Registration Opens for BBCS' Annual User Group Meeting

1/8/2013

Auburn, WA - Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS), one of the blood banking industry’s complete software solutions for data and risk management, has opened registration for their annual User Group Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Seattle Red Lion in Washington State on March 20 - 22, 2013, for all of their client facilities across the United States.

The BBCS User Group Meeting is an opportunity for clients to connect and network with other BBCS system administrators, quality and regulatory staff, and department managers regarding industry topics and BBCS functionality. This year’s agenda will focus on and explore the Information Technology (IT) and Quality Assurance (QA) connection in order to enhance BBCS product management and implementation projects at client facilities.

Keynote speaker, Patrick Ooley, will share his knowledge of the partnership and roles that both IT and QA staff have in being compliant. Mr. Ooley is the Corporate Director of Quality Operations at Blood Systems, Inc., provides oversight to Blood Systems’ consulting program, Quality Source, and has many years of AABB Assessor and committee experience.

In addition to Mr. Ooley’s presentations, the meeting will include breakout sessions led by several BBCS clients and staff members that will focus on BBCS product opportunities, partnerships, training, and implementations.

“As our industry evolves with regards to the mechanisms that are used for managing blood centers it is clear to many that a tighter connection is needed between the IT and QA staff”, said Beth Simon, President and CEO of BBCS. “We look forward to providing a platform where our clients can come together and learn about increasing the relationship between IT and QA and other important industry topics.”

Click here for more information regarding the 2013 User Group Meeting and Registration.

About BBCS

Independently owned and headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been one of the blood banking industry’s complete software solutions for information and risk management since 1987. BBCS provides comprehensive, rules-based, data management systems that specialize in providing secure, flexible and quality risk management for blood establishments. BBCS works closely with their dynamic client group and partners to continually improve the product line and provided services. The configurability and scalability of BBCS’ software allows for use in a multitude of environments including community and hospital blood bank facilities as well as transfusion, testing, and research facilities of all sizes in 19 different states. Overall, BBCS supports over 1.4 million units annually and the largest centralized cross match lab in the USA. To learn more about BBCS, Inc. please visit www.bbcsinc.com.

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