Using HemoCue Basic Connect enables the user to complement the POC test with demographic information and comments about the test, save this information as a PDF file that can be printed or saved, and then incorporate the file into the patient chart or upload it to the electronic health record (EHR) system. The solution helps clinics meet requirements of POC medical device testing in the context of the 2015 Meaningful Use Act. For additional simplicity, an external bar code reader can be added to the system.
The use of digital applications and EHRs by medical professionals has increased dramatically over the years. The adoption of these systems is driven by benefits such as easier records access, better oversight of billing, potential cost savings, and financial incentives.
HemoCue Basic Connect puts these benefits within reach by making it possible to connect HemoCue Analyzers to EHR systems. This easy-to-use software gives users of select HemoCue testing systems access to basic data management and EHR connectivity.
The principle is simple. Up to six HemoCue Analyzers can be connected to a single PC running HemoCue Basic Connect. Users can initiate tests, add comments to the results, and send the results via HL7 or PDF to the third-party EHR system.
HemoCue Basic Connect provides an easy upgrade from manual to electronic record keeping — and one that works with the HemoCue solution you may already have.
Ease of use
The software is easily installed, and analyzers can be connected in a few simple steps.
HemoCue Basic Connect provides two options for integration to EHR: a function for creating PDF reports of patient tests that can be included in the journal, or standard communication (HL7) to send results directly to EHR.
Results with comments
The option of adding comments to individual results provides a clinical context for later analysis.
Critical limits can be set so that out-of-range results are automatically flagged for follow-up.
Test results are transferred electronically, reducing the potential for billing errors due to human oversight.