HemaTerra To Partner with ProGuide and BCA in Support of 2016 BOOTS Program

HemaTerra Technologies is supporting ProGuide in the sixth annual Blood Operations Optimization Training Sessions (BOOTS). The BOOTS series offers focused training for blood center executives to improve operational performance, optimize cost structure, and more effectively manage resources in a fluctuating market. Blood Centers of America (BCA) will once again also sponsor the 2016 BOOTS program.

BOOTS has attracted hundreds of executives who rely on its training for effectively navigating the ongoing changes in our industry. “We are thrilled to support ProGuide in offering such a time-critical program,” said Todd Collins, president and CEO of HemaTerra Technologies.“ The opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders and learn from the outcomes of the BOOTS workshops will help drive the expansion of software products, such as HemaConnect (donor recruitment CRM) and HemaControl (inventory management system), to intelligently meet blood center needs. Software will help blood centers to efficiently implement the business practices needed to control costs and maximize resources.”.

The unique BOOTS program includes a series of four HemaTerra workshops and six BCA/Red Belt LEAN training sessions. All are designed to engage participants in hard-hitting challenges, such as reducing cost pressures, handling market shifts, maximizing return on assets, and optimizing operations. Each of the four blood centers selected by HemaTerra as deep-dive workshop locations will determine the topic for the workshop they are hosting. Blood centers interested in hosting a workshop should contact Kathleen Taormina at HemaTerra Technologies (kathleen.taormina@invitahealth.com) or Nina Salamon at BCA (nsalamon@bca.coop).

BOOTS is hands-on learning and offers techniques that can be implemented in any operation. It is must-have training for any executive involved in the management of blood center operations.