Original ArticlesPoint-of-Care Testing Data Management 5 Critical Success Factors Abbott Point of Care Data Management GroupAuthor Information This article was written and provided courtesy of the data management group at Abbott Point of Care. Reprints: Abbott Point of Care, 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: June 2007 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p 160-162 doi: 10.1097/01.poc.0000243988.68879.d5 Buy Metrics Abstract As both point-of-care testing (POCT) and electronic medical records system use rises in hospitals, the importance of real-time electronic reporting of results increases. To support the use of this model, POCT data management systems are involving to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. Five specific areas of POCT data management functionality that hospitals should consider when evaluating their long-term strategies are discussed. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.