West Cal Cam becomes 181st Site in Southeast to Choose SafeTrace Tx(R)
DENVER, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies(R) ("Wyndgate") division has licensed SafeTrace Tx transfusion management software to West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital ("West Cal Cam") of Sulphur, Louisiana. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Ms. Tiffany K. Martin, Laboratory Director for West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, stated, "After converting our lab from paper processes to the Orchard Harvest laboratory information system (LIS) four years ago, our administration recognized the need for a robust transfusion management system to manage our blood bank. We discovered that Wyndgate's SafeTrace Tx interfaced well with Orchard and with McKesson, our hospital information system vendor."
Ms. Martin continued, "Quality is the most important aspect for us in our lab. We were concerned about the numerous areas in the process where errors could be life-threatening. With automated systems such as SafeTrace Tx, built-in safety features and hard stops are typically available to help us detect and avoid errors. We were also excited about the ease of use and efficiencies built into the system, such as the Patient-At-A-Glance Bar(R), which allows us to view critical patient information in one location without pulling up charts."
SafeTrace Tx is a blood management software system designed to raise the standard of care for patients, improve safety, reduce waste and increase efficiency. SafeTrace Tx provides comprehensive tracking of orders, specimens, blood products, derivatives, and accessories with a complete testing and transfusion history in one consolidated record. These features allow a blood bank to choose appropriate blood products for therapy and track those blood products from their origin to the intended patient.
Wm. Scott Dustin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Wyndgate Technologies, commented, "We are pleased to have been chosen to assist West Cal Cam with converting their blood bank from paper to SafeTrace Tx. The efficiencies that will be created after implementing the system will help West Cal Cam realize cost savings in the department, streamline processes and provide better tracking of blood products. Secure tracking and safety features in SafeTrace Tx will assist in making it easier for their technicians to select appropriate blood products for their patients, with the goal of enhancing the level of patient care."
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital serves Louisiana's West Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes with acute inpatient care, primary care physicians, general and orthopedic surgeons, ambulatory services for emergency and surgery. Founded in 1953, West Cal Cam has a main hospital facility, three clinics, a pre-natal clinic, ten physician offices, a nursing home and a long term care facility.
About Global Med Technologies(R), Inc.
Global Med Technologies, Inc. is an international medical software company which develops regulated and non-regulated software products and services for the healthcare industry. As a leading provider of blood and laboratory software applications and services, Global Med's products are deployed in 20 countries and serve over 1,600 transfusion centers, blood banks and laboratories.
Global Med's domestic companies are Wyndgate Technologies(R), which provides Vein-to-Vein(R) tracking through its Donor Doc(TM), SafeTrace(R), SafeTrace Tx(R) and ElDorado Donor(TM) software products; eDonor(R), which provides a web-based donor relationship management system that integrates recruitment, scheduling, retention and fulfillment for national as well as local community blood centers and hospitals; and PeopleMed(TM), Inc., which implements cost-effective customized software validation, consulting and compliance solutions to hospitals and donor centers.
Global Med's European subsidiary, Inlog, SA, is a leading developer of donor center and transfusion management systems as well as cellular therapy software, laboratory information systems and quality assurance medical software systems internationally. Inlog's products include EdgeBlood*, EdgeTrack*, EdgeCell, EdgeLab and SapaNet.
*FDA 510(k) clearance required prior to sales in the U.S.
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