Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute announces the publication of a new Quickguide to Accompany POCT01--Point-of-Care Connectivity, 2nd Edition. This quickguide summarizes the information in POCT1-A2, Point-of-Care Connectivity; Approved Standard—Second Edition.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document POCT01-A2, Point-of-Care Connectivity; Approved Standard—Second Edition was developed for those engaged in the manufacture of point-of-care diagnostic devices, as well as the hardware and software used to connect the devices to various information systems in healthcare facilities. The document incorporates the work product of the Connectivity Industry Consortium, an organization that developed specifications for point-of-care device and information system communication interoperability. It provides the basis for multivendor, seamless interoperability between point-of-care devices, data managers, and clinical results management systems.
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