Press Release: Creating a patient-centered lab with breakthrough blood collection technology: Using new microsampling methods provides reliable, economical collection, shipping and storage solutions


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AUSTIN, Texas (October 11, 2018) – Patient-centered care, also known as the “patient-centric” approach, represents a paradigm shift in how patients and providers think about the processes of treatment. Patient-centric care can lead to a better patient experience—which in turn leads to improved adherence and compliance. Improved patient compliance is an essential contributing factor to the ultimate goal—enhanced treatment efficiency and safety, and better clinical outcomes. More technicians, and the clinicians who rely upon them, are adopting patient-centric technologies to improve the quality of patient care and thus support enhanced clinical outcomes. Included in this proliferation of new technologies are those based on concept of remote patient monitoring (RPM).

“Remote patient monitoring makes many aspects of healthcare less invasive and intrusive for patients,” states Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief of and The Dark Report. “Patients can participate in their care from the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Expenses associated with healthcare travel and long wait times are minimized. Patients take more control over their treatment, maintain greater stability, and are often happier than those who need to travel to have illnesses and chronic conditions monitored. This approach is proving so beneficial for both patients and healthcare professionals, it has touched off a new wave of innovation—that of remote blood sampling using microsampling technology.”

To inform laboratory professionals with valuable and informative insights on how the field-changing technology of microsampling can answer the challenges of changing remote patient requirements, provide a reliable and economical collection, shipping and storage solution, as well as open up opportunities to gather stable samples in low-resource regions, The Dark Report is offering a recently published free White Paper, “How to Create a Patient-centered Lab with Breakthrough Blood Collection Technology: How to Save Time and Increase Profitability by Using Modular Technology to Improve Access Features, Automate Reporting & Expand Efficiencies.” Published by The Dark Report and Dark Daily, it is available free to laboratory professionals as a PDF download.

This free White Paper specifically addresses:

  • How Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology was developed to solve for the limitations of the old, familiar versions of dried blood sampling technology
  • How new microsampling technology can be performed in such a way that, unlike older technologies, can ensure consistency and accuracy
  • What the new technology looks like, how it is configured, and design details that make it readily adoptable by labs, clinicians, and patients alike
  • Ways in which new microsampling technology facilitates a more patient-centric lab, and provides a user-friendly alternative to older, more intrusive or cumbersome methods
  • Technical evidence for efficacy substantiating the benefits and utility of new microsampling technology for applications such as therapeutic drug monitoring and remote specimen collection
  • A practical, step-by-step roadmap to new microsampling technology adoption, deployment, and success

The paper’s creator is Neoteryx, based in Torrance, CA—developer and manufacturer of the Mitra® microsampling device, which enables the collection of blood anywhere, at any time, by anyone. Mitra® facilitates an easier and more comfortable donor experience, particularly for children and the elderly. This novel technology also contributes to expanding participant outreach, eliminates costs and hassles associated with cold-chain shipping, and enables collection of blood specimens at home or in other settings outside of the clinic.

How to Create a Patient-centered Lab with Breakthrough Blood Collection Technology: How to Save Time and Increase Profitability by Using Modular Technology to Improve Access Features, Automate Reporting & Expand Efficiencies” is part of the Dark Daily growing library of White Papers and other information resources tailored specifically for the needs of laboratory administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and lab industry consultants.

For additional information, Contact: Chris Garcia, 512-264-7103


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