Thrombocytopenia is a common complication of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), often treated with supportive platelet transfusion. We built a point-of-care platelet inventory and transfusion visualization application to improve platelet matching workflow, decrease platelet utilization, and decrease patient-time spent at dangerous levels of thrombocytopenia. Our application is directly embedded within the EHR and is built leveraging FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). The open-source, standards-compliant framework will enable distribution beyond our local healthcare delivery system

Learning Objective 1: Understand how thrombocytopenia negatively impacts patients undergoing stem-cell transplantation

Learning Objective 2: Describe how we leveraged open standards to support an application to improve platelet transfusion.


William Gordon (Presenter)
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Samuel Aronson, Partners Healthcare
William Lane, Brigham & Women's Hospital

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