Point-of-Care Technology

Point-of-Care Technology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 14 billion lab tests are ordered annually. It is estimated that lab testing while representing only 2%-3% of total healthcare costs, may inform approximately 70% of medical decisions thereby making quality test and lab selection a key determinant of quality patient outcomes.

We provide point-of-care technology that ensures patients receive the right tests at the right time and that lab testing is not under or overutilized. We have the advanced technology you need to improve test utilization and provide your patients with better care. 

Our point-of-care technology helps patients receive the right test and the right lab, at the right time.

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What Is Point-of-Care Technology?

Our point-of-care technology is available to physicians in existing office workflows including Lab and EHR test ordering systems, making it fast and convenient to complete prior authorization and advance notification processes. Our Physician Decision Support® (PDS) platform is integrated into more than 30 lab ordering systems and electronic health records (EHRs).

The platform can be presented under the unique health plan brand and customized to reflect a health plan’s preferred lab and managed test list, or test formulary.

Benefits of Point-of-Care Technology

Point-of-care technology helps clinicians make fast, effective testing decisions. Our point-of-care decision support platform can provide significant improvements to health plan lab performance, including:

  • 46% increase in physician compliance with evidence-based test ordering guidelines.
  • 19% reduction in out-of-pocket costs for patients.
  • 51% decrease in non-par lab use.

BeaconLBS has also registered over 90% of labs nationwide and mapped their tests to lab benefit management policies, creating the largest lab test database available. With this information readily available to clinicians using our PDS® platform, point-of-care decision-making is quick, easy, and highly effective. BeaconLBS has also registered over 90% of labs nationwide and mapped their tests to standard test code in our proprietary test mapping technology.  In the absence of industry-standard test codes, Beacon’s test mapping technology provides a system to accurately identify tests at the point-of-order and point-of-adjudication as many tests are defined by a string of CPT codes which oftentimes is different by the lab.

Contact Us for Industry-Leading Point-of-Care Technology

Contact our team to schedule a consultation. We'll review your lab utilization data and work with you to determine the best technologies for your specific needs.