Software for Cellular Therapy Facilities: Homemade versus Commercial and why Facilities chose what they did
Organized by the ISCT Lab Practices Committee
Chair: Sara Murray, BS, DAS, Manager,
Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon
Health & Science University, Oregon, USA
William E. Janssen, PhD, Laboratory Director, Stem Cell
Processing & Evaluation Laboratory, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center &
Research Institute, Florida, USA
Darin Sumstad, MT (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist -
Technical Lead, Cell Therapy Clinical Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Medical Center, Fairview, Minnesota, USA
In the Cellular Therapy field there is a growing need for productive software
that permits a user to reference information, create documents and generate
queries. Software’s ability to aggregate, link, harmonize and analyze data is
essential when looking at improving transplant patient outcomes. There is also
a growing need for software that meets the demands for regulatory compliance and
demands of quality assurance within the Cellular Therapy field.
Software specifically designed for Cellular Therapy Facilities may be
purchased directly from commercial software companies who specialize in medical
informatics. Companies such as STEMSOFT and ComprehensiveBMT are examples of
these. Facilities may also build their own unique databases using software
provided by their Institution’s Microsoft Package. Examples of these include
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Sql Server and Microsoft Access.
There are a multitude of reasons to choose a specific type of software.
Decision making often involves the software’s objectivity, functionality,
diversity, user friendliness, presentation, overhead cost, etc.
Webinar learning objectives:
- Discuss what type of software different Cellular Therapy Facilities use.
- Discuss the pros and cons of the software choice.
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