March 14, 2007 Presentation: Patient Identification and Risk Managementication and Risk Management

Ms. Suzanne Butch is the Administrative Manager of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Service of the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She is certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Laboratory Director from the NCA, as a Medical Technologist and a Specialist in Blood Banking from the ASCP and as a Certified Quality Auditor from the American Society for Quality. She has been active in state, national and international professional societies and edited books on irradiation and information technology in transfusion medicine. She currently serves as a member of the AABB Coding and Reimbursement Committee, the AABB Annual Meeting Program Unit, and as chair of the Management Examination Committee of the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel. She has served as an member and advisor to the CLSI Committee on Automation and on the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 212 and ISO/TC 76. Among her professional concerns are the use of bar coding and streamlining laboratory operations. To this end she has work since 1990 on various committees and organizations to promote the electronic crossmatch and furthering the use of automation in the transfusion service. She has been a member and chair of ICCBBA’s America's Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) and now serves as Secretary of the ICCBBA Board of Directors.

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