Military Awards Mediware ATO for Transfusion Software

HCLL™ Transfusion software passes rigorous testing processes and receives Authorization to Operate (ATO) certification in rollout to 68 global military health sites.

LENEXA, KS June 4, 2012 –Mediware® Information Systems, Inc. announced today that the company’s HCLL Transfusion software has earned the Authorization to Operate (ATO) certification from the U.S. Department of Defense, a critical step in the implementation of enterprise software in the US Military Health System (MHS). HCLL™ Transfusion was licensed last spring for use at 68 MHS sites worldwide. Mediware’s LifeTrak® Donor software, which was contracted for use at 28 global sites in late 2010, was awarded ATO status in July, 2011. Implementation efforts for both contracts continue to progress.

“Achieving ATO status from the U.S. Department Defense is a significant achievement, one that highlights the robust and secure nature of our software,” said Thomas Mann, Mediware’s president and chief executive officer. “Throughout the certification process, the DOD performs intense testing to analyze any possible impact the software may have on the security and scalability of the MHS network. I’m pleased that both products have now received certification and that we can look forward to the next steps in these global engagements.”

Mediware is involved in two separate initiatives to modernize the blood management information systems used by the MHS. The first contract award included Mediware’s LifeTrak software, which was selected to support the full spectrum of blood donor center functions. This includes managing blood donations, blood donor screening and the associated record keeping for military blood donors, their dependent donors and other civilian donors in the United States, abroad and in theaters of operations. It also includes donor screening and registration, as well as blood manufacturing processes such as donor collection, component preparation, testing, labeling, shipping and reporting.  The new system will share information among individual centers; create lookback (i.e., blood product traceability) across blood centers throughout the MHS; and share information in standard formats with other MHS IT systems.

The second contract award included Mediware’s HCLL Transfusion software, which will allow MHS facilities to utilize common clinical processes and share patient and inventory data across the various branch operations throughout the world. The HCLL software is currently used by more than 350 hospitals, including many of the largest academic medical centers and hospital networks.  The software provides customers more than 60 clinical checks to help ensure the right blood is transfused to the right patient and enables hospitals and hospital networks with powerful inventory management capabilities to manage blood products across multiple locations and facilities. HCLL is 510(k) cleared as a medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Both initiatives are part of a MHS Global Blood Initiative that will eventually also include KnowledgeTrak to provide integrated training and compliance management, and InSight to provide blood management specific performance dashboards. In both projects Mediware is providing software and services as a subcontractor with a consortium of other selected vendors who are providing implementation and consulting services associated with the project.

For more information about these products, please visit the blood management solutions section of Mediware’s website.

About MediwareMediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that 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; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers and research facilities; 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 website at

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