first meeting of the "Upstate New York POCT Group" met on
October 29, 2003 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York.
were elected for a one year term they are as follows:
Upstate New York Point of Care group is a collaborative group of POCT Coordinators
who have joined together to support each other by openly sharing of
ideas, regulatory compliance concerns, new industry technologies and to
create a resource network for all of our POCT needs.
Our first meeting consisted of all members filling out a form that contained information of what we expect from this group, our special talents (i.e.. computer skills, etc.), helping with special projects, topics of interest, the tests performed at each facility, brand names of the instruments used in performing each of these point of care test.
was an exciting evening and we look forward to gathering and exchanging
ideas at our future meetings.
next meeting will be on Monday, December 8th, 4:30-6:00pm at Rochester
General Hospital. Denise will contact a vendor for a presentation
related to Point of Care Testing, no longer then one hour after
which our second meeting will take place.