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Blood Bank Computer Systems (BBCS), ABO Suite (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood Bank Computer Systems (BBCS), ABO Suite (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood bank information systems, September 2017

Contact Information

Blood Bank Computer Systems (BBCS)
Brian Forbis
bforbis@bbcsinc.com
1002 15th St. SW, Suite 120
Auburn, WA 98001
253-333-0046


Name of blood bank system ABO Suite†
Configuration of blood bank system standalone–designed to interface with any LIS
•Percentage of blood bank system clients that use another company’s LIS
First-ever blood bank system installation (any brand or model) 1987
Most recent blood bank system installation* June 2016
Last major release or update of featured blood bank system June 2016 (version 2.0.0)
Total number of contracts for sites operating blood bank system 4
No. of sales of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017 9
No. of installations of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017 2
No. of sites operating blood bank system 4 (not including mobile buses)
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with donor and transfusion services 0
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with donor services only 0
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with transfusion services only 0
•Sites that are U.S. regional blood centers with donor services only 4
•Sites that are U.S. regional blood centers with donor and transfusion services 0
•Sites that are foreign hospitals and regional blood centers 0
•Other sites 0
Market blood bank system outside the United States no
Human languages (other than English) supported by blood bank system
No. of employees in entire company 26
No. of employees dedicated solely to blood bank systems development, installation, support 19
Versions of product in field covered by FDA 510(k) clearance ABO Express 2.0.0, ABO Wheels 1.1.0, ABO QuickPass 1.1.0
Operating system(s) IBM iSeries, Windows
Databases and tools IBM DB2, TCP/IPX
Features/modules
•Biometric ID of donors/Biometric ID of patients available via a third party/not available via this software
•Full support of ISBT 128 unit labeling installed
•Barcode reading of donor and unit information installed
•Unit inventory in donor center/In transfusion service installed/installed
•Autologous and directed unit tracking installed
•Tracking of units delivered to OR or ED for remote inventory storage installed
•Direct entry of test results/Crossmatch results installed/installed
•Neonatal compatibility testing installed
•Electronic crossmatch decision-making installed
•Antigen typing installed
•Integrated bedside check for transfusion using positive patient ID not available via this software
•Track all steps in production of product installed
•Print donor unit labels—barcoded installed
•Unique ID labeling of split products installed
•Interfaces with blood irradiator or centrifuges under development
•Centralized transfusion service capability installed
•Donor recruitment and management installed
•Ability to manage and execute donor questionnaire installed
•Scheduling of mobile donor events available via a companion product
•Laptop-based mobile donor registration module installed
•Source or recovered plasma management installed
•Accounts receivable installed
•Management reports installed
•Ad hoc report writer installed
•Ability to determine query language for accessing data installed
•Quality control management/Collection management installed/installed
•Cord blood processing installed
•Biologics management installed
•Business analytics installed
•Blood bank utilization installed
Interfaces to automated donor infectious disease testing instruments yes (to instruments from Abbott, Immucor, Luminex, Olympus, Roche, Sysmex, Tecan, others)
Interfaces to automated ABO/Rh/antibody screening instruments yes (to instruments from Abbott, Immucor, Luminex, Olympus, Roche, Sysmex, Tecan, others)
Electronic interface to bedside patient ID systems no
Recommended tools to help clients validate system IQ/OQ/PQ validation documents and system-level tests from BBCS; IQ validation tools from Optimize Technology Group
System provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code no
Provide LOINC dictionary for each new installation no
User group/Source code yes (meets via webinar, conference call, in person)/escrow
Methods by which users can tailor blood bank system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, BBCS configuration options
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (complete list with no restrictions regarding its use)
Clients restricted from sharing experience with company or software no
Standard software maintenance fee covers periodic updates to software yes
Functionality provided via ASP or cloud-based data center available as a local server or an ASP or cloud-based product (client’s option)
Total cost for smallest standalone blood bank system installation**
Total cost for largest standalone blood bank system installation**
Total incremental cost for smallest blood bank system configuration install**
Total incremental cost for largest blood bank system configuration install**
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) • completely paperless; mobile friendly, with same functionality online and offline • customizable; allows for third-party interfaces • seamless integration of al
*based on July 2017 survey deadline
**pricing for existing sites; total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable †formerly Blood Bank Control System
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