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NeTLIMS, AutoFusion (Blood Bank 2017)

NeTLIMS, AutoFusion (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood bank information systems, September 2017

Contact Information

NeTLIMS
Noa Kolp
nkolp@netlims.com
65 Challenger Road, Suite 125
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
201-894-5300


Name of blood bank system AutoFusion
Configuration of blood bank system available as a standalone system designed to interface with any LIS and as a dedicated module for NeTLIMS’ LIS
•Percentage of blood bank system clients that use another company’s LIS 0
First-ever blood bank system installation (any brand or model) 2001
Most recent blood bank system installation* May 2017
Last major release or update of featured blood bank system May 2015 (version 3.4)
Total number of contracts for sites operating blood bank system 20 licenses (not tracked by contract)
No. of sales of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017 1
No. of installations of blood bank system between June 2016–June 2017 1
No. of sites operating blood bank system 19
•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 0
•Sites that are U.S. regional blood centers with donor and transfusion services 0
•Sites that are foreign hospitals and regional blood centers 19 (Israel)
•Other sites 0
Market blood bank system outside the United States yes (Israel)
Human languages (other than English) supported by blood bank system Hebrew
No. of employees in entire company 140
No. of employees dedicated solely to blood bank systems development, installation, support 15
Versions of product in field covered by FDA 510(k) clearance 3.02.03
Operating system(s) Windows
Databases and tools Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Caché–any RDBMS
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 not available via this software
•Donor recruitment and management installed
•Ability to manage and execute donor questionnaire installed
•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 installed
•Accounts receivable not available via this software
•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
Interfaces to automated ABO/Rh/antibody screening instruments yes (to instruments from Ortho, Bio-Rad)
Electronic interface to bedside patient ID systems yes (to NeTLIMS’ system)
Recommended tools to help clients validate system detailed audit trail of performed actions, ad hoc reporting, automated scheduled reports, automated alerts and user alert follow-up, control screens–all from NeTLIMS
System provides indexed field in each test definition for LOINC code yes
Provide LOINC dictionary for each new installation no
User group/Source code no/escrow
Methods by which users can tailor blood bank system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, user-defined interfaces, dictionary settings, configuration settings
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (complete list but prospective client must sign a nondisclosure agreement)
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** $175,000
Total cost for largest standalone blood bank system installation** $575,000
Total incremental cost for smallest blood bank system configuration install** $125,000
Total incremental cost for largest blood bank system configuration install** $750,000
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) • user-level configuration, setup, and user logic engine integration provide unparalleled customizability • graphical, user-friendly, simple interface • higher level of automation and decision support increase productivity and safety
*based on July 2017 survey deadline
**pricing for existing sites; total cost includes hardware, software, installation, and training
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