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SCC Soft Computer, SoftID (PPID 2013)

SCC Soft Computer, SoftID (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

SCC Soft Computer
Ellie Vahman
5400 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760

Name of positive patient ID product SoftID
Components of positive patient ID product software, printers, handheld devices, mobile and standard workstations
Company is a reseller of this product(s) no
• For whom company is a reseller
Company sells its products through distribution partners no
• Vendors with which company partners
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 1997
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 4/1/2013
Last major product release 5/1/2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 70
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational 1 (Canada)
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012 10
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 256
Techniques to verify patient ID when creating a wristband on admission or to register outpatient not getting a wristband
Secure techniques to verify patient ID prior to each intervention or specimen collection one-dimensional bar-code wristband, two-dimensional bar-code wristband
• Type of biometric application
Manual entry of ID No. from wristband if bar-coded wristband not available yes
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database yes
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No. yes
Product functionality general laboratory specimen collection, patient and blood unit matching prior to blood transfusion, nursing data collection
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection bar-code label printed centrally, brought to bedside, added to tube; bar-code label printed at bedside, applied to tube
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format configurable based on client preferences
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion
Medication tracking offered via positive patient ID product
• Techniques used to read labels on medications
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used Motorola MC75A, MC55A, MC70
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation 12 oz.
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, dock
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS intermittent docking, Wi-Fi, local area wireless
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on PDA, PC, others
• Other vendors’ positive patient ID products can run on same handheld/ bedside PCs as company’s products without modifying operating system yes
Third-party hospital and/or laboratory information systems interfaced
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products SCC’s LIS interfaces with SCC’s positive patient ID products and with positive patient ID products from other vendors
FDA 510(k) approval unnecessary
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a selected list of comparable sites)
• General license fee per facility $30,000–$250,000
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation $1,500–$2,500
• Cost of software license per workstation
• Cost of information system interface integrated with SCC SoftLab LIS (no additional cost)
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• majority of setup imported from SoftLab LIS so labor required for initial implementation, maintenance, and security management is significantly decreased
• integrated with SoftLab LIS; operates on LIS servers that have interfaces to HIS/EMR
• same client software can be implemented on any number of devices, such as PDAs, tablets, PCs, and mobile nursing workstations

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Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.