Overview: Blood Systems

The National Blood Authority (NBA) operates a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems, many of them world-leaders in their field. These systems described below enable us to provide a safe secure and affordable blood supply for all Australians. For information on the browsers and devices supported please refer to the document below:

Support for these systems is provided 24/7 by the Health Provider Engagement team within the NBA.

Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry

The Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR) is a clinical tool used on a daily basis by clinicians in all Australian Haemophilia Treatment Centres (HTCs) to assist in managing the treatment of people with bleeding disorders. Visit Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry for more information.

BloodPortal

BloodPortal provides a central user management and authentication system, enabling users of NBA systems to have one single username and password, one place where they can update their contact details with the NBA and subscribe to mailing lists relating to transfusion in Australia. Visit BloodPortal for more information.

BloodNet

BloodNet is the national online ordering and inventory management system, enabling staff in pathology laboratories and pharmacies to place orders online for blood and blood products, record inventory levels and to record the final fate of each unit (e.g. discarded, transferred, transfused). Visit BloodNet for more information.

Jurisdictional Reports

Jurisdictional Reports enables Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC) members and their nominees to access a range of online reports by directly querying NBA systems. Visit Jurisdictional Reporting for more information.

MyABDR

MyABDR is a secure app for smartphones (Android and iOS) and a web site for people with bleeding disorders or parents/caregivers to record home treatments and bleeds, manage treatment stock, share information with their Haemophilia Treatment Centre and update personal details. Visit MyABDR for more information.

BloodSTAR

BloodSTAR (Blood System for Tracking Authorisations and Reviews) is a new ICT system currently under development by the National Blood Authority that supports health providers in managing their Ig Governance obligations as set out in the National Policy: Access to Government Funded Immunoglobulin Products in Australia. Visit BloodSTAR for more information

Barcode Specifications

The barcode symbologies used on blood and blood products funded under the national blood arrangements are changing.  Australia will soon move to globally recognised standards for all products. Visit Barcode Specifications for more information

ICT system coverage

These systems and other systems planned for the future provide data to the NBA at different points in the supply chain – from donor management (not directly accessible to the NBA) to inventory, issues, orders, authorisation, fate of product, outcomes, costs, contract performance and overall NBA performance, and are summarised in the diagram below.

Table: ICT System Coverage

 

Fresh

Clotting Factors

Immunoglobulin

All Other Products/ Services

Donor management

eProgesa (Supplier)

-

-

-

Quality

eProgesa (Supplier)

Supplier Systems

Supplier Systems

Supplier Systems

Supplier Inventory

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

Supplier Wastage

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

Orders by AHP

BloodNet

ABDR

BloodSTAR *

BloodNet **

Authorisation

-

ABDR

BloodSTAR *

-

Inventory of and Receipt by AHP

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

Fate of Product (DRG/Wastage)

BloodNet

ABDR

BloodNet **

BloodNet **

Outcome (identifiers for linkage)

BloodNet *

BloodNet *

BloodNet *

BloodNet *

Outcome (outcome captured)

-

ABDR

BloodSTAR *

-

Reporting (operational & performance)

Big Red

Big Red

Big Red

Big Red

Supplier payments

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

Contract performance

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

Jurisdictional payments

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

Supply plan performance

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

IDMS

End user interface

blood.gov.au and 13 000 BLOOD (for support)

blood.gov.au and 13 000 BLOOD (for support)

blood.gov.au and 13 000 BLOOD (for support)

blood.gov.au and 13 000 BLOOD (for support)

* Planned, not yet implemented

** Only covers products shipped by the Blood Service

Further information

Visit Data & Research for more information on the National Blood Sector Data and Information Strategy.

Further information on Blood Systems is also available by email support [at] blood.gov.au (subject: Blood%20Systems%20Enquiry)  or by telephone 13 000 BLOOD (13 000 25663).