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Cerner Corp., Cerner Millennium PathNet Blood Bank Transfusion (Blood Bank 2017)

Cerner Corp., Cerner Millennium PathNet Blood Bank Transfusion (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood bank information systems, September 2017

Contact Information

Cerner Corp.
Jennifer Smith
jennifer.smith@cerner.com
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64117
816-201-3923


Name of blood bank system Cerner Millennium PathNet Blood Bank Transfusion
Configuration of blood bank system standalone–designed to interface with any LIS
•Percentage of blood bank system clients that use another company’s LIS <1%
First-ever blood bank system installation (any brand or model) 1986
Most recent blood bank system installation* June 2017
Last major release or update of featured blood bank system January 2015 (version 2015.01)
Total number of contracts for sites operating blood bank system 308 domains (not tracked by contract)
No. of sales of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017
No. of installations of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017
No. of sites operating blood bank system 307†
•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 265†
•Sites that are U.S. regional blood centers with donor services only 0
•Sites that are U.S. regional blood centers with donor and transfusion services 0
•Sites that are foreign hospitals and regional blood centers 42† (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE, UK)
•Other sites 0
Market blood bank system outside the United States yes (Australia, Canada, Latin America, Middle East, UK)
Human languages (other than English) supported by blood bank system Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Spanish
No. of employees in entire company 26,000+
No. of employees dedicated solely to blood bank systems development, installation, support 100+
Versions of product in field covered by FDA 510(k) clearance 2012.01, 2015.01
Operating system(s) HP-UX, AIX, VMS
Databases and tools Oracle
Features/modules
•Biometric ID of donors/Biometric ID of patients not available via this software/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 installed
•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 not available via this software
•Centralized transfusion service capability installed
•Donor recruitment and management not available via this software
•Ability to manage and execute donor questionnaire not available via this software
•Scheduling of mobile donor events not available via this software
•Laptop-based mobile donor registration module not available via this software
•Source or recovered plasma management not available via this software
•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 not available via this software
•Biologics management not available via this software
•Business analytics installed
•Blood bank utilization installed
Interfaces to automated donor infectious disease testing instruments
Interfaces to automated ABO/Rh/antibody screening instruments yes (to instruments from Bio-Rad, Ortho, Immucor, Grifols, others)
Electronic interface to bedside patient ID systems yes (to Cerner’s system)
Recommended tools to help clients validate system certification guidelines, instructions and online help files for end users, other services–all from Cerner
System provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code yes
Provide LOINC dictionary for each new installation yes
User group/Source code yes (meets in person)/no
Methods by which users can tailor blood bank system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, client development toolkit
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (partial list of comparable sites)
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) • blood management guidelines embedded in orders workflow • expert rules ensure all necessary specimens and testing are requested • interfaces with devices and tracking systems
*based on July 2017 survey deadline †tracked based on domains; some multi-tenant domains
**pricing for existing sites; total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
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