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Global Med Technologies (Denver) said that its Wyndgate Technologies division has licensed its SafeTrace Tx transfusion management software to CentraState Healthcare System (Freehold, New Jersey).

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cynthia Kasten, laboratory manager/blood bank supervisor for CentraState Medical Center, said, "We noticed Wyndgate's products in a professional journal and decided to research their transfusion system for our blood bank. After applying the American Association of Blood Bank's Quality System Essentials point system to assess various software systems, we found that Wyndgate's SafeTrace Tx software met our hospital's criteria."

She added, "The Patient-At-A-Glance bar was a major eye-catching feature which will allow us to view critical data at each step in the process. With SafeTrace Tx, we expect to enhance the level of patient safety through the extensive array of test safety checks and make our process more efficient."

SafeTrace Tx is a blood management software system designed to raise the standard of care for patients, improve safety, reduce waste and increase efficiency. The software provides comprehensive tracking of orders, specimens, blood products, derivatives, and accessories with a complete testing and transfusion history in one consolidated record. These complex features will assist CentraState in improving its processes, making it easier for technicians to provide appropriate blood products for their patients.

In other grants/contracts news:

•Hyland Software (Cleveland) reported that it was chosen by University of Wisconsin Health (UW; Madison) including University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics) for use as part of the academic medical center's electronic medical record (EMR) by integrating with its current applications.

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has begun its initiative at patient registration with paperless admitting. Eliminating paper from the registration process is aimed at reducing the delays and costs associated with duplicating and distributing paper copies.