Meeting Notes from the June 2001 KEYPOCC Meeting
Vanguard of Lab Informatics
Jones - Geisinger
meeting was hosted by Geisinger Health Systems and LifeScan Corp.
The opening speaker was Dr. Jay Jones from Geisinger who charged
KEYPOCC members as being the vanguard for POCT connectivity.
Dr. Jones spoke about four areas of progress:
with the medical record
new client arenas
Jones states we need a robust, easy-to-maintain LIS that must be
integrated into WANs and be the “source of truth” feeder system
to the EMR. He further believes that lab results will increasingly
be reported to the EMR at the point of service via convenient user
views (GUI, web, PDA’s wireless) Geisinger Health System is
working steadily toward a fully implemented informatics system
Clarke - Telcor
second speaker was Becky Clarke, representative from Telcor – POCT
Data/Interface Management. Telcor
has a partner program with LifeScan providing expertise of product
managing with data management. Ms Clarke stated that other analytes at
the point of care are not as sophisticated as the current glucose
meters hence, we must be aware of different hardware, device
compliance and operator compliance.
She explained that we need one consolidated system that is
capable of uploading results report operator performance and also
have a consolidated way of reporting upload compliance for all
devices from all areas. Furthermore,
the application must be flexible to be able to accommodate various
device functions and be able to review QC efficiently in its
entirety or by selected devices.
The system also must allow good set-up parameters that would
allow single operator compliance by device types with consolidated
electronic re-certification tracking.
Clarke further explained that this consolidated system is capable of
keeping up-to-the-minute status on your entire POCC program. That
the same user interface would be accessible for blood gas or glucose
and provides streamline support as a POCC would only have to learn
one system. This system
should also have a consistent look and feel for all POCT results
with a single process for documenting POCT activities.
It should provide electronic notes and operational logs that
could apply across all POCT. This consolidated system should have a
single interface to the host HIS.
Williams - Lifescan
Williams a local sales representative for LifeScan introduced the
new consumer glucose meter, One Touch Ultra that allows alternative
forearm site testing.
other players in the connectivity solution; DataCare, Rapid
and regulations such as ISO, 6Sigma, NCCLS
in new standards from JCAHO and CAP for POCT
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