Oncology & Infusion

Better manage your patients going through chemotherapy.
Discover how with-patient chemistry testing can reduce test turnaround times to improve cancer care.
 
                                                     
Watch how on-site testing improved the quality of care at a cancer center (4:18)

Time is precious for you and your patients

With-patient testing can help transform efficiency, patient satisfaction, revenue, and turnaround times in your oncology practice or infusion center. The i-STAT® and Piccolo Xpress® systems deliver:

  • Test results in minutes: Reduce wait times for lab results, increasing patient satisfaction and accelerating throughput
  • Lab-accurate results: Make treatment decisions with confidence
  • Wide range of tests (including CLIA waived): Test a range of chemistries, electrolytes and more with a single handheld device
  • Easy to use: Simple, intuitive operation improves operational efficiency
 
Enhance Efficiency

Dramatically reduce test turnaround times (TAT)

The i-STAT and Piccolo Xpress systems deliver results faster than the median same-day TAT from an out-patient oncology infusion unit (range of 127 minutes).4

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51 minutes

Out-Patient oncology infusion unit Lab TAT4

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12 minutes

Piccolo Xpress®CMP Chemistry Panel TAT

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2 minutes

i-STAT CHEM 8+ Chemistry Panel TAT

 
 

The need to decrease costs and time to treatment for people living with cancer

The prevalence of cancer across the globe is highest in the most developed countries, including those in the US, Europe, the Nordics, and Asia, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International.

 
improve satisfaction

longer wait times impact patient satisfaction

According to Press Ganey, wait times greater than 10 minutes significantly impact patient satisfaction.Long wait times: 

  • Alter the patient’s perception of quality of care2 
  • Reduce healthcare worker satisfaction3 
  • May adversely affect patient adherence to scheduled appointments3 
  • Increase cost burdens on healthcare systems3

 

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Reduced costs
 

Reduced waiting times can Reduced Costs

Reducing patient wait for chemotherapy by 19.5 minutes enabled one cancer center to add 3.6 patient appointments per day, creating an estimated annual financial opportunity exceeding $1 million.3

3.6 ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS × $1,092 AVERAGE COST × 260 DAYS = $1,022,112

 
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A Compact, Portable,
And Fully Automated Chemistry Analyzer

The Piccolo Xpress® Chemistry Analyzer provides lab-accurate results quickly and easily to accelerate patient-care decision making in any environment.

It offers the most CLIA-waived tests on a single platform, including the only comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) on the market, as well as lipid and liver function testing. 

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References
1. Press Ganey 2009 Medical Practice Pulse Report (Represents the experiences of 2,373,288 patients treated at 10,214 sites nationwide)
2. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2014/2014-vol20-n5/Wait-Times-Patient-Satisfaction-Scores-and-the-Perception-of-Care.
3. Kallen, M et al., Improving Wait Time for Chemotherapy in an Outpatient Clinic at a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jrnl Onc Prac 2012;8(1);e1-7.
4. Gjolaj L et al., Decreasing Laboratory Turnaround Time and Patient Wait Time by Implementing Process Improvement Methodologies in an Outpatient Oncology Infusion Unit, Jrnl Onc Prac 2014;10: (6):379-382.

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