Journal of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Opinion Article - Journal of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2022) Volume 4, Issue 5

The Evolution of Technologies, Informatics, and Program Management with Assuring Quality in Point-of-Care Testing

The management of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) quality is an on-going concern. Hospitals are now much better equipped to handle their POCT programmes thanks to developments in testing technology and the creation of specialised informatics. Almost from the beginning of American hospitals, point-of-care testing has been used in various forms. POCT was essentially uncontrolled for the majority of the 20th century, and nothing was done to control testing done outside of laboratories. After the passage of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88) after the middle of the 1990s, typical inspections for hospital accreditation included a POCT programme examination as well. Most hospitals were at the time inadequately to deal with the new criteria.

Author(s): Anuvya Prare

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