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The BEST Path for Blood Management Software: From Idea to Prototype to a Deployable Solution

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A Global Profile Database for Blood Donors Identity, Health, and Travel History in its working version labelled the Blue Evaluation Software or BEST prototype has been designed to meet specifications for US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army. BEST provides a working deployable interface between military needs and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf COTS blood software. Originally developed to work with one industry leading COTS, BEST can be customized to fit any leading compliant blood system COTS. BEST will be easy and flexible to deploy in the field and can be embraced by other civilian blood donor facilities, national security, emergency response national forces, and NATO allies. The analytical basic design for this prototype s construction and customization includes specific data interfaces, electronic option donor questionnaires, identification barcode cards with local, remote, and global tasks related capabilities. This global profile software technology solution represents a clear innovation to the Armed Services Blood Program ASBP global profile database of blood donors and will be able to provide continuous and universal access to donors information in a secure setting, to help ensure data integrity, reliability and proper records management. BEST will assure the data are filed continually with each donor visit, each blood collection, each infectious disease test, each component manufactured from every donation and the final disposition of every blood component, and others. Started as an idea to overcome day-to- day functionality shortcomings, and developed under a U.S. Air Force funded Small Business Innovation and Research SBIR project, BEST represents an innovative approach within real constraints to global profile software technology with both local and global field deployment potential capabilities.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

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