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Sunquest Information Systems, Sunquest Laboratory Blood Bank Module (Blood Bank 2017)

Sunquest Information Systems, Sunquest Laboratory Blood Bank Module (Blood Bank 2017)

Blood bank information systems, September 2017

Contact Information

Sunquest Information Systems
Stephanie Clohessy
stephanie.clohessy@sunquestinfo.com
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-570-2000


Name of blood bank system Sunquest Laboratory Blood Bank Module
Configuration of blood bank system available as a standalone system designed to interface with any LIS and as a dedicated module for Sunquest’s LIS
•Percentage of blood bank system clients that use another company’s LIS
First-ever blood bank system installation (any brand or model) 1985
Most recent blood bank system installation* May 2017
Last major release or update of featured blood bank system February 2017 (version 8.1)
Total number of contracts for sites operating blood bank system 400+
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 400+
•Sites that are U.S. hospitals with donor and transfusion services 400+
•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 10+ (Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, UK, UAE)
•Other sites 0
Market blood bank system outside the United States yes (UK, Canada, Ireland, Middle East, Asia)
Human languages (other than English) supported by blood bank system
No. of employees in entire company
No. of employees dedicated solely to blood bank systems development, installation, support
Versions of product in field covered by FDA 510(k) clearance 6.4, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 8.1
Operating system(s) IBM AIX, Red Hat Linux, Microsoft Windows server
Databases and tools InterSystems Caché
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 installed
•Centralized transfusion service capability installed
•Donor recruitment and management installed
•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 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 available via a companion product
•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, Grifols, Immucor, others)
Electronic interface to bedside patient ID systems yes (to Sunquest’s system)
Recommended tools to help clients validate system testing tools from STS and Vedant Health
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 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, wraparound programming, keyboards, grids, logs
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) • by combining Sunquest Laboratory, Clinical Collect, Laboratory Blood Bank, and Transfusion Manager, clients can create a closed-loop blood administration system • full integration with LIS for reporting, inquiry, maintenance, quality assurance, and business intelligence • multi-facility capacity, including unit inventory tracking and management
*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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