www.transfusionmedicinefid.org) 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.

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Oct 07, 2010

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
Source: S3Edge

Vein-vein blood product tracking project for the transfusion medicine supply chain will be based on S3Edge's mission critical asset tracking software platform for Auto-ID solutions.

 

S3Edge Inc., a leading provider of packaged enterprise software on the Microsoft platform for the Auto-ID industry, today announced that the Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium (http://www.transfusionmedicinerfid.org) 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 nation's blood products supply chain is a critical pillar of our public health infrastructure. The Institute of Medicine and other leading organizations have called out the high incidence of medical errors that result in between 44,000 to 98,000 American deaths each year wherein subsets of these incidents are due tomis-transfusion: the wrong blood being given to the wrong patient. Reducing medical errors and enhancing the safety and quality of healthcare delivery has widely been recognized as a national priority, and enabling error-free delivery of blood products is a key component of enhancing overall healthcare safety.  The members of Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortiumhave been actively engaged in thefirst-ever comprehensive investigation to research and develop a solution to enhance patient safety, reduce operating costs and strengthen quality in the blood supply chain. The Consortiumhas been working with S3Edge to design a suite of web-based and mobile applications for blood centers and hospitals that:

 

-          Automates check-in of collections at donor sites

 

-          Eliminates errors during receipt / release of blood products at blood centers

 

-          Provide granular visibility of all products as they flow from the donor site to the blood center, all the way to bedside point of care at hospitals, and ensures patient safety by verifying that the right product is being administered to the right patient at transfusion time

 

The solution, which utilizes High Frequency (HF) RFID technology in concert with barcodes,is expected to address one of the industry'spriorities inminimizing transfusion medical errors. The first set of applications for blood centers and hospitals will be demonstrated at the upcoming AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2010 to be held in Baltimore from October 9-12, 2010.

 

"We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to design, and develop this innovative application for the transfusion medicine industry.  Our collaborative, best-of-breed approach, which brings together the domain expertise in Transfusion Medicine practices and S3Edge's software strength, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies for blood centers and hospitals across their supply chain operations" said Rodeina Davis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and Principal Investigator & Program Director of the  NIH-funded study to introduce the use of RFID technology in transfusion medicine.

 

"S3Edge's packagedasset tracking software has enabled us to go from assessing technical feasibility to building out a set of applications that address the operational needs of blood centers and hospitals in a relatively short period of time" said Tina Chang, executive sponsor of the project and CEO of SysLogic Inc., a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based information systems consulting and services firm.  "Their technical abilities and experience in deploying enterprise-ready applications has helped the consortium deliver on the promise of a packaged mission critical solution to improve the safety and efficiency of our nation's blood supply", she added.

 

"As Auto-ID technologies become a mission critical component of healthcare systems, having a scalable softwaresolutionthat keeps pace with the latest technology developments isgoing to be crucial in order to reap the benefits of barcode, RFID, and sensor technologies in day-to-day operations. S3Edge looks forward to continuing to work in tandem with thisteam of distinguished researchers, and health care stakeholders to develop and deploy mission critical real time visibility and control solutions for end users" said Mark Anastas, President of S3Edge Inc.

 

To learn more about the study, solutions being developed, and view informational videos, please visit the Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium website at www.transfusionmedicinerfid.org, the S3Edge website at www.s3edge.com/healthcare , or visit us at booth #102 at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2010 to be held in Baltimore from October 9-12, 2010

 

About BloodCenter of Wisconsin


As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization can by virtue of the expertise, diversity and innovation that reside within each of its service areas.BloodCenter of Wisconsin collects and distributes life-saving blood and marrow for Wisconsin families and tissue and organs for southeastern Wisconsin families. A private, not-for-profit organization, BloodCenter of Wisconsin also specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services, and leading-edge basic and clinical research. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.


About SyslogicInc.


SysLogic, Inc. is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based information systems consulting and services firm dedicated to helping clients conduct business more effectively by delivering proven and emerging process and technology solutions. Learn more atwww.syslogicinc.com

 

About S3Edge Inc.

