06856928 is referenced by 227 patents and cites 7 patents.

A computer-implemented method to process POC information for potential QC compliance issues. A system and method for implementation of traditional laboratory analyzer based QC compliance in point-of-care (POC) environments is disclosed. A specific system and method to analyze data from POC testing to identify when the testing exceeds the variation expected under stable operation (i.e., the testing is “out of control”) is disclosed. This system and method is characterized by solving the QC compliance problem for POC devices by individuals not trained in traditional laboratory practices. This also provides the capability in real-time or near real-time to analyze POC testing information regarding the performance of each POC device, reagent kit (i.e., one kit per analyte tested) and/or lot, and operator so one can respond quickly to a particular device, reagent kit and/or lot, or operator that is not performing properly.

Title
Method for automated exception-based quality control compliance for point-of-care devices
Application Number
10/321223
Publication Number
6856928 (B2)
Application Date
December 17, 2002
Publication Date
February 15, 2005
Inventor
Kirk C Harmon
San Ramon
CA, US
Assignee
Lifescan
CA, US
IPC
G06F 019/00
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