The integrated modules within the BloodTrack suite of solutions help to ensure that each link in the blood supply chain is optimized to reduce transfusion laboratory workload, eliminate waste and provide better patient care. Frequently when blood products leave the transfusion laboratory, the transfusion laboratory staff loses control and visibility of the blood components. BloodTrack software controls, tracks and monitors access to blood products in clinical areas such as operating theaters, intensive care units, labor and delivery and emergency departments. It also uses electronic patient identification technology (ePPID) to reduce sample mislabeling errors and verify right blood, right patient prior to transfusion administration.
These modules fall under the following clinical applications:
Software that manages transfusion laboratory operations across facilities in the Trust.Learn more
Links all BloodTrack modules providing centralised visibility and control from the transfusion laboratory.
Software that controls, tracks and monitors access to emergency blood products.
Software that controls, verifies and monitors emergency and crossmatched blood products in clinical areas.
Software that quickly allocates the right blood product where and when it’s needed.
Software that provides nurses and clinicians with a real-time view of blood inventory and patient transfusion status.
Software that verifies the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside.
All of the modules are connected to a centralised control and management software system called BloodTrack Manager®. Typically located in the Transfusion Laboratory, BloodTrack Manager provides a centralised view of actionable, real-time hospital-wide blood product inventory, patient transfusion activity data and real-time alerts. BloodTrack Manager allows the Transfusion Laboratory to monitor and track blood products and access to BloodTrack controlled storage devices to help ensure compliance, proper handling and patient safety.
The BloodTrack suite of modular software solutions acts as an extension of your laboratory information system (LIS). The software physically secures and electronically verifies and monitors your hospital’s blood supply chain to ensure the right blood product is transfused to the right patient, at the right time, in the right condition.
BloodTrack solutions control, track and monitor blood products by securing existing storage units (e.g., refrigerators, room temperature cabinets or freezers) or HaemoBank® devices with software-controlled electromagnetic locks connected to a BloodTrack kiosk.
BloodTrack solutions electronically documents user access, blood product movements and out-of-storage times, helping you achieve compliance with your regulations, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) — in effect extending the walls of your blood bank to the point-of-care. This provides you with the visibility needed to make informed, real-time decisions to help ensure timely patient care, patient safety and regulatory compliance.
According to the Annual 2017 SHOT Report, near miss incidents at the bedside can be prevented by a final bedside check. It is recommended that electronic blood management systems, such as BloodTrack be evaluated in all clinical areas where transfusions happen.1
Plus, institutions that have implemented BloodTrack modules in strategic locations have seen an improvement in patient care efficiency, a decrease in blood inventory and a reduction in blood waste.2
1 Annual SHOT Report. (2017). Knowledge of basic ABO and Rh blood group systems.17-19
2Staves, J., et al. Electronic remote blood issue: a combination of remote blood issue with a system for end-to-end electronic control of transfusion to provide a “total solution” for a safe and timely hospital blood transfusion service Transfusion. 2008 Mar;48(3):415-24. Epub 2007 Dec 7.
The BloodTrack suite of modular solutions extends your blood bank information system (using SafeTrace Tx® or other system) to the point-of-care. All modules are controlled by BloodTrack Manager®.
All of the modules are connected to a centralized control and management system called BloodTrack Manager. BloodTrack Manager is located in the blood bank and provides a centralized view of actionable, real-time hospital-wide blood product inventory, patient transfusion activity data and real-time alerts. It allows the blood bank to monitor and track blood products and access BloodTrack-controlled storage devices to help ensure compliance and patient safety.
BloodTrack Emerge, our emergency blood management system, controls, tracks and monitors access to emergency blood products, including trauma packs, in the emergency department, trauma area or outpatient surgical center by securing new or existing storage devices with software- controlled electromagnetic locks. This provides your authorized caregivers with safe, fast access to life-saving blood products where and when they are needed most.
The software works with any storage device and the BloodTrack HaemoBank®, creating an emergency blood management system.
It also helps you meet European transfusion Guidelines from JPAC. AAGBI recommends rapid access to emergency blood and blood components, as well as accurate record keeping.3,4
BloodTrack Courier, our crossmatched blood management system, controls, verifies and monitors emergency and crossmatched blood products (RBCs, plasma and platelets) in clinical areas such as labor and delivery, intensive care units and oncology by securing new or existing storage devices with software-controlled electromagnetic locks.
The software works with any storage device and the BloodTrack HaemoBank, creating a crossmatch blood management system.
