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  • HemaTerra Helps Blood Centers Implement Pathogen Reduction with HemaComply

    January 16, 2017

    HemaComply–QC, a complete Quality Management System, helps blood centers to implement pathogen reduction technology (PRT) into their platelet production process. HemaComply’s pathogen reduction features simplify the process of verifying that products meet the pre-illumination guard band criteria, visually displays the post-illumination eligible container types (Single Volume, Large Volume and Dual Storage), as well providing volume loss calculations in the event that a guard band is not met.
           Pathogen reduction is just one feature of HemaComply–QC, a system already recognized for its ability to build, track and monitor Quality Control Plans in real time. HemaComply–QC supports all Statistical Process Control and non-SPC methodologies for product quality control. It also supports platelet qualification, cryo pools, pooled platelets, and others.
           The functions of HemaComply’s pathogen reduction feature support current technologies that prepare pathogen-reduced products for transfusion. All data is in real time to speed guard band analysis and quickly identify small volume, large volume and dual storage sets. “New and emerging pathogens challenge the blood collection industry and threaten the health of patients who receive transfusion-transmitted infections,” said Simon Dawson, chief operating officer of HemaTerra Technologies. “Pathogen reduction functions of HemaComply–QC align with organizational processes and greatly reduce the associated paperwork in order to accelerate product throughput."
           HemaComply–QC helps ensure that quality is controlled by organizational process and that procedures are executed successfully. “This system is a reflection of our partners’ valuable insight, which ultimately guided our design and integration with the latest molecular technology,” said Todd Collins, president and CEO of HemaTerra Technologies. “Helping our partners resolve challenges with integrated software solutions is an investment we are proud to make, and continue making, regardless of industry fluctuations.”

  • HemaTerra Year in Review

    December 19, 2016

    HemaTerra Technologies is pleased to share highlights of a year made successful with industry partners, terrific clients, and innovative products. In 2016, many blood centers, plasma collectors and hospitals from across the country and around the world were welcomed to the HemaTerra family. They selected HemaTerra’s products to help them streamline their operations within a collections center, laboratory, hospital services, and medical center, as well as across a blood center alliance or affiliation.
           “It’s an exciting time in our industry,” said Todd Collins, president & CEO of HemaTerra Technologies. “The changing landscape rewards those that are quick, nimble and open to change and guidance. This holds true for blood and plasma collectors as well as providers, like HemaTerra. Whether our partners lead us into new markets or help perfect our product features… it is exciting to be on the journey with them.” read more

  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Selects HemaTerra’s Blood Order Management System

    November 2, 2016

    The HemaControl blood order management system was selected by and is now supporting Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and its more than 170 hospitals and healthcare institutions in 26 Texas counties. The Blood Center is one of the many top blood supply organizations that have chosen the HemaControl blood order management system for its intuitive design, streamlined workflow and full integration with inventory management, product QC and recruitment. Integration of key blood center operational areas is essential for complete supply chain management and controlling costs. The Blood Center has branded the system to its users as “Customer Connect,” emphasizing the accessibility of information.
           HemaControl’s blood order management system forms a critical link between blood centers and their hospital partners, as well as other healthcare facilities, to ensure comprehensive oversight of all blood orders and real-time status along any point from order entry to delivery confirmation. The outcomes along every point in the process can prompt correlating activity updates and adjustments to inventory, product QC and recruitment, when integrated with other HemaTerra products. Similarly, an influx in hospital demand or a rare specialty order will be paired against inventory and/or initiate an appropriate response in recruitment... read more

