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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hospital Blood Bank Guide to Surviving New HIS

Stephanie Hawkins, MT(ASCP), Regional Blood Bank Manager for Providence Health & Services, shares tips on surviving your hospital’s transition to a new HIS. Download Hawkins’ “Survival Guide” Webinar as she takes you through her four secrets to a successful HIS implementation for your blood bank. (Courtesy of Mediware.)

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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