Original ArticlesPoint-of-Care Testing The Evolution of a Training and Competency Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu DhabiFitzmaurice, Emma BSc, MSc∗; Harris, Jonathan BSc, BSc Biochem, MSc†; AbdelWareth, Laila MB BCh, FRCPc, FCAP, EMHCA†; Kumar, Chandan BTech‡Author Information From the ∗Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, Ireland †National Reference Laboratory ‡Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Reprints: Jonathan Harris, BSc, BSc Biochem, MSc, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. E-mail: HarrisJ@ClevelandClinicAbuDhabi.ae. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: June 2020 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 25-32 doi: 10.1097/POC.0000000000000201 Buy Metrics Abstract The point-of-care testing (POCT) department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi sets out to transform the organization and management of its training and competency renewal program. Managing competencies in any large hospital is challenging for all POCT coordinators. Initially, a paper-based system was created, which was cumbersome and error prone, which led to many clerical and logistical challenges. As the scope of the program grew, this approach became more difficult to govern. In an effort to streamline the process, the department embarked on several continuous improvement projects to address this pressing issue. In collaboration with the laboratory information technology and hospital learning specialist teams, the POCT department has successfully streamlined and standardized its competency approach, migrating to learning management system platform. Although limitations in devices and middleware systems for POCT remain challenging, using the resources and expertise available has led to significant improvements and efficiencies. The transition has been educational and hugely beneficial to the laboratory and the hospital. Further enhancements have been identified and more improvements are planned in the future. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.