IBM uses MSoft's blood tracking
Showcase builds on 'Second Life' virtual world Virtual hospital ward, patients and blood bags Allows MSoft to demonstrate application to a Global audience
Cheshire, August 29th 2007, MSoft e-Solutions' clinically acclaimed blood tracking solution has taken the virtual centre stage in IBM's latest innovation centre in Dublin.
Virtual Reality is used to replicate a clinical hospital scenario showing how blood can be tracked from IBM kiosk controlled fridges to transfusions on the ward using hand held devices to guide staff through the process and providing the audit trail demanded by recent EU legislation.
“Clinical scenarios are notoriously difficult to demonstrate which makes them ideal to showcase what we can deliver with 3D Internet and create a safe, controlled environment where people can actually use the technology in practice. It's also a good example of how our kiosks can help develop real time supply chain solutions in clinical environments.” said Chris Howard, IBM Innovation Centre Manager, Dublin.
Anyone familiar with Second Life will recognize the virtual, computer generated environment that has been developed and plans are underway to develop the system into a fully functioning blood transfusion system complete with virtual patients, blood bags and barcodes.
“This kind of immersive visualization environment can help address issues such as training and the promoting the development of a Global user community on issues such as best practice across a range of clinical areas. Apart from the kudos and increased exposure our participation in the innovation centre has brought us, there's also some very tangible benefits from being involved from working with a company with such a strong presence as a Global healthcare solutions provider, ” added Matt McAlister, Managing Director of MSoft e-solutions.