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2015 Lab Quality Confab: Randy German in New Orleans

Nov. 3, 2015 Lab Quality Confab Master Session Sheraton New Orleans “Using Real-time Data to Assess Nonconforming Events, Identify Key Indicators of Quality, and Meet AABB and CAP Requirements in Blood Banks and Labs” Randy German, MT(ASCP) SBB—Blood Bank & Laboratory Quality Manager, Hoag Hospital (Newport Beach, Calif.) Many innovative laboratories are devoting more attention […]

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‘Biologic Product Deviation Reporting in the Blood Bank’

Sept. 2015 MedicalLab Management (Cover story) “Biologic Product Deviation Reporting in the Blood Bank” By Randy German, MT(ASCP)SBB “. . . In 2006, following an FDA citation related to BPD reporting, Hoag management decided the blood bank’s paper system was inadequate and acquired a BPD software program [OTIS by Nouvation]. In 2011, the general laboratory […]

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Process Improvement Webinar: Lieta Maffei

Lieta M. Maffei, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, FACHE, discusses: “Problem Management: How Timely Deviation Data Can Streamline Processes and Improve Performance in the Blood Bank and Transfusion Service” OTIS advisor and veteran AABB assessor Lieta Maffei is Principal of Maffei Healthcare Management Consulting (San Diego, Calif.) and former director of quality assurance and compliance at the San Diego […]

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Track and Trend Deviations More Quickly with OTIS 9 from Nouvation

HOUSTON, Tex., and AUGUSTA, Ga.—Mar. 4, 2015—Nouvation has released version 9 of its best-in-class OTIS®-Blood Bank and OTIS®-Laboratory software systems. These two highly evolved solutions help healthcare organizations easily track and trend deviations in the blood bank, transfusion service or laboratory. Hospitals, blood banks and labs use OTIS to quickly analyze nonconforming events—then mine this […]

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OTIS-Laboratory 8 by Nouvation Enhances Process Improvement and Compliance in the Lab

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. and GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—April 28, 2014—Nouvation recently released a major upgrade of its OTIS®-Laboratory software system to help laboratories further drive process improvement, and comply effectively and efficiently with CAP and Joint Commission accreditation requirements. Laboratories use OTIS, an “occurrence tracking information system,” to track and trend deviations or nonconforming events (NCEs), […]

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New OTIS Advisory Council to Help Drive Safety and Process Improvement in Blood Banks and Laboratories

FOUNTAIN VALLEY and NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—March 19, 2014—Nouvation has created a new advisory council to help guide continued enhancements to its OTIS®-Blood Bank and OTIS®-Laboratory software. “We are grateful to these six seasoned advisors for their expert counsel as we continue to fine-tune our deviation-tracking-and-trending solutions relative to practitioner needs and regulatory requirements,” said Nouvation […]

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Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (ABC) Deploys OTIS

CHARLOTTE, N.C., and FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.—Nov. 1, 2013—The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C., announced today that it recently implemented OTIS®-Blood Bank 8—an occurrence tracking information system developed by Nouvation—to facilitate process improvement and regulatory compliance. “Our hospital partners expect us to be vigilant in promoting blood product safety while ensuring an […]

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