Current Projects 2

Blood Bank Inventory Management to Handle Demand and Disruptions due to COVID19

Calvino Cheng, Jason Quinn, Robert Liwski (Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NSHA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased concern around shortages of blood products due to impacts on the availability of blood donors; this could seriously affect the operations of hospitals and, in turn, patient safety across Canada.  In response to potential blood product shortages, this project is developing a data-driven blood product inventory management solution to: (1) visualize on an interactive dashboard the near real-time inventory and on-going transactions of blood products, across the health system, to anticipate the demand and, in turn, streamline the distribution of essential blood products; (2) prevent the expiration of blood products by appropriate recycling between hospitals by transferring a near outdated blood product from one hospital to another hospital that is in need of the product by avoiding imminent wastage. The project’s impact will be the effective management of blood products so that essential healthcare services can be delivered despite supply disruptions due to COVID-19.


Blood Bank Inventory Management to Handle Demand and Disruptions due to COVID19

Calvino Cheng, Jason Quinn, Robert Liwski (Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NSHA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased concern around shortages of blood products due to impacts on the availability of blood donors; this could seriously affect the operations of hospitals and, in turn, patient safety across Canada.  In response to potential blood product shortages, this project is developing a data-driven blood product inventory management solution to: (1) visualize on an interactive dashboard the near real-time inventory and on-going transactions of blood products, across the health system, to anticipate the demand and, in turn, streamline the distribution of essential blood products; (2) prevent the expiration of blood products by appropriate recycling between hospitals by transferring a near outdated blood product from one hospital to another hospital that is in need of the product by avoiding imminent wastage. The project’s impact will be the effective management of blood products so that essential healthcare services can be delivered despite supply disruptions due to COVID-19.

Calvino Cheng, Jason Quinn, Robert Liwski (Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NSHA)

Blood Bank Inventory Management to Handle Demand and Disruptions due to COVID19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased concern around shortages of blood products due to impacts on the availability of blood donors; this could seriously affect the operations of hospitals and, in turn, patient safety across Canada.  In response to potential blood product shortages, this project is developing a data-driven blood product inventory management solution to: (1) visualize on an interactive dashboard the near real-time inventory and on-going transactions of blood products, across the health system, to anticipate the demand and, in turn, streamline the distribution of essential blood products; (2) prevent the expiration of blood products by appropriate recycling between hospitals by transferring a near outdated blood product from one hospital to another hospital that is in need of the product by avoiding imminent wastage. The project’s impact will be the effective management of blood products so that essential healthcare services can be delivered despite supply disruptions due to COVID-19.