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  Making Sense of Integri-sense® Technology:
Comprehensive Quality Assurance Providing Sample Integrity at Each Analytical Stage
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Desiree Dunnett  Kathleen Sinkule 
Desiree Dunnett, MBA, MLS (ASCP)
Global Marketing Lead Handheld Blood Gas Siemens Healthineers
Kathleen Sinkule, BS-RRT
Global Clinical Marketing Lead Blood Gas Siemens-Healthineers
  Live Event: Thursday, February 15, 2024 
Note: Certificates of attendance will be offered for viewing this webinar recording until August 15, 2024, however CE credit will not be available.
Laboratory testing errors can occur throughout all phases of the testing process, with 62% of laboratory testing errors occurring during the pre-analytical stage.1,2
Healthcare faces ever-changing, complex challenges in quality management. Notably, these include the practice of adapting traditional lab standards to point-of-care testing (POCT), where errors are frequent during the pre-analytical phase.

Applying traditional laboratory standards to point-of-care testing poses significant challenges. This webinar is set to explore CLIA quality standards and spotlight the effectiveness of Integri-sense® Technology integrated into RAPIDPoint® 500e Blood Gas System. This innovative set of technologies serves as an automated quality management system designed to execute a series of comprehensive checks and balances. It spans all testing phases—pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical—to guarantee precise patient test results.

This webinar's emphasis on CLIA quality standards and the integration of Integri-sense Technology within RAPIDPoint 500e system seeks to illuminate the path toward enhanced quality management at the point of care. By examining the multifaceted aspects of quality assurance processes and technology's role in bolstering accuracy, this webinar endeavors to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to deliver precise and reliable patient outcomes.

1 Carraro P, Plebani M. Errors in a stat laboratory: types and frequencies 10 years later. Clin Chem. 2017 Jul 1;53(7):1338-42. Available from:
2 Lippi G. Preanalytical quality improvement: from dream to reality. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2011;49(7):1113-26. doi: 10.1515/CCLM.2011.600
  This webinar will:         
  • Comprehensively examine CLIA requirements for laboratory testing.
  • Identify and mitigate sources of error in the various stages of patient testing.
  • Describe and use design attributes to mitigate risks in point-of-care testing.
  • Explain best practices in the individual quality control plan.
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  Cybersecurity in Healthcare Today:
Needs and Best Practices

Live Event Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Matthew MacMahon  Richin Bhandavat 
Matthew McMahon
Product and Solution Security Professional, Siemens Healthineers
Richin Bhandavat
Global Product Lead POC Blood Gas
Siemens Healthineers
Medical device connectivity to the internet, hospital networks, and other medical devices gives healthcare providers quick access to accurate, up-to-date patient information, which can lead to improved quality of care. However, along with these benefits, connectivity also brings cybersecurity risks that pose a threat to the safety of patients, patient information, and hospital operations. This risk is very real. There were an estimated 494 data breaches in 2019, with more than 41.11 million patient records exposed or stolen. Cybersecurity breaches are expected to cost the healthcare industry $4 billion in 2020. Mitigating cybersecurity risk is critical yet challenging, and the U.S. FDA has called on manufacturers, hospitals, and facilities to work together to manage the risk.

In this webinar, we will review the problem of cybersecurity and identify common cybersecurity threats and attacks. The issue of cybersecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic will be reviewed. We will also describe how hospitals and medical device manufacturers can partner to mitigate cybersecurity issues. Additionally, we will discuss best practices for medical devices, highlighting security features designed into a new benchtop blood gas analyzer.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Cybersecurity. Accessed 10-14-2020.
HIPAA Journal. Healthcare Cybersecurity. Accessed 10-14-2020.
  This webinar will:         
  • Discuss how cybersecurity issues are a growing problem in healthcare today and present increasing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify common cybersecurity threats and attacks
  • Describe hospital security team expectations and how they can be addressed by medical device manufacturers
  • Review and evaluate best practices in medical device design


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