Point-of-Care Testing Pathway

Sunday

191005 Rise and Shine! The Essential Elements of a Point-of-Care Testing Boot Camp (Part One)

This session will focus on important elements of procedure writing, including process mapping and training and competency assessments of testing personnel. The importance of building clinical partnerships for successful point-of-care testing delivery will be incorporated. Lectures will include audience response (polls) and a breakout session will add hands-on table exercises. (See Part Two for focus areas in the afternoon bootcamp session). Learn more.

192007 Afternoon Reveille! Continuing the Essential Elements of a Point-of-Care Testing Boot Camp (Part Two)

This session will focus on important elements of integrating quality management into point-of-care testing (POCT), creating strong multidisciplinary team communications and integrating POCT connectivity. The importance of building clinical partnerships for successful POCT delivery will be incorporated. Lectures will include audience response (polls) and a breakout session will add hands-on table exercises. (See Part One for focus areas in the morning boot camp session). Learn more.

Monday

32434 Value Added Partnerships Between Clinical Laboratorians and Emergency Medicine Professionals to Improve Patient Care

This session will use case studies, debate, and skit formats to illustrate the successful alignment of emergency department (ED) patient care goals with clinical laboratory medicine capabilities at one large academic medical center. Leaders from both departments have identified areas of improvement in care delivery models and have collaboratively developed innovative strategies to advance clinical excellence and outcome-based institutional goals. This interdepartmental leadership team will share their experiences in developing award-winning patient care models and will provide recommendations for successful implementation of process improvement projects between patient-facing and clinician-facing departments. Learn more.

32218 Racing Against Time: Point-of-Care Testing in Mobile Health Settings

This session examines point-of-care testing (POCT) in mobile health settings. The session begins with a brief overview of mobile health, after which it delves into the details of supporting POCT in three specific programs: a stroke ambulance, paramedic vehicles, and a hospital-in-the-home service. The session concludes with a discussion of emerging technologies and their predicted impact on POCT in mobile settings. Learn more.

Tuesday

33104 Digital Medicine and the Connected Health Consumer: What You Need to Know

Technological innovations are potentially disruptive to laboratory testing and healthcare. Digital health is often described as the integration of digital technologies with healthcare that seeks to empower people to track their health, decrease inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, and increase the quality of care. Smart phones, wireless devices, and wearables provide the ability for consumers to monitor, analyze, report, and share fitness and health data via the Internet. Social media allows consumers to network with one another, and compare wellness and information on health and disease states. Direct-to-consumer testing is also on the rise as consumers become more educated and proactive about their own health. Further, there is increased interest in the collection and commercialization of consumer and patient health data along with its subsequent mining for potential medical breakthroughs. This is an exciting time of advancement in our field and its intersection with the public is unprecedented. As with all paradigm shifts, questions and debates arise and there is need to balance the hype and misconceptions with accurate and clear scientific information. This session will engage social media as a modality to moderate interactive discussions and guide dialogue among attendees. Learn more.

33218 Worldwide Challenges in Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) - A Focus on Molecular POCT

POCT for infectious diseases has seen recent advancements in accuracy due to the development of novel molecular methods. This session will cover issues specific to POCT implementation, management, and methodologies that are applicable worldwide. Learn more.

Wednesday

44133 or 54233 Managing the Wild Wild West of Point-of-Care Testing

This session will review and describe the different models and strategies used to implement an effective point-of-care (POC) governance program at medical institutions. As point-of-care testing (POCT) is integrated into increasingly complex clinical and electronic health record workflows, this session will highlight how an effective POC committee and information technology can enhance the management and governance of POCT. Learn more.