POC Urinalysis Data Integrated into Electronic Medical Records
Flexible connectivity options have been introduced that will simplify point-of-care (POC) urine analysis through which data is integrated into electronic medical records, directly to laboratory information systems, or via POC data management systems. The connectivity options of Siemens’ Clinitek Status Connect system enhance testing oversight and streamline data management for hospital and physician-office based urine testing. The system is clinical laboratory improvement amendments (CLIA)-waived. With the introduction of the system, Siemens Healthcare (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/healthcare) has expanded its POC urinalysis portfolio. The new features include barcode data entry; advanced operator management with operator lock-out to prevent unauthorized user access; quality control lock-out if quality controls fail or are not performed as programmed; and transmittal of operator name, patient ID, lot and expiration date with test results.