What is Point of Care Technology?
POC technology may refer to devices or services that are used to:
- Provide clinical decision support
- Provide rapid or real-time laboratory results
- Enhance clinician education
- Support patient treatment adherence
For a POC tool to be useful, it must have these qualities:
- Accurate results or information
- Low cost, if a diagnostic assay
- Easy to use format
- Readily available
- Easily assessable or transportable
- Some may have potential for at-home use
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
The following Johns Hopkins University Centers of Excellence undertake basic and clinical research in the field of Point of Care Technology.
Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center
The Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center develops evidence-based clinical decision support tools, bringing trusted information to the clinician at the point of care. POC-IT (point of care — information technology) Guides—available on the web, mobile devices and in print—are designed for real-time use at the bedside or in the exam room in both primary and specialty care clinical settings.
Infectious Disease related guides developed and maintained by the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center:
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA is the Executive Director
Center for Innovative Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases
The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Innovative Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases is to promote the development of accessible infectious disease diagnostics through multidisciplinary innovation along the development pipeline from research to impact in different global settings.