Operational Advantages of POC Cardiac Testing
In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, it will become more important than ever for hospitals to focus on providing quality, cost-effective care that may enhance the outcomes of the patients they serve. Value Based Purchasing (VBP) refers to purchasing practices aimed at improving the value of healthcare services and is represented in this formula:
Quality + Cost + Patient Satisfaction = Value Based Purchasing
At Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, we are committed to providing high-quality instrumentation and reagents that have contributed to the three aspects of VBP: Quality, Cost, and Patient Satisfaction.
Decreasing cardiac marker TAT leads to increased patient throughput, increased bed utilization, and increased total patient volume.
Data provided in this document were derived from separate studies and are examples of outcomes from different sites.
1Data provided by West Houston Medical Center, Houston, TX, March 2005.
2Apple et. al. Decreased patient charges following implementation of point-of-care cardiac troponin monitoring in acute coronary syndrome patients in a community hospital cardiology unit. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2006;370:191-5.