Delivering on Mission Critical RFID – S3Edge Spotlight software to power national healthcare initiative to track blood products from donor sites to blood centers, all the way to hospital bed-side point of care.

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Today we announced that the Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium has selected S3Edge’s Spotlight software to deliver a suite of packaged applications for tracking and monitoring blood products across the transfusion medicine supply chain. The Consortium consists of carefully selected and motivated partners – BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Carter BloodCare, Mississippi Blood Services, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Baptist Health Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SysLogic Inc., Mediware, and Hardware Partners such as Unitech, Tagsys, Tracient and Zebra – that, working together, are dedicated to producing a generic Auto-ID based solution that is affordable, useful, and appropriate for blood centers and hospitals of all sizes and operational scenarios.

The culmination of a dedicated, 8 month effort, this solution (vein-vein blood product tracking project for the transfusion medicine supply chain) is a poster-child for solutions utilizing Auto-ID technology (in this case a combination of barcodes, RFID, and sensors) to gain efficiencies and eliminate errors in day-day operations – or put simply, a GIANT LEAP forward for the industry as a whole! As a stakeholder in this initiative, we are extremely proud to be at executing and delivering on this critical initiative in tandem with domain experts and researchers in this field – resulting in the first-ever comprehensive effort to research, develop and introduce innovative application of RFID technology to enhance patient safety, reduce operating costs and strengthen quality in the blood supply chain.

To read the press-release, please click here, and visit the Transfusion Medicine RFID website (click on image below) which provides an in-depth overview of the study. We’ve also created a new page on our website – www.s3edge.com/healthcare that discusses the overall solution 

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if you are in the Baltimore / DC area this weekend, visit us at Booth #102 at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2010: Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium to see the solution in action (click on image below to learn more about the event – we are going to be doing an educational talk on the 11th as well) or drop me a line /send us a note at info@s3edge.com

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Look forward to speaking with you and sharing more about this ground-breaking, mission critical asset tracking solution for healthcare!

 

Cheers!

 

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