One of the greatest challenges in POCT management is training disparate groups of healthcare workers as end users. Taking into perspective the viewpoints of end users and carefully assessing workflow where POCT is introduced can set the stage for a successful POCT program that is an integral part of improving patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Relate recent changes in healthcare to continued growth of POCT.
  • Describe opportunities for the laboratory to collaborate with other departments for quality POCT.
  • Contrast differences in perspective between nursing and laboratory departments as it pertains to POCT.
  • Recommend ways to improve the laboratory/end user relationship in POCT.

About the Speaker

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Kim Futrell, MT(ASCP), MSHI
Sr Strategic Marketing Manager
Orchard Software

Kim has a bachelor’s degree in biology, is an ASCP-certified Medical Technologist, and has a Master of Science in Health Informatics. With Orchard Software, Kim is a contributing author for numerous laboratory-related magazines and Orchard’s white papers series, intended to educate and inform laboratorians of current, relevant industry topics and promote the value and importance of the laboratory.