Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium consists of carefully selected and motivated partners that, working together, are dedicated to producing a generic RFID solution for the industry. We are committed to development of a system that is affordable, useful, and appropriate for blood centers and hospitals of all sizes and operational scenarios.
Since 1947, BloodCenter of Wisconsin has been serving Wisconsin communities by providing life-saving blood products to community hospitals throughout the state. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization specializing in blood collection and distribution, diagnostic testing, medical services and research. While BloodCenter of Wisconsin is best known for our blood collection efforts, we are constantly Doing More Good Than You Know by advancing patient care in many other ways:
- Diagnostic Laboratories performs specialized testing for hospitals and physicians in the diagnosis of blood and genetic disorders and matching donors and patients in need of transplants.
- Medical Services provides consultation and medical direction for transfusion services in hospitals, and treatment to patients with blood related disorders.
- The Blood Research Institute is a premier center for the investigation of blood-related diseases and conditions like sickle-cell disease and hemophilia. For over 60 years the Blood Research Institute has made scientific breakthroughs affecting patients with heart disease, stroke, cancer, immune system disorders and blood diseases.
- Blood Services ensures a safe and stable blood supply for local hospitals. Every day hundreds of generous volunteer blood donors donate blood.
- Organ and Tissue Donation combines procurement services and education to enhance the lives of patients and provide guidance to the families of potential donors.
Carter BloodCare is a not-for-profit organization that operates on behalf of patients and their loved ones in 56 Texas counties. Carter BloodCare was formed in 1998 through the merger of BloodCare in Dallas and Carter Blood Center located in Fort Worth. In April of 2007, Carter BloodCare announced a merger with Tyler-based Stewart Regional Blood Center.
Carter BloodCare is Texas' largest blood center, providing more than 330,000 units of lifesaving blood components for patients annually.
We are accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT Accredited) and affiliated with America's Blood Centers.
Carter BloodCare is the primary provider of blood components and transfusion services for approximately 300 Texas health care facilities. These facilities include our region's children's hospitals, central trauma centers, major cancer centers, and transplant centers.
We offer blood donors and patients many convenient donation opportunities at our network of 26 Donor Centers throughout North Central and East Texas. We also operate an average of 25-30 daily blood drives in the community. To meet the needs of our patients, we must register about 1,100 blood donors each day.
In addition to providing blood components for patients, Carter BloodCare also provides specialized laboratory and patient care services and physician consultation. Carter BloodCare participates in the education of professionals in transfusion medicine and medical technologists specializing in blood banking.
Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) is a not-for-profit blood service, founded in 1979. Our mission is to provide a safe and adequate supply of voluntarily donated blood and blood components for patients in hospitals and to offer related services to our hospitals and other medical facilities.
MBS is the only FDA licensed blood center headquartered in Mississippi, created to manage our state's blood supply.
We service 49 hospitals across the state. MBS operates seven drawing stations across the State of Mississippi with distribution hubs in Jackson, Oxford and Greenville. MBS supplies a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to hospitals in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. MBS is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), a founding member of Blood Centers of America, Inc. (BCA/hemerica), a member of America's Blood Centers (ABC), and a member of the South Central Association of Blood Banks (SCABB).
In 1975, through the initiative of 26 civic clubs, Mississippi Regional Blood Center was formed. This initiative, along with a 0,000 federal grant provided start-up funding for the new blood center, with the stipulation that the center offer its services to hospitals and patients throughout Mississippi.
In November 1979, Mississippi Blood Services, Inc., was created through the consolidation of Family Blood Assurance Program and Mississippi Regional Blood Center.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center.
A 680-bed comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center, UI Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing patient-focused care—available to every person, around the clock—in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.
More than 760 staff physicians and dentists; 480 resident physicians and dentists; 180 fellow physicians; 1,565 nurses; and 4,640 other professional and support staff provide specialized care.
Since 1911, Baptist has served Mississippi as a Christian-based, non-profit comprehensive medical center. Today, Baptist Medical Center is part of a growing network that makes comprehensive health care, health education, health risk assessments and wellness more accessible than ever before. Baptist is reaching out to people wherever they are as an active part of our mission: Our people and our dedication to Christian healing, responsible stewardship of resources and involvement in the community, make Baptist Medical Center a special place.
When someone requires hospitalization, expert medical care is essential. But more is needed -- genuine compassion from health care professionals who understand your concerns. At Baptist Medical Center, we offer a wide range of technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures. And every day -- in ways that most patients and their families may never see or know about -- Baptist professionals demonstrate their unwavering commitment to provide exceptional patient care.
