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SCC Soft Computer, SoftID.Tx (PPID 2013)

SCC Soft Computer, SoftID.Tx (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

SCC Soft Computer
Ellie Vahman
ellie@softcomputer.com
5400 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760
727-789-0100


Name of positive patient ID product SoftID.Tx
Components of positive patient ID product software, 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 5/1/2013
Last major product release 5/1/2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational 14
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational 0
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational
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 patient and blood unit matching prior to blood transfusion; nursing data collection; verify consent, blood pickup, and courier assignment; vital signs collection notification
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product verification that a physician order is on record for transfusion, verification of informed patient consent, detection of potential mistransfusion, documentation of transfusion data, documentation of final transfusion record
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar code
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion no
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
• 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 yes
• 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)
Cost
• 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 SoftBank system (no additional cost)
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• data resides in SCC SoftBank blood bank system database, allowing for easy and seamless access to transfusion information in real time
• integrated with SoftBank blood bank system; 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, and mobile nursing workstations

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