Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho) will highlight how workflow optimization and data centralization can empower transfusion medicine labs at the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 19-21.
At booth 1207 in San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Ortho will showcase its ORTHO CONNECT laboratory management solution, which allows labs to manage data, optimize resources, and trust their results within a lab and across a network from a single centralized portal.
To illustrate how workflow optimization can empower labs to better manage their data, Ortho will host a customer event entitled “Stay On-Track with True Laboratory Connectivity,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm, at San Antonio’s historic Sunset Station. An Ortho customer, Michael Roth, laboratory administrative director with SCL Health at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, will discuss his lab’s journey to better data management in tandem with Ortho.
Ortho also will be celebrating a major milestone at AABB: There have been more than 1,000 ORTHO VISIONS installed in the U.S., a pace of almost one per day since its U.S. launch in 2015, giving the ORTHO VISION Analyzer a presence in each of the 50 states. There also have been more than 2,600 installations globally.
At its booth, Ortho will offer demonstrations on the automated ORTHO VISION and VISION Max immunohematology analyzers, as well as on ORTHO CONNECT. In addition, Ortho will highlight its ORTHO Sera suite of extended antigen phenotyping, which has been cleared by the FDA for use on the ORTHO VISION platform. The addition of ORTHO Sera to the ORTHO VISION menu enables labs to automate a wider range of tests. Full menu automation can save time for lab professionals and enable skilled laboratory staff to focus on other critical tasks. During a scientific poster presentation, Ortho will showcase how automating less-frequently ordered tests produces more consistent and reproducible results not always attainable through manual processes.
Ortho’s new CEO, Chris Smith, will be with the company at AABB this year.