Roche launches new point-of-care mobile application designed to meet the needs of point-of care coordinators

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The cobas® infinity Point-of-Care mobile app enables point-of-care coordinators to manage important tasks on the go.

As the interface between the laboratory and the ward, point-of-care coordinators (POCCs) perform much of their work while out in different hospital locations. This can be challenging when managing important tasks that require a PC, like performing remote troubleshooting tasks, arranging operator training, checking the status of a device or replacing an instrument. The new cobas® infinity Point-of-Care (POC) mobile now enables POCCs to complete all these tasks on a smartphone or tablet, no matter where they are – saving them valuable time and increasing their productivity.

“From the outset, the app was designed with the POCC in mind,” says Georgios Spitadakis, Lifecycle Leader for Workflow and IT at Roche. “The cobas® infinity POC mobile is not just PC software on a smaller screen or with a different design. It has been designed by POCCs for POCCs to help them carry out their most essential routine tasks efficiently and easily with a mobile device.”

In order to ensure that the app’s design and functionality meet the users’ needs, Roche also commissioned a study with selected customers to better understand how POCCs use IT remotely. The list of identified tasks is the core of the cobas® infinity POC mobile’s functionality. Prior to its release, the app received high scores from pilot groups of well-experienced POC specialists based on its usability and task oriented functionalities.

cobas® infinity POC mobile is available for iOS and Android devices and works in conjunction with the Roche cobas IT 1000 application. The app is another piece in the Roche “Personalized Lab Automation” portfolio, which was developed to provide quality, flexibility, efficiency and connectivity for every lab.

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About cobas® IT 1000
The cobas IT 1000 solution allows for management of system configurations, test and material management, operator and Point of Care instrument management, as well as quality control and extensive reporting functions. It connects the full Roche POC portfolio including Accu-Chek Inform II, CoaguChek XS Plus and Pro, cobas h 232, cobas b 101, Urisys 1100, cobas b 121, cobas b 123, cobas b 221. Find out more at www.cobas.com.

About Roche
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Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

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