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Exempla Healthcare Contracts For Talisman's Quality Donor System

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 General News J E 4
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VIENNA, Va., Sept. 4 Talisman Ltd., the biomedicalresearch group and developer of the Quality Donor System(TM) (QDS) is pleasedto announce that Exempla Healthcare has contracted to utilize QDS, internetQuality Donor System(TM) (iQDS) and the Talisman Phlebotomy System(TM) (TPS).

QDS automates the gap between donor registration and the processing andtesting of the blood. It utilizes audio-visual touch screen computer assisteddonor self interviewing with the AABB Uniform Donor History Questionnaire andprovides staff review with AABB and custom materials. QDS includesstandardized but modifiable staff comments, vital signs data and donor andstaff signature capture. iQDS allows their blood donors to respond to theHealth History Questions On Line in the privacy and convenience of their homeor office. TPS captures vital blood draw information and is operated byphlebotomists using wireless hand-held computers.

QDS is available in English and Spanish. The system runs in standalone andnetwork modes, can export data, requires only a CBE-30 notification,necessitates only two to three hours of staff training and none for donors,and can be updated by Talisman with new FDA required questions in less thanone week.

Six community blood centers and two medical centers with blood programscurrently use QDS. To date, these centers have successfully completed morethan 1,500,000 donor self-interviews using QDS. Earlier versions of theTalisman system have been scientifically proven to reduce FDA reportableerrors by over 60%, improve reporting of risky donor behavior by up to afactor of 9, reduce staff time by 5 minutes per donor and vastly increasedonor and staff satisfaction. The current version of QDS is expected to reduceFDA reportable errors by over 90%. The latest version of QDS, recently 510(k)cleared is expected to reduce errors still further and improve donor andsponsor satisfaction, i.e., the Internet donor or iQDS.

Talisman Limited specializes in development of software systems thatautomate interviewing and thereby reduce or eliminate human errors inhealthcare operations. Over the last 10 years the company has pioneered theuse of automated donor health history screening for blood centers, with muchof its recent product development and scientific research funded by NationalHeart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)grants titled "Paperless Quality Donor System(TM) with Decision Making"(HL072635). Additional information is available athttp://www.talismanlimited.com.

Exempla Healthcare centered in Denver, CO is a not-for-profitcommunity-based organization sponsored by the LMC Community Foundation and theSisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. Exempla operates threefacilities: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center,Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Exempla Physician Network.

SOURCE Talisman Ltd.
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