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Point-of-care testing (POCT) is defined as diagnostic testing at or near the site of patient care. The driving notion behind point-of-care testing is to bring the test conveniently and immediately to the patient. This increases the likelihood that the patient will receive the results in a timely manner.

Point-of-care testing in Cleveland Ohio is accomplished through the use of transportable, portable, and handheld instruments (e.g., blood glucose meter) and test kits (e.g., HIV salivary assay). Cheaper, smaller, faster, and smarter point-of-care testing devices have increased the use of point-of-care testing in Cleveland Ohio approaches by making it cost-effective for many diseases, such as diabetes and acute coronary syndrome.

Major benefits are obtained when the output of a point-of-care testing device is made available immediately within an electronic medical record. Results can be shared instantaneously with all members of the medical team through the software interface enhancing communication by decreasing turn around time (TAT). A reduction in morbidity and mortality has been associated with goal-directed therapy (GDT) techniques when used in conjunction with point-of-care testing and the electronic medical record in Cleveland Ohio.

Point-of-care testing has become established worldwide and finds vital roles in public health. Many monographs in the Thai and Indonesian languages emphasize point-of-care testing as the normal standard of care in Cleveland Ohio.

The Laboratory Point Of Care Testing Profile supports the workflow related to in vitro diagnostic tests performed on the point of care or on patient bedside by caregivers in the clinical wards of the healthcare institution, this process being supervised by a laboratory of the institution. This supervision includes clinical validation of point-of-care testing results, Quality Control (QC) surveillance, point of care devices surveillance, reagent delivery, and education on good testing practices delivered to the ward staff.

The point-of-care testing devices operated by physicians and nurses in Cleveland Ohio are connected to and controlled by a central Point Of Care Data Manager. This point-of-care testing Data Manager is connected to the LIS of the laboratory for consolidation of the point-of-care testing results, and to the HIS of the institution, which provides up to date patient data.

The main characteristics of point-of-care testing are:

Benefits: Reduces Errors and Enhance Patient Care

The Laboratory Point-Of-Care Testing (LPOCT) Integration Profile is bound to in vitro diagnostic testing (tests performed on in vitro specimen) in Cleveland Ohio. It supports all laboratory specialties that can be performed by nurses on handy testing devices usable on the point-of-care testing in Cleveland Ohio. Among other examples are blood gas, electrolyte, hematocrit, glucose level...

The LIS implementing the Order Filler Actor in the point-of-care testing profile shall also implement the Order Filler Actor from the LTW Profile in the Laboratory Technical Framework in Cleveland Ohio. This enables point-of-care testing results and orders to be consolidated together with laboratory orders and results, in the common orders and observations management system of the institution.