Read Orchard’s Latest White Paper for Tips on How to Build an Effective POCT Team
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has put a giant spotlight on the point-of-care testing (POCT) industry, which was already a rapidly growing area of laboratory testing. In scenarios where rapid turnaround time outweighs concerns about testing limitations, POCT is a valuable tool. But the testing has to be overseen by those who are knowledgeable about test limitations and can educate end operators about the importance of properly following procedures.
Multi-departmental Teamwork Needed to Grow Efficacious POCT
POCT also plays an important role in value-based care, patient satisfaction, patient engagement, and population health management. As POCT programs grow, effective oversight is best achieved by understanding the end users’ perspectives and cultivating a spirit of teamwork.
Laboratory Professionals Are Well-suited to Lead a POCT Program
Laboratory professionals, as stewards of proper laboratory testing, are responsible for the proper use and implementation of POCT and have the best-fit knowledge base to implement and oversee accurate near-patient testing. As an added bonus, the increased demand for POCT offers an opportunity for lab professionals to increase their contribution to patient care, bringing more visibility and respect to the field of medical laboratory science.
Download our white paper—Today’s Point-Of-Care Testing Programs Require Teamwork & Laboratorians are Well-suited to Oversee an Effective POCT Program—to learn more!