Horiba Medical launches Pentra SAfe for POC haematology
27 May 2009
HORIBA Medical has launched Pentra SAfe to provide secure and remote
access to its bench top haematology analyser, the ABX Pentra 60 C+.
This compact analyser is frequently used within point-of-care (POC)
environments, such as accident and emergency departments, clinics,
healthcare centres and community hospitals, so it is essential for CPA
accreditation and patient safety purposes that password protection and
full audit trails are available. Although CPA accreditation for POC
testing is not yet mandatory, it is expected that it soon will be.
In line with CPA requirements, the Pentra SAfe solution provides a
full audit trail of all personnel who have used the ABX Pentra 60C+ and
the results they have obtained. This is possible since this desktop
secure access solution requires a username and password to access the
analyser’s operating system.
By only assigning a password to fully trained personnel, POC Managers
can monitor the competency of individual users in a POC location to
guarantee quality of results and ultimately the safety of patients.
In addition to the password functionality of Pentra SAfe, which locks
the analyser’s screen after it has been idle for a user-defined time,
the new solution also enables fully secure remote access for POC
managers to all ABX Pentra 60C+ analysers under their supervision.
Remote bidirectional access functionality means the manager can
access all files and run the analyser as if they were in front of it,
except for physically loading samples. This means they can monitor in
real time performance of users, patient results, reagent levels,
instigate a cleaning cycle and even monitor the quality control
performance of the system as required.
In addition to its small footprint, the outstanding technical
capabilities providing consistently good-quality and accurate results
are what make the ABX Pentra 60C+ an ideal analyser for satellite or
smaller laboratories and clinics, as well as being used as a competent
back-up system in larger laboratories.
The ABX Pentra 60 C+ can process up to 60 samples an hour and is able
to provide five-part differential analysis (DIFF), including atypical
lymphocytes and large immature cells.
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