 

S3Edge is a software product company that provides packaged, Auto-ID-based asset tracking solutions for automation and error proofing of supply chain operations.  Spotlight, S3Edge's software product enables enterprises to configure and view assets, zones, alerts, and reports and to track and obtain trends on asset movement within their organizations. The S3Edge product and solution suites are built ground up on the Microsoft BizTalk RFID (Server and Mobile) platforms in addition to deeply leveraging Windows Mobile / CE, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows Server platforms. An integral part of the S3Edge business applications are the device providers for various hardware vendors (fixed, mobile, fork-lift and active RFID readers) that are provided as part of the overall solution. For more information, visitwww.s3edge.com


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S3Edge's packaged asset tracking software has enabled us to go from assessing technical feasibility to building out a set of applications that address the operational needs of blood centers and hospitals in a relatively short period of time. Their technical abilities and experience in deploying enterprise-ready applications has helped the consortium deliver on the promise of a packaged mission critical solution to improve the safety and efficiency of our nation's blood supply


Tina Chang
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"The expertise and credibility of the S3Edge team made it an easy choice for us to engage with them to build out our device provider capabilities for the BizTalk RFID platform. In addition, their ability to deliver ‘80% done, 20% customizable’ software solutions via their rich RTVS solution framework is a much needed piece of the puzzle in enabling our integrators to deliver high-value, complex solutions in a repeatable cookie-cutter manner, with lesser custom code"

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S3Edge continues to raise the bar in the area of software innovation to address customer needs. The support for Android-based devices for our transfusion medicine RFID applications will give healthcare professionals in our field an easy, well-understand interface to quickly adopt a new set of auto-ID applications aimed at cutting costs and eliminating errors in the blood supply chain. This new-paradigm is going to be the game-changer in the adoption of RFID based applications in Healthcare.

Clive Hohberger
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S3 Edge's RTVS capabilities enabled RiteCare Pharmacy to envision, design and implement game-changing business processes. The S3 Edge RTVS software built on Microsoft BizTalk platform has enabled us to cut down our cycle times to ship by 50%, eliminate errors due to mis-ships, and double our throughput times. This innovative real-time visibility platform for warehouse ensures RiteCare can now scale rapidly in the future to fulfill our promise of a quality pharmacy in every neighborhood with wide variety of medicines.

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"S3Edge is a key partner in developing packaged solutions that fully utilize the capabilities of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platforms to address real-world customer need. Their Spotlight product is a good example of how partners are innovating to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for customers on the Microsoft Application Platform, across the globe"

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We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to put this exciting system development into the hands of our clients. Our unified, best-of-breed approach, which brings together Access Solutions’ deep domain expertise in the FME industry and S3Edge’s Spotlight technology for RFID-based asset tracking, as well as their systems integration bench strength and expertise, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies across the enterprise

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"S3Edge's commitment to quality, flexibility, and RFID domain expertise in deploying enterprise-ready software in an operationally challenging environment using a variety of devices, is second to none. Their approach to deploying a scalable Real-Time Visibility & Control System has allowed us to take a complex, emerging technology and convert it into a competitive advantage for our business and customers"

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S3 Edge’s unique capabilities and deep understanding of Microsoft’s Mobile RFID platform was crucial in deploying a turnkey solution at RiteCare pharmacy for warehouse visibility – their ability to go from design to fully operational in 60-90 days at the customer site is a testament of their abilities to show demonstrable ROI and lower the barrier to rapid solution deployment.

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The S3Edge's RTVS based WiP (work in process) solution delivered on the promise of real visibility, real time in record time to enable GKB (Carl Zeiss Vision JV partner) to continue to raise the bar in the level of service .The WIP solution was delivered at ZEISS Brand Lab at Goa (a Carl Zeiss "Star One" accredited lab). In addition to enabling fewer delayed orders, and a multi-fold increase in customer satisfaction with a RFID based solution on the manufacturing floor, S3 is also closely working with us on designing innovative solution for our retail stores in India to further increase our customer value.

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The RFID system provided equivalent capabilities to those of IPR in terms of detecting and resolving process errors. It additionally provided the blood bank staff real-time visibility for blood products in transit from the hospital blood bank to the point-of-care and in remote storage in our emergency department.

Dr. Thomas J. Raife,
MD, Clinical Professor & Medical Director,
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We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to design, and develop this innovative application for the transfusion medicine industry. Our collaborative, best-of-breed approach, which brings together the domain expertise in Transfusion Medicine practices and S3Edge's software strength, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies for blood centers and hospitals across their supply chain operations


Rodeina Davis
Vice-President & CIO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

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Thanks to the outstanding work of the entire consortium team, we have successfully piloted the new system to track blood products as they move from fixed and mobile donation sites, through the blood center and to distribution. After 24 weeks of running the system in a pilot mode here at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, we have seen process efficiency and traceability gains, as well as marked improvements in reconciliation

Lynne Briggs
Vice President and
Chief Information Officer,
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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