Answers to questions from clinicians

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Some of the most frequently asked clinical questions regarding the EDITLife transplant management software system for Cell Therapy and Solid Organ Transplant are listed below.  Please contact us with other questions or for additional info.

How does EDITLife streamline the Cell Therapy and Solid Organ Transplant processes?

The EDITLife transplant management software system is designed specifically to simplify the Cell Therapy (including BMT (Blood and Marrow Transplant) and CAR-T (T-Cells Expressing Chimeric Antigen Receptors)) and Solid Organ transplant clinical workflows. The transplant data software system saves valuable time while increasing efficiency and productivity through innovation and automation. The system provides the right tools, at the right time, in the right place.


Is EDITLife as easy to use as everyone says it is?

Absolutely! EDITLife’s intuitive user interface mirrors your clinical workflow, making it very easy to use and simple to train new staff.


The transplant data management system generally uses words instead of icons so there is no doubt about what things mean. Inbound and outbound interfaces reduce data entry. Configurable drop-downs make it easier to enter data. The system does a lot of work for you – auto-generating graphs, auto-checking resources, calculating cell counts, and so much more. Anyone who knows how to use a mouse can produce ad-hoc reports – it’s that easy!


A comprehensive, integrated, single system, EDITLife helps you save valuable time, allowing more time for what matters most: patient care.

Can the EDITLife software be tailored to meet our specific needs? Is that something we need your help with or can we do it ourselves?

EDITLife is highly configurable – meaning that you get the advantages of custom software without the time and cost of developing it yourself!


IT professionals on the EDITLife Team will work closely with your system administrator/super user during the implementation phase to tailor the system to meet your center’s needs. Your center can continue to easily configure the software even after go-live (we’re always available to help if needed).


You can, for example, configure:

  • Lab/Serology/Vital codes, including threshold and translated results
  • Lab and Vital sets
  • Medication and Treatment Names
  • Procedures and properties, such as Category and whether Photos/Files can be attached
  • Problems and properties (such as CIBMTR Forms items, Adverse Event field, Hospitalized field, Donor related field, etc.)
  • The contents for Selection/Care Conference (such as report content, attendees, and potential decisions)
  • Dropdown options and defaults for many fields
  • The amount of data displayed in grids
  • Alert parameters and patient thresholds
  • Medical History/Co-Morbidity questions and whether positive answers create Procedure or Problem records
  • Date/Time settings
  • Patient Banner labels
  • and much, much more…

The system is also flexible for users. Ways that users can configure EDITLife include:

  • Customizing the User Dashboard (e.g., choosing which Patient Lists are displayed)
  • Selecting a Landing Page (i.e., choosing the default screen displayed when user opens the application)
  • Choosing a Proxy
What if we get stuck? Do you provide support for EDITLife?

Yes, we provide unparalleled, proactive support to prevent and resolve issues quickly!


With EDITLife, you ‘ll have a designated representative whose top priority is to ensure that the system is integral to your operations and who was fully involved in the implementation process.


The same individual that manages the project will also set up the test / production database, configure/test interfaces, load legacy data, train end users onsite, and support the onsite go-live. Additionally, once EDITLife is live, the same individual(s) will support the customer through the Help Desk and manage any and all customer needs in an account manager role. Having multi-talented team members capable of engaging in many different roles allows MSA to deliver superior customer service and continuity of information.


To reach the EDITLife HELP Desk, please call the toll-free number: 855-534-5337.


Click here to learn more about the Services and Support provided with EDITLife.

Can my transplant center just use our EHR to manage our data?

Designed to complement your hospital EHR, the EDITLife transplant management software system interfaces to your EHR to capture data without needing to re-enter it manually.


The EDITLife system captures, stores, displays, analyzes, and reports much more transplant-specific data than what is stored in the EHR – transplant-specific data that can be used for administrative, clinical, and research purposes.


Unlike your encounter-centric EHR, EDITLife is patient-centric, meaning that you get a more comprehensive view of the full patient journey. And there’s no need for searching for data – everything is right where it needs to be, at your fingertips.


With EDITLife, you can, e.g., view side-by-side donor/recipient comparisons, capture data on potential donors not entered in the EHR, and review current and historical procedure results on one screen.

Click here to read our whitepaper: EHRs Can Be A Big Miss


Does EDITLife help us with compliance?

EDITLife was designed to help you maintain FACT/CIBMTR compliance. The tools provided support the documentation of your adherence to FACT and other regulatory standards.


