Point-of-care technologies in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders from the Center for Advancing Point-of-Care Technologies

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Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine; UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Program in Molecular Medicine; Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering | Health Services Administration | Telemedicine | Translational Medical Research


Recent advancements in point-of-care technologies have transformed care for patients with heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders by providing rapid, cost-effective, and accessible solutions to challenges in the detection and management of many health conditions. However, major barriers exist throughout the technology development process that inhibit the actualization of many promising and potentially successful ideas. The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies has established a system for supporting further innovation in this field and bridging the gap between initial idea conception and implementation. We highlight current and emerging point-of-care technologies throughout the development spectrum and emphasize the need for a needs-driven model of health technology development that involve appropriate stakeholders in the process.


Cardiovascular, Chronic disease, Point-of-care, Technology, mHealth, UMCCTS funding

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Ding EY, Ensom E, Hafer N, Buchholz B, Picard MA, Dunlap D, Rogers E, Lawton C, Koren A, Lilly C, Fitzgibbons TP, McManus DD. Point-of-care technologies in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders from the Center for Advancing Point-of-Care Technologies. Curr Opin Biomed Eng. 2019 Sep;11:58-67. doi: 10.1016/j.cobme.2019.08.011. Epub 2019 Sep 21. PMID: 32582870; PMCID: PMC7314358. Link to article on publisher's site

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Current opinion in biomedical engineering

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