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October 04, 2011 10:00 ET

Vedant and Transfusion Management Services Team to Maintain Safety of Blood Banks

Integrated System Ensures Compliance With Blood Bank Management Regulations

NEWBURYPORT, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Vedant Incorporated, the leading provider of integrated testing, risk management, and quality governance solutions for healthcare information systems, and Transfusion Management Services Inc. (TxMS), a provider of blood bank system validation and operational consulting services, today announced a partnership to provide blood bank and laboratory system validation services for transfusion and donor applications. Vedant has integrated TestStream®, its automated testing solution in use by thousands of healthcare providers, with TxMS' test script validation service to help healthcare organizations meet stringent blood bank specifications and requirements mandated by the FDA, AABB, CAP, ISBT and other regulatory organizations.

"This integration enables blood banks and donor centers to execute comprehensive validations at any time, providing repeatable and consistent validation compliance in far less time than the traditional, manual approach," said Scott Almeda, CEO at Vedant. "Vedant and TxMS are providing the highest level of support for required testing of new blood bank system installations and system upgrades."

"Accurate transfusion and donor center operations are critical for patient safety and positive outcomes. Issuing incorrect blood components can severely impact patient welfare, and become a financial liability for hospitals," said Neal Smith, President at TxMS. "By coupling Vedant's TestStream automated testing solution with TxMS' expertise in blood bank workflow and regulatory requirements, we can ensure the highest levels of system effectiveness and patient safety."

TestStream Speeds Complete System Validation

TestStream automates the extraction of all system data and settings for patient/unit compatibility and interpretations. With this partnership, 100 percent of the thousands of possible combinations of these settings can be validated against expected results. In addition, all system functions -- from patient admission, orders, test and results to blood product entry, testing, allocation and issue -- can be tested, using scenarios customized according to clients' specific requirements and workflows. Furthermore, these scenarios can be readily re-used to test future patches and upgrades. Validation results are fully documented with screenshots of all steps and pass/fail reports, and a defect tracking system helps clients prioritize any issues for remediation.

TestStream automation easily integrates across best-of-breed type information technology environments, giving laboratory, IT and risk management staff critical, continuous assurance of the quality and stability of their healthcare information system, regardless of interfaces and modification scale or frequency. This can drastically cut the time to complete system validation from two to four months to four to six weeks.

About Transfusion Management Services, Inc. (TxMS)
TxMS was founded in 1999 and is based in Tucson, AZ. TxMS provides cost-effective system validation, data optimization and operational consulting services, assisting hospital blood banks and donor centers with regulatory compliance, cost reduction, system integration and process improvement. The team at TxMS has in-depth knowledge and practice in blood banking, transfusion medicine and the healthcare industry. www.txmedweb.com

About Vedant Incorporated
Vedant Incorporated, founded in 1989, is a privately-held, U.S.-based corporation headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Vedant's business focus is the continued innovation of unparalleled quality-governance solutions for today's heterogeneous IT environments, with a specific emphasis on automated quality-lifecycle management of acute healthcare systems. Vedant provides its customers thorough, exceedingly reliable, and easy-to-use testing solutions. These solutions provide superior levels of quality governance of business-critical applications, mitigate the risk of system changes, and contribute significant ROI to organizations by reducing risk, maximizing IT investments, and optimizing testing methodologies and results to provide the highest levels of patient safety. www.vedanthealth.com/txms.

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