  • HemaTerra Launches Industry-First Integrated Equipment Manager

    October 13, 2016

    We are pleased to announce the launch of HemaComply – Equipment Manager, an equipment maintenance, quality control (QC) tracking and calibration scheduling system. Built for blood centers, hospitals and other medical environments, HemaComply – Equipment Manager oversees the scheduling, review and documentation of preventive maintenance and daily QC tasks, as well as calibration schedules, to ensure equipment compliance and support safe products and services.
           Blood centers, hospitals and all complex medical facilities have high volumes of lab and medical equipment, which create and require a massive number of maintenance tasks and calibration schedules for validation. When handled manually or in a stand-alone system, equipment management is burdensome and subject to compliance issues. In an automated and integrated system, time spent managing daily QC, preventive maintenance and calibration activities is decreased and compliance risk is reduced. HemaComply – Equipment Manager controls all equipment management activities to ensure that critical equipment is never out of specification, out-of-service equipment is promptly attended to, and compliance is maintained... read more

  • HemaTerra Announces FrontDesk

    August 19, 2016

    HemaTerra is proud to announce FrontDesk, an innovative module that empowers center managers to take charge of their numbers and meet organizational goals. FrontDesk is expertly bundled with the top-ranking HemaConnect donor recruitment CRM. HemaConnect’s FrontDesk brings donor center information and online resources together to give managers power over their metrics and the ability to respond nimbly to change. In just a few screens, managers can see important activity – mobile app usage, upcoming campaigns, donor recruitment activity, etc. – and use it to make intelligent management decisions.
           HemaConnect’s FrontDesk is equipped with features that will benefit blood and plasma collection, such as right-type mix, conversion management and prospect marketing. Center managers will be able to view their numbers against those of their peers and against the goals of the organization on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Widgets display relevant data to help center managers quickly spot the areas that are progressing and those in need of attention... read more

  • HemaTerra to partner with ProGuide and BCA in support of 2016 BOOTS Program

    January 4, 2016

    HemaTerra Technologies is supporting ProGuide in the sixth annual Blood Operations Optimization Training Sessions (BOOTS). The BOOTS series offers focused training for blood center executives to improve operational performance, optimize cost structure, and more effectively manage resources in a fluctuating market. Blood Centers of America (BCA) will once again also sponsor the 2016 BOOTS program.
           BOOTS has attracted hundreds of executives who rely on its training for effectively navigating the ongoing changes in our industry. “We are thrilled to support ProGuide in offering such a time-critical program,” said Todd Collins, president and CEO of HemaTerra Technologies.“ The opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders and learn from the outcomes of the BOOTS workshops will help drive the expansion of software products, such as HemaConnect (donor recruitment CRM) and HemaControl (inventory management system), to intelligently meet blood center needs. Software will help blood centers to efficiently implement the business practices needed to control costs and maximize resources.”... read more

  • HemaTerra’s inventory management system selected by New Zealand Blood Service

    December 7, 2015

    HemaTerra Technologies was selected by New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) for its HemaControl inventory management system. HemaControl is an enterprise system that assembles collections and operations planning, real-time inventory, hospital ordering and recruitment data to close any “gaps” in operations, reduce cost, and maximize resources. HemaControl provides granular information, such as ABO blood type, product, device and location, and publishes that information to an integrated CRM for demand-based recruitment. The sprawling views of HemaControl are available on any computer or mobile device.
           “Centralization of blood management processes is a major focus for NZBS,” said Trilby van Bree, National Manager Logistics of New Zealand Blood Service. “Our four main hub sites are each responsible for handling the needs of their respective regions – and collectively the entire country – HemaControl will let them share information and see their needs relative to that of the entire blood service. All of which has a significant impact on our ability to control costs and respond efficiently to changes in demand. HemaControl will help us pinpoint our exact needs, while conserving our costs to produce them. We look forward to a very productive relationship with the HemaTerra team and appreciate their innovations with this system"... read more

