The diversity of point-of-care testing (POCT) locations, devices, and operators makes its management and connectivity challenging. However, the greatest benefit of a POCT result is its rapid turnaround time (TAT). That TAT is not realized if the result is not immediately available to the provider or care team for action. Thus, connectivity is imperative to achieve the true benefit of rapid POCT.
In the right patient scenarios, the rapid turnaround time (TAT) that point-of-care testing (POCT) offers can increase provider efficiency and help improve patient outcomes. However, the diversity of locations, operators, devices, and device connectivity capabilities makes POCT challenging to manage and integrate.