first meeting of the Point-of-Care Coordinators of
Alabama was held on December 5, 2002 at the
Baptist Montclair Hospital in Birmingham and hosted by
Kelley Mitcham, BS, MT(ASCP), POCT Coordinator - Baptist Montclair and Baptist Princeton,
and the President of the POCCA.
Fetters, President and Founder of Nextivity, a Point
of Care Consulting firm in York, PA was the guest
speaker and spoke at length on the subject of Billing,
Compliance, Efficiency and Connectivity in POCT.
Throughout his energetic
and interactive presentation, meeting attendees were
provided with today's trends in POCT and how, and most
importantly why, hospitals should bill for their POC
To download a copy of Chris's
presentation, right click on the link below, select
'Save Target As' and save it to your PC's hardrive.
DM and Billing Presentation.ppt
presentation, a business meeting was held and plans were
made to meet again in April and September of 2003.
Specific dates and locations are in development and will
be posted on this web site as soon as they become
Kelley Mitcham closed the
meeting by raffling off holiday centerpieces and Point of Care.net
t-shirts and thanked vendors Abbott Diagnostics and
Medical Automation Systems for their sponsorship and
support of this inaugural meeting.