  • Versiti™ Selects HemaTerra Technologies

    June 8, 2015

    HemaTerra Technologies has been selected by Versiti, an affiliation of four blood centers, for the unique features of HemaConnect, HemaMobile and the VoIP dialer. HemaConnect, the industry’s preferred donor recruitment CRM, processed nearly 40 million products and 16 million donations last year. HemaConnect is the only integrated system to provide vital recruitment data for true supply chain and inventory management, when combined with HemaControl. Also unique is its robust VoIP dialer and smartphone-friendly applications, available with HemaMobile.
           “We look forward to the collaboration and streamlined resource allocation this enterprise system will provide,” said Todd Abner, vice president of recruitment at Versiti. “HemaConnect fully supports our commitment to provide high-quality service at a reduced cost. It enables us to quickly adjust to meet the changing needs of our healthcare system partners and communities, and helps us to fulfill our mission of advancing patient care. The intelligence of this system is in the features, which from our account, puts it on an innovation level of its own.”... read more

  • HemaControl inventory network goes live for ACTS members

    January 20, 2014

    HemaTerra Technologies has implemented the second stage of HemaControl Enterprise Edition. An industry breakthrough in inventory management, HemaControl assembles real-time data from any area – blood center, network, alliance or GPO – and closes all “gaps” to reduce costs and maximize resources. HemaControl also spans across an entire network of blood centers to retrieve that same information, by state or region. HemaControl provides granular information, such as ABO blood type, product, device, and location, to an integrated CRM for alignment with demand-based recruitment.
           The Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) has completed HemaControl’s second stage of installation, which enables each blood center within the Alliance to view their own inventory, or that of the entire network. HemaControl is fully integrated with HemaConnect (donor recruitment CRM) to enable blood centers to perform demand-based recruitment by ABO blood type, product, device and location. The ACTS implementation of HemaControl will continue with implementations of demand planning, logistics and transportation, as well as deeper integration with demand-based recruitment… read more

  • ACTS adopts HemaControl as inventory management standard

    August 26, 2013

    HemaTerra Technologies announced the first single-standard adoption of HemaControl Enterprise Edition, the only real-time inventory management system. Following a unanimous vote, the nine-member Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) will become the world model for large-scale resource alignment, which will improve service, operational efficiency and cost control.
           HemaControl Enterprise Edition aligns multiple blood centers for real-time inventory management and provides demand-planning tools that integrate other systems, such as demand-based donor recruitment. Whether used in a single blood center, region, or across an entire network similar to ACTS, blood centers will have the ability to look at their individual inventory and demand needs, as well as that of their member network as a whole. Sharing data by blood center, enterprise, ABO, product type, or distribution location gives decision makers the information they need to maximize resources and contain costs... read more

  • HemaTerra takes confusion and concern out of Quality Control plans

    April 29, 2013

    HemaTerra Technologies announced the implementation of HemaComply, a web-based Quality Control (QC) management system. HemaComply takes the confusion and concern out of managing QC plans by following configured processes and providing a single location for information. From beginning to end, each step in the QC process is recorded, acknowledged and completed before becoming part of the QC plan history.
           “The timing could not be better for HemaComply,” said Marian Garrard, COO Blood Services for The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. “QC plan management and resources will certainly benefit from having automated processes and centralized information. This is the first system I’ve seen that will enable us to configure workflow into our footprint, and for each facet of our QC plan. No part of the process is left to chance, and our team remains on task with the help of notifications and alerts that are part of this system.” … read more

  • First all-inclusive inventory management system used by Carter BloodCare

    October 22, 2012

    HemaTerra Technologies announced that Carter BloodCare has purchased and will pilot the first implementation of HemaControl. HemaControl is the only comprehensive inventory management system in the blood industry that combines data from demand forecasting, collections planning, product quarantines and outdates to get real-time inventory management that significantly reduces errors and limits outdates.
           Carter BloodCare is the primary provider of blood components and serves more than 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 58 counties of North, Central and East Texas. It is the largest blood center in Texas, providing more than 440,000 units of blood components each year. “The reputation and high standards of Carter BloodCare made for an easy choice in selecting HemaControl’s first implementation site,” said Todd Collins, President and CEO of HemaTerra Technologies. “Carter BloodCare’s use of this broad system, coupled with the results that will be realized by automating manual processes, will be invaluable in reducing product outdates and improving blood utilization.” … read more