Blood Bank of Alaska Selects Mediware

Will Implement LifeTrack and RecruitTrak Suite

LENEXA, KANSAS -November 6- Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) announced that they have implemented Mediware’s LifeTrak® and RecruitTrak™ Suite software systems. The new systems will help them prepare for the opening of their new facility in Anchorage in 2015 that will service the state.

BBA is a multi-site, multi-service blood bank that services the entire state of Alaska with three locations.  Over the last 50 years, BBA has been at the forefront of Alaska healthcare ensuring that their medical facilities across the state have a safe and adequate blood supply. As the population continues to grow, BBA is adapting with new technologies and facilities. LifeTrak and RecruitTrak Suite directly support BBA’s mission to serve the Alaskan community by providing high quality blood products and related laboratory services while meeting changing healthcare needs.

The new 57,000 square foot building will include a state-of-the-art reference laboratory and consolidate operational support staff under one roof.  As blood banking advances and regulations change, Blood Bank of Alaska looks to provide the patients of Alaska with a blood bank that facilitates access to services previously unavailable in Alaska.  This new building will ultimately ensure a safe blood supply in times of disaster and keep patients closer to home during treatment.

BBA saw this as an opportunity to bring them up to speed with other blood banks. The statewide organization was in need of a new system that would provide a centralized solution and support the state’s 2,000 plus blood donors.

“Our organization has an obligation to the patients of Alaska and our valued hospital partners throughout the state to continuously develop our technologies. Mediware provided a wonderful opportunity to upgrade our processes and provide a better donation experience for our donors,” said Robert Scanlon, CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska.

“Mediware is pleased to welcome Blood Bank of Alaska into the growing list of organizations that rely on our solutions,” said T. Kelly Mann, President and CEO of Mediware Information Systems.

About Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
Since 1980, Mediware has provided software solutions to commercial healthcare providers and has since expanded to serve many state and federal agencies. Mediware’s solutions are perfect for high-growth, complex patient care environments that remain underserved by existing vendors. The company employs more than 400 subject matter experts who deeply understand business and care processes in highly specialized acute, non-acute and community-based care settings and have years of experience integrating systems. Mediware’s portfolio of solutions currently includesblood services,cellular therapy,home care,medication management,rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, and long term care. For more information about Mediware products and services, visitwww.mediware.com.