The NHS’ North Mersey Health Informatics Service is implementing the MSoft Blood Tracking system.
The project covers blood issue and tracking through to collection for clinical use for a total of 17 transfusion fridges across five sites in a multi-campus deployment.
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The contract is designed to improve efficiency, security, and data management, and comply with EC directives for blood auditing covering patient safety and care.
The project also incorporates Msoft’s software and kiosk technology from IBM.
John James, project manager for North Mersey HIS, said, “The enterprise class system architecture and use of a Microsoft Windows platform simplifies integration with the Connecting for Health framework and supports easier data transfer to the electronic patient record.
“All of which means that the project should not suffer the limitations of a standalone solution as we develop new needs from technology.”
The system covers both the Royal and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
These Trusts will not only serve their local needs but also act as the hubs serving a further 15 NHS blood issue fridges at other hospitals.