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SCC Soft Computer, SoftBank (Blood Bank 2017)

SCC Soft Computer, SoftBank (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood bank information systems, September 2017

Contact Information

SCC Soft Computer
Ellie Vahman
ellie@softcomputer.com
5400 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760
800-763-8352


Name of blood bank system SoftBank
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) 1992
Most recent blood bank system installation* April 2017
Last major release or update of featured blood bank system April 2017 (version 25.5)
Total number of contracts for sites operating blood bank system 219
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 32
No. of sites operating blood bank system 759
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with donor and transfusion services 62
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with donor services only 0
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with transfusion services only 625
•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 72 (Canada)
•Other sites 0
Market blood bank system outside the United States yes (worldwide)
Human languages (other than English) supported by blood bank system French
No. of employees in entire company 2,000+
No. of employees dedicated solely to blood bank systems development, installation, support 125
Versions of product in field covered by FDA 510(k) clearance 21.x, 23.x, 25.x
Operating system(s) server: IBM AIX (Unix); workstation: Windows
Databases and tools Oracle
Features/modules
•Biometric ID of donors/Biometric ID of patients available via a third party/available via a third party
•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 installed
•Centralized transfusion service capability installed
•Donor recruitment and management available via a companion product
•Ability to manage and execute donor questionnaire available via a companion product
•Scheduling of mobile donor events available via a companion product
•Laptop-based mobile donor registration module available via a companion product
•Source or recovered plasma management available via a companion product
•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)
Interfaces to automated ABO/Rh/antibody screening instruments yes (to instruments from Immucor, Ortho, Bio-Rad, Grifols)
Electronic interface to bedside patient ID systems yes (to SCC’s system and to systems from CareFusion, Epic)
Recommended tools to help clients validate system critical control points, test case instructions, release notes with links to test cases–all from SCC; screen capture validation tool from TechSmith Camtasia
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 in person and via webinar)/escrow
Methods by which users can tailor blood bank system in their own setting ad hoc query tools, dictionary settings
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 aavailable 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) • supports user-defined workflows and provides flexibility, scalability, and multi-site capability; in use at facilities ranging from large multi-site health systems/regions to smaller individual facilities • provides various safety features, including warnings for inconsistencies, errors, and omissions • displays workflow logically in an easy and intuitive manner; robust reporting capability via SCC SoftReports and Web-based business intelligence dashboards via SCC SoftBI
*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
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