Carter BloodCare Looks to Streamline Staff Compliance with Mediware’s KnowledgeTrak

Carter will leverage Mediware’s online tool to centralize training and compliance management.

LENEXA, KS, Febuary 9, 2011Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced that Carter BloodCare has licensed the KnowledgeTrak™ software which provides automated tools to oversee training requirements, electronically manage documents, and manage competency and compliance certifications across the organization. Carter BloodCare, which is the largest independent blood center in Texas, seeks to streamline the management of mandated training requirements and improve reporting on staff competencies.

An organization the size of Carter BloodCare, with more than 1,000 employees in many locations, must manage thousands of documents and staff competencies. The addition of tracking document revisions, regulatory changes, staff movement and turnover, only magnifies the complexity of the situation. KnowledgeTrak automates and organizes this process, delivering the required training and documents to each individual with 100% traceability.

“The number of documents we manage for regulatory compliance is extensive; and accuracy and efficiency are essential,” said Dr. Merlyn Sayers, Carter BloodCare’s president and CEO. “KnowledgeTrak provides us a robust tracking and administration tool for training that will be easy to use – and easy to integrate – into our other business systems. I expect it to provide a long-term benefit to our organization.”

KnowledgeTrak is unique to the market because it delivers training, tracks compliance and assesses staff competencies, all within a single software solution. Further, it has been designed specifically to support the regulated environments of blood centers and hospital blood banks and has an impressive list of customers who are using the system.

“Since our launch of KnowledgeTrak in May, we have seen tremendous interest from blood centers and hospitals that need a straight forward tool to streamline the vast amounts of information required to manage staff regulatory compliance,” said Thomas Mann, Mediware’s president and chief executive officer. “KnowledgeTrak clearly addresses a need our customers have and I look forward to discussing the results that prestigious customers like Carter BloodCare experience.”

KnowledgeTrak uses proprietary algorithms and unique functionality to provide an easy to use, and easy to deploy, system designed especially for blood centers and hospital-based blood banks. It assures staff compliance with training goals and regulatory requirements. Courseware from KnowledgeTrak’s extensive K-Book™ compliance library can be used off-the-shelf or tailored to incorporate customer SOPs, providing the fastest and most effective deployment possible. KnowledgeTrak also provides training development tools and can create custom content for any e-learning platform.

Mediware is currently integrating KnowledgeTrak with other blood management software products, including LifeTrak®, QualityTrak ™and HCLL™ Transfusion, which collectively support more than 60 percent of the U.S. blood supply. For more information, contact info@mediware.com.

About Mediware

Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that integrate with electronic medical records to improve efficiencies and address safety concerns enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our web site at https://www.mediware.com/.

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