New versions of LifeTrak® and HCLL™ Transfusion gain 510(k) clearance. Software to be demonstrated at upcoming AABB Annual Meeting & CTTxpo, October 6-9. LENEXA, Kan., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEDW) announced that the 2012 versions of the company's core blood management software products, including LifeTrak® and HCLL® Transfusion, have received updated 510(k) clearance by the US FDA. The software systems are used by more than 500 hospital and blood center facilities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Singapore to support blood donor management; blood testing, product manufacturing and distribution; and patient testing and transfusions. Both products were also selected by the US Department of Defense to support effective blood management in Military Health facilities worldwide. Mediware has been a provider of blood management software and services for 40 years, and is credited with having the first transfusion software system 510(k) cleared for use in hospitals by the US FDA. Since this initial effort, the company has continued to invest in innovations that streamline data and workflow management associated with the entire blood supply chain, from donor recruitment to patient transfusion. The product portfolio was recently expanded through the acquisition of Strategic Healthcare Group to include consulting and benchmarking that improve the utilization of blood products and help lower hospital costs. The latest versions of Mediware blood management software cleared by the US FDA offer customers robust, enterprise-wide capabilities that enable them to operate more efficiently, while still focusing on safety and quality. This included multiple time zone and expanded multi-facility capabilities that are important in supporting large, enterprise-wide needs where critical blood and patient data is shared across multiple facilities with users seeing and processing data at local time. These capabilities are especially important for the Military Health organizations that will deploy the software worldwide.