HemaTerra Technologies announced the implementation of HemaComply, a web-based Quality Control (QC) management system. HemaComply takes the confusion and concern out of managing QC plans by following configured processes and providing a single location for information. From beginning to end, each step in the QC process is recorded, acknowledged and completed before becoming part of the QC plan history.
“The timing could not be better for HemaComply,” said Marian Garrard, COO Blood Services for The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. “QC plan management and resources will certainly benefit from having automated processes and centralized information. This is the first system I’ve seen that will enable us to configure workflow into our footprint, and for each facet of our QC plan. No part of the process is left to chance, and our team remains on task with the help of notifications and alerts that are part of this system.”
HemaComply’s simple point-and-click interface helps blood centers easily achieve consistent product sampling and qualification, as well as successful execution of their QC plan. HemaComply assembles the information for blood centers — from every location and device — and then organizes it into navigable categories. This one central system enables blood centers to input, monitor and retrieve information, as well as make changes to their QC plan, based on timely reports.
“This system is a true workhorse and does a great job of aggregating data and QC plan performance,” said HemaTerra President and CEO Todd Collins. “HemaComply does away with cumbersome spreadsheets and assembling various data files to create QC audit reports. The information you need (and rely on) is literally at your fingertips at any time, and from any computer or smartphone.”
HemaTerra collaborated with key industry organizations that share the challenge of maintaining a consistent and effective QC plan. Their insight clarified a very complex process, and HemaTerra appreciates the support received from the following blood centers:
- The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, Austin, Texas
- Carter BloodCare, Bedford, Texas
- Coastal Bend Blood Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
- Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston, Texas
- LifeShare Blood Centers, Shreveport, Louisiana
With development previously announced in January 2013, HemaComply is implementing in two blood centers and is planned for several more.