Blood Availability & Safety Information System (BASIS)

The BASIS technology is a web-based application that enables the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to gather and analyze blood collection and usage information from civilian hospitals & blood centers.  The information helps DHHS establish policies and procedures for better blood resource management.

In addition to tracking and reporting on blood inventories, the BASIS technology also addresses a number of additional blood resourcing needs:

  • Support for emergency response,
  • Analysis of blood inventory excess and shortages to fa­cil­it­ate their optimal use,
  • Collaboration and communication among the various agents in the blood supply chain,
  • Proactive detection of blood supply chain problems before they become critical and notification of the relevant stakeholders, and
  • Analytical and reporting tools for blood supply managers to analyze, detect patterns, make correlations, and forecast future blood inventory requirements.

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