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April 24th 2007 - North Mersey Health Informatics Service is the latest NHS customer to choose MSoft’s Blood Tracking solution.

The project covers blood issue and tracking through to collection for clinical use for a total of 17 transfusion fridges across five sites in a multi-campus deployment..

The award of the contract, scheduled to go live later this year, followed open procurement principles and allows a number of objectives to be achieved such as improved efficiency, security, data management capabilities as well as compliance with EC directives for blood audit, paramount in ensuring optimum patient safety and care.

The project incorprates MSoft‘s innovative software and IBM‘s proven kiosk technology.

The overall scope of the project will also cover the reporting on the fate of each unit and ultimately be linked to the electronic procurement of blood products based on needs and usage.

“Without question MSoft’s solution was the best placed to meet our key requirements of providing a fully auditable trace of the use of blood and also offers us strategic options in the longer term view. The enterprise class system architecture and use of a Microsoft Windows platform simplifies integration with the ‘Connecting for Health framework‘ and supports easier data transfer to the electronic patient record. All of which means that the project should not suffer the limitations of a stand alone solution as we develop new needs from technology,” commented John James, project manager for North Mersey HIS.

Operationally the system covers both the Royal and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

These Trusts will not only serve their local needs but also act as the hubs serving a further 15 blood issue fridges.

These will meet the needs of the The Cardiothoracic Centre - Liverpool NHS Trust, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust and Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust also providing acute care to North Merseyside and the wider Region.

Martin Blake, MSoft sales manager comments, “The collaborative approach taken by the Project Team has really impressed us in terms of what they are working towards. It was clear that issues like ease of integration and getting a strong technology platform to build on had been thought through and we’ve formed a strong partnership as a result. It is also a significant landmark for MSoft in that it proves our solution is scaleable to meet the needs from a major multi-site system.”

Background History of MSoft

Formed in 1999, MSoft eSolutions has been involved in the tracking of various NHS and public sector assets since April 2000.

In April 2002, MSoft was awarded the contract to supply the Greater Glasgow Independent Living and Equipment Service (GGILES) with an asset management and ordering system, saving Glasgow City Council and Glasgow NHS millions of pounds for the return and re-use of assets in the community. More recently, in April 2006, MSoft and Glasgow won a Government Computing Award for the "best project delivering efficiency" based on asset tracking, recovery and recycling.

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Ball, Anderson Baillie
Tel: 01925 217250
Email: andrewball@andersonbaillie.com

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