EDITLife Checklists, e.g., support compliance with Clinical Program, Marrow Collection, and Apheresis Collection Standards. Our Protocol tools support standards in each of these categories, as well as Processing Facility Standards.


Click here to request the full list of FACT standards supported by the EDITLife software system.

Examples of tools that support compliance

Does EDITLife handle CAR-T?

EDITLife CAR-T – a comprehensive, integrated module that collects real-world evidence for regulatory requirements and research – captures and reports on all aspects of CAR-T infusions and outcomes. The system provides the tools needed to  follow patients for the FDA-required period of 15 years to assess the risk of development of subsequent neoplasms and other potential adverse effects.


Learn more about the EDITLife CAR-T module.



We're concerned about data security. Is there a way to control who has access to patient data?

We make data security a top priority. We’ve designed EDITLife to keep your data protected.


Your designated EDITLife representative will show your system administrator how to configure security settings during implementation. Your system administrator will have the capability of managing users and assigning Create, Read, Update, and Delete permissions per role(s). We’ve designed it to be a straight-forward process, but we are always on hand to provide assistance if needed.

Which solid organ transplant modules are available in EDITLife?

EDITLife Solid Organ is an effective and efficient end-to-end solution for managing the complex Solid Organ transplant clinical workflow.


Innovative pre- and post-transplant features streamline the workflow for adult and pediatric centers of all sizes that perform Heart, Lung, Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver transplants. Our software also addresses linked Heart-Lung and Kidney-Pancreas transplants.

Do you offer software for the cell processing lab?

Yes, we have a fully-integrated module (LABHero) for the cell processing lab. Built on a single, unified platform, EDITLife connects the cell processing lab to the cell therapy clinic and apheresis unit.


LABHero improves quality and compliance, and increases efficiency by integrating workflows and streamlining processes. The module manages:

  • Cell products for cell therapy, from Collection through Infusion, focusing on product processing and product inventory/storage.
  • The Donor activities involved with Screening, Eligibility, Scheduling, and Collection.


Having the ability to share data among the cell processing lab, cell therapy clinic, and apheresis unit improves communication. Keeping everyone on the same page – sharing secure Tasks and Messages, as well as Source Selection/Planning, Collection, Conditioning, Inventory, and Infusion data – helps with planning and timing. E.g., a shared HCT calendar ties together donor and recipient activities, including Apheresis, Bone Marrow Collection, Conditioning, and Infusion activities. The seamless integration of lab and clinic software eliminates the need for duplicate entry in two separate systems.

LABHero captures data components required by FACT, AABB, FDA, and other regulatory agencies, including lot number and expiration dates for all Reagents, Supplies, and Equipment. LABHero efficiently manages Product Inventory, Reagents/Supplies/Kits Inventory, and Equipment Inventory.


The LABHero software reduces the burden of manual data entry while improving operational efficiencies. E.g., reagents, supplies, and equipment commonly used together can be linked to create a Kit. During processing, a single Kit can be linked to the product rather than multiple reagents or numerous pieces of equipment. This capability not only reduces clicks and the possibility of errors, it also links all of the original components to the product in case of a recall.


Many of the unique features and advanced tools in LABHero support Quality and Compliance, including:

  • Inventory Management (Product, Reagents/Supplies/Kits Inventory, and Equipment).
  • A user-friendly Protocol Builder for managing and standardizing protocol
    • Protocols can be tweaked as needed using a drag-and-drop Task Builder.
    • Lab-configured defaults reduce manual data entry.
    • Aligns protocols with lab processing SOPs.
    • Easily communicate and manage multiple protocols, changes, and updates.
  • ISBT 128 product barcoding and labeling.
  • User-configurable dashboards provide real-time data to drive daily activities, such as Current Inventory Capacity, Inventory Capacity Trends, Inventory Alerts, and Expiring Reagent Lots.
  • Recall functionality for precisely identifying reagents, supplies, kits, and equipment associated to a product.
  • Comprehensive audit trails.
  • Protected History tables.


Automatically-updated Product Lists organize products to increase lab efficiency. LABHero Product Lists include:

  • Active Product: Work currently in progress, including % Complete, and Most Recent User
  • Holding Tank: Products that have been received but have not begun processing, including Location and Date Entered into Hold
  • Incoming Shipments: Interfaced with the HSCT calendar, displays incoming and planned shipment activity
  • Sign-off Requests: Lists products that require a signature.


Click here to learn more about EDITLife’s integrated module for the cell processing lab, LABHero.

Contact Us

EMail: EDITLifeTeam@msa.com


Phone: HELP Desk 412-534-5337

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