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Patient Readiness Institute (PRI) Works With the American Red Cross to Implement MyBloodHealth® System to Provide "Patient Specific Blood Management" for Patients Having Surgery

Patient Readiness Institute
Posted on: 31 Oct 16

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2012, the Patient Readiness Institute (PRI) has provided a simple, reliable, outsourced peri-operative "blood health" optimization solution for surgical patients that minimizes the likelihood of anemia before surgery, transfusion and other potentially adverse events.

The American Red Cross is working with PRI to deploy and co-manage this new direct patient care pilot program in a selected group of hospitals nationally. The program will initially be delivered as a peri-operative care program, with possible future service expansion beyond the hospital footprint to manage anemia in millions of patients with chronic illness.

PRI's CEO Kathrine Frey, MD states, "We are excited to work with the Red Cross to deliver efficient and reliable "blood health" care for surgical and other patients, wherever they reside.  Our efforts will allow the Red Cross to help patients better prepare for surgery and to leave the hospital with blood counts similar to patients who currently receive transfusions. 

Red Cross's Vice President – Patient Services, Geoffrey Kaufmann, states, "In an evolving healthcare environment, the Red Cross remains dedicated to leadership and innovation in delivering first-class patient services, including improved anemia management, to patients preparing to undergo surgery and patients with chronic anemia."

PRI's proprietary program follows a personal but virtual care process, MyBloodHealth®. MyBloodHealth® uses risk- stratification, clinical decision-support, predictive algorithms, and an end-to-end patient management application to efficiently diagnose and treat poor blood health and decrease peri-surgical and chronic anemia risks.

PRI has provided care for nearly 3,000 patients at two major hospitals and a leading orthopedics practice, and is expanding to other sites. Transfusion rates decreased 75% and more than 20% of evaluated patients needed infusion therapy for pre-surgical anemia. Patients, surgeons and hospital executives have been pleased with the results, program ease of use and reliable care.

For more information contact Jason Carney, COO, Patient Readiness Institute at 941-962-5663 or email

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 31/10/2016

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