Neoteric's FDA cleared, wireless transfusion management technologies will extend the reach of Mediware's world-leading blood bank system throughout the facility and to the patient's bedside for improved patient safety and traceability
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 19, 2007
Neoteric's blood management products, which will be marketed by Mediware in North America under the BloodSafe(TM) brand name, will extend Mediware's HCLL(TM) transfusion management system and enable better control of blood products within the hospital and ensure that blood is transfused to the right patient following the right procedures at the bedside. This will improve the blood banks' ability to manage blood inventory while increasing patient safety.
"Neoteric's FDA cleared, wireless transfusion management technologies will extend the reach of Mediware's world-leading blood bank system throughout the facility and to the patient's bedside for improved patient safety and traceability," said Geof Auchinleck, President of Neoteric Technology.
"More than two thirds of transfusion errors are a result of activities that occur outside the four walls of the blood bank," said John Damgaard, COO of Mediware Information Systems. "By combining Neoteric's revolutionary remote allocation and bedside administration capabilities with HCLL in the blood bank, healthcare providers have a powerful patient safety advantage." HCLL Transfusion has been licensed by more than 300 leading facilities worldwide in less than four years since its commercial introduction.
About Neoteric's BloodTrack Products
BloodTrack is a comprehensive suite of products that extends control of blood products beyond the blood bank. BloodTrack Courier is a kiosk-based system used at remote refrigerators to electronically track blood units and monitor inventory levels, while BloodTrack HemoSafe(R) is an automated 150-compartment refrigerator that provides controlled allocation of blood in locations such as the OR and ER. Once the blood unit arrives at the bedside, nurses use a handheld PDA with BloodTrack Tx to scan the blood unit and patient's barcoded wristband to ensure the right patient receives the right blood. For more information about BloodTrack products, go to http://www.neoterictech.com/BloodTrack.html.
About Neoteric Technology Ltd.
Founded in 1997, Neoteric Technology Ltd. is a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that provides health care products to over 100 hospitals in Europe and North America. For more information, go to http://www.neoterictech.com.
The HCLL(TM) suite of products, including HCLL Transfusion and HCLL Donor, provide healthcare facilities with powerful technology and rich clinical functionality necessary to streamline blood management processes -- from donation to transfusion. Mediware's blood bank management software products are classified by the FDA as medical devices and maintain 510(k) clearance.
About Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
Mediware delivers powerful software solutions that encapsulate patient care instructions, reinforce patient safety practices and improve efficiencies to lower costs. Mediware targets three primary areas of patient care -- Medication Management, Perioperative Management and Blood Management (transfusion, inventory and donor practices) -- with specialized solutions that are proven in more than 1,000 client installations. Mediware's customers include prestigious hospitals, clinics, correctional institutions, blood centers and other public and private health care institutions throughout the world. http://www.mediware.com
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