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 […]

AABB Ebola fact sheet addresses questions about the virus

AABB encourages blood establishments to refer to the AABB Ebola Fact Sheet on the AABB website. From the AABB: “While Ebola is not recognized as a transfusion-transmitted infection (!?!), viremia does occur. However, viremic patients are expected to be symptomatic and therefore unqualified to donate. In addition, infections have been confined to malarious areas from […]

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