i-STAT in the Hospital
Accelerating patient care decision-making
The i-STAT System is at the forefront of expanding technology to drive patient-side, point-of-care testing with the industry’s most comprehensive menu of tests in a single platform. Throughout the service lines of the hospital, the i-STAT System helps:
- support a patient-centric approach to health care: The i-STAT System accelerates patient care decision-making by reducing the time to get needed information to the clinicians and fosters a team approach to patient care by enabling clinicians to share critical test results on the spot
- optimize system efficiency: The i-STAT System provides data to help improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes by eliminating process steps and handoffs to potentially reduce errors and promote patient safety
- support quality and compliance requirements: Every i-STAT System test cartridge has quality assurance built in and complements the vital services laboratories provide to patients and their caregivers
- leverage the power of a single, integrated bedside testing solution: The i-STAT System offers a comprehensive menu of tests; a single testing system, rather than multiple systems and protocols; and standardized lab-quality bedside testing.
See how the i-STAT System benefits health care professionals across a range of hospital departments:
"I have become a huge proponent of patient-side point-of-care testing, because in my experience this technology has helped hospitals provide prompt and efficient care. I have also worked as a consultant in nurse workflow research and patient-side POC testing and evaluated the importance of POC testing. I believe there shouldn’t be an institution that does not use the technology, both for the patient and the nurses delivering care."
Nancy Young, R.N.,
Mary Washington Hospital,