Point of care (POC) devices come in all shapes and sizes, each with unique integration requirements. The architecture of the TELCOR QML system provides a unique piece of software specifically developed for communicating with each device type as each device type communicates and sends data differently.
POC devices communicate directly to QML or via their associated Data Management System (DMS). Each unique device connectivity module does three main things:
- Communicate to the vendor’s proprietary software or device directly,
- Remap the vendor formatted data into a common TELCOR format for import and normalized data, and
- Transmit data back to the vendor’s proprietary software or devices if capable of receiving electronic data.
Data going back to devices can include lists of certified operators, current date/time, vendor unique meter configurations, reagents, and patient lists for positive patient ID on the meter.