Olympus has secured tenders with three NHS trusts in East Anglia to install its patient safety equipment.
The hospitals will utilise Olympus' BloodTrack Courier on all blood-issue fridges, plus SafeTx through hand-held PDA/scanners at ward level.
Two of the hospitals will also receive Auto Positive Patient Identification (PPI) wristband printing.
Based on the use of 2D barcoding, the BloodTrack suite electronically controls and tracks the movement of blood products.
This can be used in conjunction with the point-of-care SafeTx PDA, which ensures the right blood is given to the right patient.
By monitoring who administered it, SafeTx provides a full audit report showing the movement and fate of every unit of blood or blood components.
BloodTrack and SafeTx are combined with the Auto PPI system to ensure positive and accurate patient and blood component identification every time.
This system gives each patient a unique, indelible eye- and machine-readable wristband with 2D barcode for integration with the BloodTrack suite.
These software systems, powered by Neoteric Technology, have been developed to make healthcare safer for the patient and to simplify the clinical transfusion process.