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AM21-69: Patient Blood Management in Merging Hospitals - How Do You Keep the Momentum Going?

‐ Oct 18, 2021 3:45pm

Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2023

Credits: None available.

Due to financial constraints and economies of scale many hospitals are merging. Changes in executive leadership and staff can transform the strategic plan. While a merger is of equals, often their patient blood management (PBM) programs are not. Each may carry its own strengths and weaknesses. It is important that the PBM program continue to play a prominent role in the healthcare system culture post-merger. This session will discuss how two hospital systems, each with its own PBM program and with the assistance of a blood center were able to grow their programs post-merger. As data mining is critical for effective PBM, the session will also discuss the challenges of integrating information using two different laboratory software systems and electronic medical records. Finally, the session will discuss the process of how two different hospitals reconcile commonalities and differences in efforts to harmonize performance and to leverage best practice synergies to improve PBM influence.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe resources and tools needed to harmonize disparate information systems into meaningful metrics.
  • Appraise the successes and challenges encountered with the merger of PBM programs through a series of case scenarios.
  • Define a process for combining PBM program strengths in the merged health system.




  • Deborah Tolich, DNP, RN:
    Nothing to Disclose
  • Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM:
    Nothing to Disclose
  • Richard Gammon, MD:
    Nothing to Disclose

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AM21-69: Patient Blood Management in Merging Hospitals - How Do You Keep the Momentum Going? Evaluation