Homestead Community Health Center provides Point-of-care (POC) or with-patient testing which allows physicians and medical staff to accurately achieve real-time, lab-quality diagnostic results within minutes rather than hours. Through the use of portable blood analyzers, testing at the “point of care” streamlines the diagnostic process and helps ensure patients receive the most effective and efficient care when and where it is needed.
POC testing enables staff to make rapid triage and treatment decisions when diagnosing a patient’s condition or monitoring a treatment response. By simplifying the testing process, clinicians at HCHC can focus on what matters most—providing effective, quality patient care.
With-patient testing offers benefits that extend beyond the bedside. It allows users to improve efficiencies and productivity; simplify processes and procedures; comply with regulatory and performance mandates; and reduce staff burden by bringing the focus back where it belongs: on the patient.