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Connectivity of rapid-testing diagnostics and surveillance of infectious diseases

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Title: Connectivity of rapid-testing diagnostics and surveillance of infectious diseases
Authors: Ming, D
Rawson, T
Sangkaew, S
Rodriguez-Manzano, J
Georgiou, P
Holmes, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the ASSURED criteria to describe the ideal characteristics for point-of-care testing in low-resource settings: affordable, sensitive, specific, user-friendly, rapid and robust, equipment-free and deliverable.1 These standards describe. Over the last decade, widespread adoption of point-of-care testing has led to significant changes in clinical decision-making processes. The development of compact molecular diagnostics, such as the GeneXpert® platform, have enabled short turnaround times and allowed profiling of antimicrobial resistance. Although modern assays have increased operational requirements, many devices are robust and can be operated within communities with minimal training. These new generation of rapid tests have bypassed barriers to care and enabled treatment to take place independently from central facilities. Here we describe the importance of connectivity, the automatic capture and sharing of patient healthcare data from testing, in the adoption and roll-out of rapid testing.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2019
Date of Acceptance: 25-Dec-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/69594
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.219691
ISSN: 0042-9686
Publisher: World Health Organization
Start Page: 242
End Page: 244
Journal / Book Title: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume: 97
Issue: 3
Copyright Statement: © Copyright World Health Organization (WHO), 2016. Some rights reserved. The articles in this publication are published by the World Health Organization and contain contributions by individual authors. The articles are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY 3.0 IGO) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/legalcode, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. In any use of these articles, there should be no suggestion that WHO endorses any specific organization, products or services. The use of the WHO logo is not permitted.
Sponsor/Funder: National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: NF-SI-0617-10176
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Tropical Medicine
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2019-02-04
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine



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