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Niceware Healthcare Solutions

Niceware

Niceware Healthcare develops bar code and RFID software solutions that enable healthcare providers to solve some of the most difficult identification and tracking challenges. Niceware Healthcare solutions help patient care providers streamline, automate and improve accuracy within the healthcare industry by offering positive identification solutions that are easy to deploy, affordable and fully compliant with current bar code and RFID labeling requirements.

NiceLabel Software

Major Components

  • Global business partner of Euro Plus d.o.o (Slovenia)
  • Parent Product "NiceLabel" introduced in 1990
  • NiceLabel is a suite of software products used to simplify the deployment of barcoding and RFID generation.

NiceWare Strategic Advantage

Blood Labeling
- LabelClinic the ISBT-128 and Codabar compliant print server
PatientWristband Solution
- Low cost, rapid deployment tool for bar code or RFID enabling patient admitting healthcare applications.
- HL7 Integration to HIS
Niceware"Point-of-Care" Solutions
- Low cost, custom, rapid deployment for bar code enabling laboratory healthcare applications.
- HL7 Integration to LIS
- Customized Rapid deployment of mobile components for bedside labeling applications
Histology Identification
- Barcode enable any printer for the identification of slides and cassettes in histology

Blood Banks

History

  • Blood banking pioneered bar coding for healthcare.
  • Codabar adopted in 1972 for U.S. blood banking.
  • International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) publishes ISBT-128 specification
  • The International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) set standards for an international barcode standard based on Code 128 for the transfer of information associated with blood transfusion, cellular therapy, and tissue transplantation.
  • ISBT 128 is not in the public domain; therefore, implementation requires registration with ICCBBA including payment of annual fees.

ISBT128 Adoption by Country

ISBT128 Global Adoption

Patient Safety through Positive Identification
- Barcode and RFID software products that provide secure, high quality marking and identification for people, blood, tissue and more.
Healthcare Implementation Projects
- Hundreds of healthcare institutions use NiceLabel within their facilities for a variety of applications including blood labeling, patient identification, bedside point of care, histology and more.
Healthcare Product Development
- New software technology has been developed and will continue to be developed to specifically address the identification needs of the healthcare market.
Provide Integration Services
- Provide contract services for development and deployment of solutions
Histology
- Cassette and slide identification driving Leica and Sekura slide printers.
- 2D identification for small space encoding
- Supporing approximately 1000 Leica Slide and Cassette Printers.

ISBT 128 Full Face Layout

Upper left hand quadrant
- Donation identification number. Every blood collection or processing center worldwide can be assigned a unique facility identification code.
Upper right hand quadrant
- ABO/RH Type/Autologous designation in addition to delineating between A, B, AB, and O, blood groups and this field provides Rh(D) type encoding.
Lower left hand quadrant
- Product description and division/splits
Lower right hand quadrant
- Expiration date and time as well as Special Testing

Design standardized label

Identified Unit of Blood

Basic Blood Products

Red Blood Cells
- 40-50% of blood volume
- Carry oxygen throughout the body
- Last for 42 days, refrigerated
White Blood Cells
- Cells of the immune system defending the body against infectious diseases.
Plasma
- 50% of blood volume
- Transfused directly to patients but frequently used as raw material for pharmaceuticals
- Stored frozen for one year
Platelets
- Small percent of blood volume

Identified Unit of Blood


Basic Blood Facts

Collection Sites Percentages
- American Red Cross - 45%
- Community Blood Centers - 45%
- Hospital Blood Banks - 8%

A unit of whole blood is separated by weight, by a centrifuge, into components.
- 1 unit red cells
- 1/2 unit of plasma
- 1/6 unit of platelets

LabelClinic

LabelClinic ISBT is an on-demand database and printing software that conforms to the ISBT-128 standard for blood product identification from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation, Inc. LabelClinic provides a secure, robust and flexible ISBT-128 and Codabar compliant label printing environment that can be integrated into your Blood Bank Management System or operated as a stand-alone system. LabelClinic eliminates the learning curve and time to deploy ISBT-128 compliant database tables and blood labeling into your blood bank. The Service oriented Architecture(SOA) of LabelClinic extends rich functionality to any blood bank information system.

  • ISBT128 is an international information standard for blood, tissue, and cellular therapy products.
  • June 2009, the consensus standard for uniform labeling of cellular therapy(CT) products was published.
  • Niceware has introduced an application identified as LabelClinic CT
  • This application addresses the identification needs of CT product collection and processing facilities.
  • Increase Service Levels - Ensure the required equipment is on hand to perform the necessary work.
  • Protect Brand Integrity - Provide quality products and services.

Features

  • Low Cost CT Compliant Software
  • Provides base CT label templates and CT specific ISBT database
  • Ability to manage local(research) codes
  • Very versatile core software, which includes print server software to integrate into any system that can transmit information
  • Designer software can be used to add custom label templates to the product.

LabelClinic Advantages

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
- No printer limitations or printer based pricing
- No distance limitations on printers
- No forced printers models to use
- No forced label stocks and media to purchase
- Easily make label changes and swap printers
- Both an integrated(connects to external LIS) and Client modules (prints on demand from a PC)
Current Technology
- LabelClinic DB updates synchronized with ICCBBA DB updates
- No need to reinstall or rebuild the application.
- Auto-updater in development(Q3/08)
Flexible
- User-defined DIN, Unit setup and wristband formats to match point of care systems
Reliable
- Built on proven NiceLabel print server technology
- Thousands of installations in all size organizations
- Responsible for mission-critical labeling operations in healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, retail and more.
- Optimally drive thousands of on-demand, thermal barcode printers.
Secure
- Maximize patient safety
- Encrypted and locked product code database eliminates unwanted entry and modification
- User authentication on admin and client modules

Standalone Deployment Model

Stand-Alone Deployment

In many cases, hospital blood banks and transfusion services do not have a blood bank information system that allows the facility to integrate label printing for blood units. A stand-alone deployment of LabelClinic enables a facility to start labeling or re-labeling of blood units at minimum cost and resources. If the time comes to integrate blood labeling into the blood bank information system, no additional licensing is required. In addition, the LabelClinic Stand-alone deployment can be a backup or downtime alternative to the Integrated deployment. Simply install the LabelClinic Client from the server to as many PCs in a facility as needed, and the Stand-Alone deployment is complete.

Integration Layout

Required for customers who have a central system they would like to use for printing.
- Local (Research) codes
- Research identification
- Collection information

Integration Layout Model

LabelClinic Print Server System Requirements

To install and run LabelClinic Print Server, the minimum requirements are: Intel or compatible Pentium class processor (1 GHz or faster recommended), At least 512 MB of RAM , Hard disk with 1 GB of available disk space (actual consumed disk space depends on the amount of printing activity), CD-ROM drive, 32 bit Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 or Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or higher, Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0, Administrative rights to the local computer during installation.

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