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April 13, 2009

Global Med licenses healthcare information system to Homburg Clinic

EdgeBlood and EdgeLab to be deployed at 25 workstations

By CBR Staff Writer

Global Med Technologies, a healthcare information technology company, has announced that GLI, the German division of the company’s Inlog subsidiary, has licensed its EdgeBlood blood information management system and EdgeLab laboratory information system to the ‘Universitatsklinikum des Saarlandes – Institut fur Klinische Hamostaseologie und Transfusionsmedizin’ located in Homburg, Germany. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

It is reported that the University of Saarland Clinic Blood Center collects 30,000 whole blood donations per year. EdgeBlood and EdgeLab will be deployed on 25 workstations in the blood center and laboratory. Up to 50 remote users will access the web result server EdgeNet. Five analyzers will be connected to EdgeLab, Inlog’s laboratory information system.

EdgeBlood, known as ‘CTS Serveur’ in the French market, is a blood center management system that manages all blood that is drawn, tested, produced and labeled in France by the Etablissement Francais du Sang, the French Blood Establishment. EdgeBlood has an easy-to-use Windows graphical user interface and contains all major functionality needed by a blood center from donor recruitment through product distribution, said Global Med.

EdgeLab is connected with more than 1,000 analyzers and interchanges data with all major hospital healthcare software packages. It is reported to have a vibrant, easy-to-use Windows graphical interface in addition to a comprehensive range of laboratory functionality. EdgeLab can be easily configured to meet the business needs of large, diverse, multi-site hospital laboratories, as well as small, single site hospitals, the company added.

Will Willman, Global Med’s senior vice president of sales and marketing for EU/Middle East/Asia, said: We are pleased to have placed both our EdgeBlood and EdgeLab solutions at the University of Saarland Homburg Clinic. Our reputation for having leading edge solutions, as well as excellent service in Germany, earned this customer for us. We look forward to helping the Homburg Clinic Blood Center provide quality blood products and services in their community.

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