Information Technology (IT) is a critical part of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy which comprises recruitment, collection, testing, processing, distribution, transfusion/transplantation and quality. IT supports fast and easy access to process data generated in the blood supply chain, including manufacturing, labelling and inventory, facilitating and improving compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Specific goals include:
a. To define and promote strategies on using information technologies for transfusion medicine, cellular therapy, and related areas considering usability, implementation, financial, and business impacts.
b. To evaluate new IT technologies and their applicability to transfusion medicine, cellular therapy, and related areas.
c. To provide education for the membership in Information Technology.