BloodTrack OnDemand, our just-in-time blood management system, quickly allocates the right blood product to the right patient where and when it’s needed, eliminating the need to crossmatch and label blood products in advance and reducing blood bank and clinical staff workload. The software is designed to work with the BloodTrack HaemoBank, creating a virtual 24/7 automated transfusion service to help you allocate and dispense products “just-in-time” at the point-of-care.
BloodTrack Enquiry, our clinical transfusion workflow software, works with BloodTrack point-of-care blood management solutions to provide nurses and clinicians with a real-time view of blood inventory by location. The software has the ability to check crossmatch sample validity, view and query the location of blood units, determine the patient’s transfusion status and monitor the status of transfusions from any workstation. BloodTrack
Enquiry helps to improve clinical efficiency and reduce unnecessary calls to the blood bank.
BloodTrack Tx Software is an FDA 510(k)-cleared bedside transfusion verification solution that electronically verifies the right blood is transfused to the right patient at the bedside and records transfusions, patient vitals, reactions and staff IDs for Hemovigilance compliance. It can also generate and print blood bank specimen collection labels.
3JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee, Transfusion Handbook
4AGBI Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Safety Guideline - Management of Massive Haemorrhage – November 2010
The BloodTrack HaemoBank blood storage system (sometimes referred to as a “smart refrigerator’’ or “blood vending machine’’) is a just-in-time blood allocation solution developed through a strategic partnership with Helmer Scientific, the leading blood bank cold storage manufacturer. It secures, tracks, monitors and remotely allocates unassigned, crossmatched and emergency blood products just-in-time, at the point-of-care.
The HaemoBank device is available with 20 or 80 individual secure locking compartments:
Depending upon the software configuration, the HaemoBank device may be used as an Emergency Blood Management system, Crossmatched Blood Management system or Just-in-time Blood Management system.
By implementing BloodTrack® Software solutions you can help your organization:
5 Frank, Steven M. M.D.et.al, Reducing Unnecessary Preoperative Blood Orders and Costs by Implementing an Updated Institution-specific Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule and a Remote Electronic Blood Release System. Anesthesiology. 2014 Sep;121(3):501-9.
When a patient needs a transfusion, authorized personnel go to the BloodTrack kiosk or BloodTrack HaemoBank® device and identify themselves, as well as the patient. Depending upon the nature of the need, either an emergency release is activated, or known patient request is made at the kiosk, using a pick-up slip or manually entering the patient’s medical record number (MRN). The blood product dispensing and labeling process proceeds according to the configuration of the BloodTrack software, the type of interface with the transfusion management software and the patient’s requirements.
A complete audit trail of all events related to a blood product is recorded from the time the authorized user accesses the kiosk, to the verification of the right blood, right patient at the bedside.
Each time that a blood product is handled, the BloodTrack Software verifies the following:
No. Only trained and authorized users are able to access BloodTrack kiosks and HaemoBank devices. Users must present credentials (e.g., badge, pin number or other site-defined identification process) at the BloodTrack kiosk or HaemoBank device, which verifies that the person accessing it is authorized to do so.
BloodTrack OnDemand is the software configuration provided by Haemonetics that performs remote allocation using the HaemoBank devices, which are sometimes referred to as automated blood product dispensing refrigerators or blood vending machines.
Note: Remote allocation and remote assignment are only available with a HaemoBank device.
BloodTrack has interfaces with most LIS vendors. The nature of the interface may be one-way communication (unidirectional) or a two-way communication (bidirectional):
1 Murphy, et al. End-to-end electronic transfusion management in hospital practice, ISBT Science Series (2012) 7, 192–196.
2 Staves J, Davies A, Kay J, et al. Electronic remote blood issue: a combination of remote blood issue with a system of end-to-end electronic control of transfusion to provide a “total solution” for a safe and timely hospital blood transfusion service. Transfusion 2008; 48:415-24.
3 McEvoy C. Electronic Blood Tracking System. (Case Study) Dublin, Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte (Health Service Executive), 2015.
4 Hibbs SP, Noel S, Miles D, Staves J, Murphy MF. The impact of electronic decision support and electronic remote blood issue on transfusion practice. Transfusion Medicine 2014; 24: 274-79.
5 Callum J, et al. Remote release of red blood cells by electronic crossmatch in the operating room at a large, academic trauma center: improving the speed of blood delivery while decreasing workload. Date: Monday, October 6 at 4:00 pm Location: AABB Conference Center in Montreal - Room 510 AC.
6 Murphy, et al.