Capturing data at the point of care is becoming even more important in value-based care. Below are two examples of improvements that have been made at healthcare facilities through the introduction of a POCT connectivity solution. Both facilities saved a significant amount of technologist time and labor costs, reduced the likelihood of manual errors, and now have their POCT data available for analytics.
In a recent Whitehat Communications webinar--POCT Coordination: Managing Your Sanity as Your Program Expands Beyond the Horizon—Dr. James H. Nichols discusses current point-of-care testing (POCT) market trends, the importance of quality management in POCT, and he offers tips on how to successfully manage your POCT program.
Healthcare’s shift to patient-centered, value-based care means that point-of-care testing (POCT) increases in value. When implemented in the correct patient scenarios, the rapid turnaround time (TAT) that POCT offers can improve patient outcomes and eliminate or reduce downstream costs. In order to achieve immediate access to those results and reap the benefits of POCT, the results must be readily available in the EHR—meaning POCT must be integrated to achieve its full potential.