Haemonetics Releases Next Generation of IMPACT® Online Blood Utilization Portal
BRAINTREE, Mass., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) announced today that it has released the next generation of its blood management intelligence portal IMPACT® Online Version 4.0 with enhanced features and functionality designed to provide customers with the additional tools they need to further advance their blood management programs. The John Hopkins Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, both nationally top-ranked hospitals*, are the latest to join a group of leading organizations across the country that are using IMPACT Online to reduce costs by identifying waste in blood product usage and help improve clinical practice through more appropriate application of blood transfusions.
"With the latest release of IMPACT Online, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to use customer feedback to advance our product development and innovation. IMPACT Online's database of three million patient encounters is growing steadily, as is our ability to incorporate new features derived from our interactions with leading hospitals across the country. We think our customers will be pleased with the exciting enhancements we've made to version 4.0. We expect to more than double the number of IMPACT Online customers this fiscal year." Brian Concannon, President and CEO of Haemonetics (HAE), May 2012
IMPACT Online Version 4.0 includes the ability to compare and benchmark blood use and clinical outcomes across all hospitals within an integrated network. It also provides enhanced blood utilization reporting, such as age of blood metrics, to measure the age of the unit of blood at the time of transfusion, as well as ABO Rh distribution reports to identify the blood type of the transfusion recipient and the blood type of the unit transfused. Hospitals can view blood use and transfusion trigger points for each individual surgeon, as well as other physicians in the department. The new version is also the first to incorporate information with other Haemonetics blood management solutions through BloodTrack® Manager data, which provides customers with greater visibility to transfusion trends. Registered IMPACT Online customers can access the tool via the company's new website at www.haemonetics.com.
Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, one of the leading blood conservation institutions in the country, has been successfully using IMPACT Online since its initial launch in 2010. "We've been using IMPACT Online for more than two years and have been impressed by how much it has helped us manage our blood use and enhance our patient care. We are excited about the new features available on IMPACT Online 4.0 because they present us with even more opportunities to help manage our costs and improve clinical outcomes." Dr. Lori Heller, Swedish Medical Center, May 2012
About IMPACT Online
IMPACT Online is a comprehensive blood management business intelligence portal that converts individual, disparate data points into actionable information. Through a secure, web-based interface, hospitals can track their blood use and subsequent clinical outcomes, encouraging the development of best practices to help organizations achieve optimal blood management. By serving as an integrated repository for blood management data, IMPACT Online provides users with a localized, efficient form of performance management. This provides the capability for users to benchmark against other institutions and view data at the institution, department, service line, physician, and patient levels.
Haemonetics is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions for our customers. Together, our devices and consumables, IT products, and consulting services deliver a suite of business solutions to help our customers improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for blood collectors, hospitals, and patients around the world. Our technologies address important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services. To learn more about Haemonetics, visit our website at www.haemonetics.com.
*According to the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of more than 4,800 American hospitals, The John Hopkins Hospital placed first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital ranked fourth in the nation and top ten in cardiology and heart surgery.
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