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December 01, 2016

HealthPRO’s Point of Care Testing Contracts Support Patient Safety across the Continuum of Care

On November 1, HealthPRO’s Signature Services launched two Point of Care Testing (POCT) contracts for glucose meters, the first of their kind for HealthPRO

 

Supporting the continuum of care, the POCT contracts are equipped both for in-hospital use (Point of Care Testing Glucose Meters-Hospital Grade - SC04053PL) and use throughout the community (Point of Care Testing Glucose Meters-EMS Portable Grade - SC04054PL), thereby addressing both the short and long-term health management needs for the growing number of diabetes patients across Canada.

 

In an effort to improve patient safety and eliminate transcription errors, the Hospital Grade POCT contract includes a data connectivity solution that allows members who have the necessary IT infrastructure, the ability to transfer the glucose meter data directly into a patient’s electronic chart in real-time, ensuring accurate treatment plans.
 

“Point of Care Glucose Testing is a critical component in the management of Type 1 diabetes as this group is three times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a longer hospitalization period than non-diabetics according to Health Canada,” explains Registered Nurse Lorrie Ann Scales, Director, Signature Services, HealthPRO. “These contracts offer a comprehensive solution that enhances patient care delivery, while providing opportunity for savings.”

 

These Signature contracts were initially created for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba, and are now open for commitment from members across the country.
 

For more information, please contact:
 

Lorrie Ann Scales
Director, Signature Services
lascales@healthprocanada.com
905-568-3478 ext. 513