POINT OF NEED
The best time to perform a blood test is where and when it is needed, not when it is convenient for healthcare systems.
Patients need to KNOW NOW
Screening, diagnosis and monitoring being done at the point of care has become a familiar concept. It means that a patient needs to get to where the care is given – usually a hospital or clinic. This neglects a fundamental truth at the heart of diagnostics: people’s lives revolve around their results, not the limitations of testing equipment.
They want the ability to KNOW NOW.
Now more than ever, patients want to be active participants in their own healthcare. Evidence shows that when they are involved, decisions, health outcomes and resource allocations are improved.1 By combining a revolutionary lab-on-a-chip* with a smartphone,
Physicians need to KNOW NOW
Placing patients and their needs at the heart of technological innovation is only part of the story. It’s the physician’s job to interpret the test results and make informed clinical decisions as efficiently and effectively as possible. They need immediacy, accuracy, reliability and affordability. Bringing diagnostics to the POINT OF NEED means physicians can determine the best course of action for a patient in real time. That applies whether they are based in a hospital, primary care facility, outpatient clinic, ambulance, community pharmacy or implementing a mobile screening program anywhere in the world. At dianax our goal is to empower both patients and physicians, so they are better equipped to tackle a chronic condition like diabetes or anemia in partnership. Together they will prevent, detect and monitor the disease more effectively without unnecessary delays.
A case in point … Diabetes
The selection of a point of care A1c device should be based on accuracy, precision, ease of use, and price.4
- Undiagnosed diabetic: Readily identified in a physical checkup in a doctor’s office, in in-field emergencies and pre-operative evaluations
- Pre-diabetic: Able to monitor the impact of lifestyle changes
- Diabetic: Vital means of checking if patients are meeting their A1c goals over time
The bigger picture
The ability to KNOW NOW has far-reaching benefits which extend beyond individual patients and physicians:
Once commercially available, dianax lab-on-a-chip will…:
Play a vital role in integrating diagnostics in a patient-empowered future
Augment the environmental shift towards value-based healthcare
Diagnostics digital solutions support the move from a fee-for-service to a more outcome-focused and value-based care model. The more accurate and reliable the diagnostics, the easier it is for healthcare providers to obtain tangible measures of improved patient outcomes (vital for value-based reimbursement).
Help to alleviate the hospital burden
Have a significant impact in rural areas and the developing world where the need is greatest
POINT OF NEED
When we refer to the POINT OF NEED instead of
We need to change traditional ways of thinking about diagnostics – from something inaccessible, time-consuming and clinical to something that can be done anytime, anywhere, for anyone as a vital part of managing chronic disease over time.
It’s only if we KNOW NOW that we can be sure we are providing the right treatment at the right time.
*Products/devices are under development but not yet approved for use. For investigational use only.
- The Kings Fund https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/people-control-their-own-health-and-care [Accessed 10 Dec 2017]
- International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas - 8th Edition http://www.diabetesatlas.org/key-messages.html [Accessed 10 Dec 2017]
- Hirst J, et al. Clin Chem Lab Med 2017; 55(2):167–180 https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/cclm.2017.55.issue-2/cclm-2016-0303/cclm-2016-0303.pdf
[Accessed 10 Dec 2017]
- Whitley HP, et al. Diabetes Spectr. 2015;28(3):201–208 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4536639/ [Accessed 10 Dec 2017]