The UW RFID Lab is a center of excellence in RFID, featuring state-of-the-art test beds for investigation of current RFID systems and the development of next-generation RFID solutions. The UW RFID Lab is an international leader in RFID research for healthcare industry applications, recognized for its multidisciplinary team of faculty and research staff and unique university-industry collaboration.
S3Edge is a software product company that provides packaged, Auto-ID-based asset tracking solutions for automation and error proofing of supply chain operations. Spotlight, S3Edge’s software product enables enterprises to configure and view assets, zones, alerts, and reports and to track and obtain trends on asset movement within their organizations.
The S3Edge product and solution suites are built ground up on the Microsoft BizTalk RFID (Server and Mobile) platforms in addition to deeply leveraging Windows Mobile / CE, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows Server platforms. An integral part of the S3Edge business applications are the device providers for various hardware vendors (fixed, mobile, fork-lift and active RFID readers) that are provided as part of the overall solution.
SysLogic is an information systems consulting and services firm dedicated to helping clients large and small conduct business more effectively by delivering solutions that leverage leading-edge technology and sound business processes. We work with our clients to extend the range, reach, and value of information technology in their organizations, to improve or transform the way they do business.
We assist clients in a wide range of projects, from IT strategy to custom application development. Our areas of expertise include architecture, application and embedded development, mobile solutions, process engineering, business intelligence, portal and Web services, software evaluation, business analysis, and project management.
Established in 1995, SysLogic's corporate culture is built upon a strong foundation of integrity, innovation, and use of best practices and proven methodology in everything we do. SysLogic is TECHNOLOGY WITH A HUMAN TOUCH.
Mediware is a specialist provider of information systems focused on complex areas of healthcare. Through our more than 25 years of experience, our focus has evolved from departmental systems residing in pharmacies and blood banks – to broader healthcare solutions that encapsulate clinical workflows, delivering a complete, start-to-finish ClosedLoop™ environment for information and process support.
The latest Mediware product group builds on this rich information management legacy to focus healthcare organizations on improving quality and performance. Using InSight Performance Management, our customers can monitor and take real-time action on key performance indicators ranging from clinical departments to business and financial results.
Our strategy is simple… We seek to provide the richest functionality available through advanced systems designed to integrate with the broader health information infrastructure. This comprehensive approach enables clinicians with all the information, process support and clinical capabilities needed to ensure safe and efficient patient care.
Blood Management Strategy:
Mediware has a proud legacy in blood banking and continually releases advanced technologies designed by seasoned blood bank specialists that improve efficiency and patient safety. Our ClosedLoop products for hospitals and stand-alone blood centers manage blood and biologic materials from donor recruitment, through collection, testing, distribution, storage and transfusion. These robust solutions are used in more than 400 major institutions throughout the world, processing more than 50% of the US blood supply.
Unitech, a global provider of data collection technologies, provides healthcare-specific rugged mobile computers and scanners with antimicrobial and disinfectant-ready housing. Designed for healthcare applications from the inside out, these devices are ideally suited for point of care and pharmaceutical applications.
TAGSYS Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems are currently being used to track and trace millions of individual items — from drugs to library books to fashion apparel and luxury goods. Our integrated systems automate business processes, enable real-time supply chain strategies, and safeguard goods.
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra’s core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time.
Tracient Technologies is a dynamic young company at the forefront of mobile RFID. Incorporated in March 2007 with headquarters in New Zealand, Tracient has a highly skilled and experienced team of both software and hardware developers. Our mission is to design and manufacture RFID readers that enable workers to positively identify assets and items in the field, in the supply chain or in the place of purchase.
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of a National Institute of Health STTRGrant secures FDA 510(k) pre-market clearance, SysLogic initiates transfer to S3Edge. S3Edge, Inc. welcomes the announcement by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that iTrace for BloodCenters, the trac...
Nov. 20, 2012—The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium reports that it has submitted the results of a radio frequency identification pilot to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of a request for 510(k) clearance of the blood-tracking solution. The consortium's membership includes...
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of the National Institute of Health STTR Grant, enters commercialization phase ...
July 19, 2012 - Production pilots were completed in June for the RFID solution at both the blood center and the hospital. BloodCenter of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) conducted an eight-week pilot from blood donation through packing and shipping to hospital customers, including both whole blood and...