since the initial purchase in 2005, the NBCC has deployed 50 Motion Tablets, most recently adding the Motion CL900 ultra mobile tablet to its workflows.

According to FDA regulation, any errors that cause deviation from the standard operating procedure must be captured in a deviation document, and those documents must be reviewed and signed off by three NCBB employees. With the computerized solution in place, NCBB reduced the number of deviations by 74 percent through real-time data entry. The reduction in deviations saves NCBB employees’ time as well as expenses. Most importantly, the reduction of deviations increases the safety, purity and potency of each product that is made at NCBB.

“The Motion Tablet PCs are ideal because we didn’t have to change our workflow or physical work area to make the deployment work,” said Fenner. “The Windows operating system means enhanced compatibility and security, and with the privacy protectors on the screens, the donors’ information is kept completely confidential, even when they are sitting right next to one another.”

Click here to read the full NCBB case study.

About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a leading global provider of tablet PCs and mobility solutions, combining world-class products with services customized for the unique needs of mobile professionals across vertical markets, such as field service, retail and healthcare. The company’s enhanced line of rugged tablet PCs as well as mobile point of service solutions and accessories are designed to increase mobile productivity while providing portability, security, power and versatility. For more information, visit http://www.motioncomputing.com.

About Nebraska Community Blood Bank
The Nebraska Community Blood Bank, founded by the Lancaster County Medical Society, provides quality blood products and other related services to donors, patients, physicians, and hospitals. For more information about NCBB, visit http://www.ncbb.org.

About BBCS
Independently owned and headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been one of the blood banking industry’s complete software solutions for information and risk management since 1987. BBCS provides comprehensive, rules-based, data management systems that specialize in providing secure, flexible and quality risk management for blood establishments. BBCS works closely with their dynamic client group and partners to continually improve the product line and provided services. The configurability and scalability of BBCS’ software allows for use in a multitude of environments including community and hospital blood bank facilities as well as transfusion, testing and research facilities of all sizes in 19 different states. Overall, BBCS supports over 1.4 million units annually and the largest centralized cross match lab in the USA. To learn more about BBCS, Inc. please visit http://www.bbcsinc.com.

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