Fall POCCA Meeting

Join us for another exciting Point of Care Coordinators meeting to be held in our state’s capital at the Montgomery Cardiovascular Associates Building on the south campus of Baptist Health on October 19, 2007.


With medicine and healthcare becoming more managed the hospital industry has to balance quality of care, financial reimbursement along with patient length of stay to stay profitable. One benefit to both patients and the hospitals is through the use of tight glycemic controls. Under tight glycemic control patients receive more aggressive care while hospitals benefit from the decreased length of stay of these patients.


Come learn more by attending this event.

October 19, 2007 Meeting Agenda

08:15 – 08:45am Registration (Snack Sponsored by Cardinal Health)
08:45 – 09:00am Welcome, introductions and opening remarks
09:00 – 10:15am

Tight Glycemic Control

Carol Waldrop, University of Alabama at Birmingham, sponsored by Roche Diagnostics

10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 12:00pm

Informatics Solutions in Support of Tight Glycemic Control Initiatives: Laboratory Support and Beyond

Denise Zito, Medical Automation Systems

12:00 – 13:00pm Lunch
Sponsors: Biosite Diagnostics, Inverness Medical and Telcor
13:00 – 14:30pm

Vendor Fair A vendor fair has been arranged with various companies demonstrating their current products. Be sure to not to miss this opportunity to see what is new in Point of Care.

Vendors who wish to participate please contact Mark Middlebrooks at,

14:30 – 14:45pm Break
14:45 – 16:00pm

Roundtable Discussion for Attendees

What ever burning POCT issues you have!


Send an email to: Mark Middlebrooks at

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Carol Waldrop is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is currently working on her nursing practioners degree in the adult nursing practioners program at UAB. Her knowledge of diabetes draws also from her previous professional experiences as a diabetes educator for the Kirklin Clinic (UAB), an insulin pump consultant for various medical equipment companies and numerous research and community service programs on diabetes in which she has been associated. She is sponsored by Roche Diagnostics.


Denise Zito  is the senior consultant for Medical Automation Services. Her main responsibilities are product management for the RALS-Tight Glycemic Control Module and TIARA-Diabetes Education Tracking Software systems. She has served as Operations Manager for the Clinical Laboratory at the University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently, Denise also serves as a Laboratory Inspector for the College of American Pathologists and continues to be authored in several medical publications.

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Location and Directions

  • Montgomery Cardiovascular
    Associates Building
    2119 East South Blvd.
    Montgomery, Alabama 36116

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