As point-of-care testing (POCT) continues to increase its footprint as a tool to promote value-based care, having a standardized POCT program can help your organization improve efficiency and control costs.

By standardizing your POCT program, substantial improvements in workflow and cost efficiency can be gained. As health systems grow, standard laboratory practices for POCT can have a positive impact on patient satisfaction, quality of care, and overall clinical operations. POCT standardization can reduce patient and provider confusion and offer cost savings. However, implementation of POCT standardization requires organization-wide cooperation and buy-in, alongside strong leadership and planning.