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R.F. Nozick and Associates

April 23, 2010 08:00 ET

R.F. Nozick and Associates and SmarteSoft Inc. Form Strategic Healthcare Services Partnership

SANCTUARY™ Automated Validation Solution Offers 100% FDA & AABB Compliant Coverage of System Core Processes, Enhancing Patient Safety for Leading Blood Bank Software Systems

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - April 23, 2010) -  R.F. Nozick and Associates, the leader in independent clinical laboratory compliance validation services, has partnered with SmarteSoft Inc., the industry leader in rapid-development software test automation products, to create SANCTUARY™, a highly efficient quality assurance solution for clinical laboratory installations, including Blood Bank and Blood Donor Center applications.

SANCTUARY™ utilizes both R.F. Nozick's proven Operational Qualification (OQ) validation process and SmarteSoft's SmarteScript™ automated testing solution. It was developed to meet the individual quality governance requirements of both individual and interfaced healthcare system applications for all major vendors, and is fully compliant with FDA, AABB, ISBT and other regulatory organizations.

"We have developed a uniquely integrated, automated validation solution that assures complete application safety and control, while simultaneously reducing validation and system maintenance costs," said Bill Daly, R.F. Nozick's CEO. "SANCTUARY™ enables validation test routines that can be executed at any time, thereby providing repeatable and consistent validation compliance with full summary conclusion reporting capabilities."

SANCTUARY™ adheres to the same change control standards that hospitals use every day. It allows clients to test and validate new patches and service releases delivered by software vendors in far less time, thereby giving laboratory personnel continuous assurance as to the quality and stability of their healthcare system, regardless of modification scale or frequency.

"This partnership offers laboratory system analysis expertise that is unmatched in the industry," said Gordon MacGregor, SmarteSoft's CEO. "Our collaborative mission is to ensure the highest possible levels of patient safety through the delivery of exceptional clinical laboratory system compliance solutions in the US, Europe and, via our Melbourne office, Australasia."

"Releasing an incorrect product in a Blood Bank can have a severe negative impact on patient welfare, as well as become a financial liability for hospitals," Bill Daly added. "Coupling SmarteSoft's SmarteScript with the regulatory knowledge and expertise of R.F. Nozick offers clients the highest levels of laboratory patient safety and laboratory software validation cost-efficiency."

For more information about SANCTUARY™, please visit

About R.F. Nozick and Associates

R.F. Nozick and Associates was founded in 1995 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. The company is a leader in clinical laboratory solutions for the implementation and upgrade of Blood Bank software systems. The R.F. Nozick team carries almost 30 years of healthcare experience, with special expertise in clinical laboratory and information technology validation services. R.F. Nozick maintains a high level of expertise with current regulatory requirements and instructs both laboratories and software vendors in how to comply with regulations mandated by the FDA, HCFA (HIPAA), CAP, JCACHO, AABB, ISBT, and other regulatory organizations. For information, contact, call (480) 346-7011 or visit

About SmarteSoft Inc.

SmarteSoft, Inc. offers an integrated suite of test management, functional test automation, and performance test tools and services. Headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices in multiple locations in the U.S., Europe, and in Melbourne, Australia, SmarteSoft serves a broad spectrum of industries including Medical/Healthcare, Energy, Finance, Retail, Software and Government. With no scripting skills needed, and easy maintenance and sharing among development and deployment teams, SmarteSoft products bridge the gaps between Software Development, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis and Deployment. For more information, contact, call (512) 782 9409, or visit

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    Dennis Johnson
    R.F. Nozick and Associates
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