HHS Selects BloodHub for Real Time Blood Inventory Infrastructure

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HHS selects BloodHub to provide infrastructure and technical capabilities for real time, end-to-end blood inventory visibility. Goals include demonstrating the feasibility of real time blood inventory on a regional basis for disaster preparedness and response.

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BloodHub demonstrated they possess the vision, infrastructure, technical and industry expertise, along with the market share needed to complete this regional demonstration successfully.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently selected BloodHub to develop the infrastructure needed to capture, calculate, and communicate real time blood and blood component inventory information. The primary objective is to demonstrate that real time, end-to-end inventory visibility is indeed possible over a wide geographic area and across multiple Blood Establishment Computer Systems (BECS).

HHS has set a series of concrete yet ambitious objectives for this project. The system will provide, in real time when possible, inventory at each blood center location, in-transit between blood center and hospitals, and at each hospital. In addition to inventory totals, the solution will calculate a series of inventory metrics and statistics that provide both a broad and deep understanding of inventory status. Finally, the system must display the resulting metrics on-demand to HHS users in mobile, tablet, desktop and large screen formats.

“Our goal is to develop the capability to view blood inventory levels end-to-end, in real time where possible. This capability is integral to accomplishing our mission of providing all-hazards preparedness and response coordination of federal policies for blood products,” said Jim Berger, Senior Advisor for Blood Policy, Division of Blood & Tissue Safety & Availability at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. “BloodHub demonstrated they possess the vision, infrastructure, technical and industry expertise, along with the market share needed to complete this regional demonstration successfully.”

BloodHub’s primary role is to develop the infrastructure to collect, calculate and communicate realistic inventory data. For each quantifiable objective defined by the HHS customer, BloodHub will develop the statistical calculations and the visual, interactive reports needed to communicate the results.

“This award validates our vision for automating the blood supply chain,” said Michael Pandelakis, Founder and CEO of BloodHub. “This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate BloodHub’s flexibility, scalability, data visualization and delivery capabilities. Most importantly, we are honored to be selected by the Department of Health and Human Services for this important project. It is a giant step forward for our company.”

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". To learn more about HHS, visit http://www.hhs.gov.

BloodHub is focused on delivering high quality, web enabled blood applications. The company's founders have extensive experience managing software for the blood transfusion industry, from recruitment and collections to manufacturing, inventory and distribution. For additional information on BloodHub, visit http://www.bloodhub.com.

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