Visiun Inc, Ann Arbor, Mich, has introduced a blood bank utilization module for laboratories and transfusion services. Using the tool, blood banks can quickly identify how well hospital physicians are complying with transfusion service protocols in order to reduce inappropriate transfusions.

Analysis of large-scale data will also enable the blood bank to review cross-matched to transfused ratios along with determining transfusion probabilities.

“Blood products are one of the largest line items in the health system’s budget,” says Thomas Joseph, chief executive of Visiun. “Our new blood bank utilization system provides transfusion managers with the tools and insight to take preemptive measures to optimize patient blood management, thus saving money and improving patient care.”

The blood bank utilization system is the latest component of Visiun’s core product, Performance Insight, which provides laboratory directors and managers with business intelligence and analytics to help their management teams monitor key performance indicators. Rich graphical reporting provides insight into key aspects of laboratory performance, including turnaround time, productivity, quality, test utilization, and blood bank utilization.

For more information, visit Visiun.