The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics

Bernhard H. Weigl, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Gerald J Kost, Fred R. Beyette, Stephanie Sabourin, Anne Rompalo, Tala De Los Santos, Jason T. McMullan, John Haller

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Abstract

Most entrepreneurial ventures fail long before the core technology can be brought to the marketplace because of disconnects in performance and usability measures such as accuracy, cost, complexity, assay stability, and time requirements between technology developers' specifications and needs of the end-users. By going through a clinical needs assessment (CNA) process, developers will gain vital information and a clear focus that will help minimize the risks associated with the development of new technologies available for use within the health care system.This article summarizes best practices of the principal investigators of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering point-of-care (POC) centers within the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering POC Technologies Research Network. Clinical needs assessments are particularly important for product development areas that do not sufficiently benefit from traditional market research, such as grant-funded research and development, new product lines using cutting-edge technologies developed in start-up companies, and products developed through product development partnerships for low-resource settings. The objectives of this article were to (1) highlight the importance of CNAs for development of POC devices, (2) discuss methods applied by POC Technologies Research Network for assessing clinical needs, and (3) provide a road map for future CNAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalPoint of Care
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • brain trauma
  • disaster medicine
  • global health
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • User needs assessment

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  • Nursing(all)

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Weigl, B. H., Gaydos, C. A., Kost, G. J., Beyette, F. R., Sabourin, S., Rompalo, A., ... Haller, J. (2012). The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics. Point of Care, 11(2), 108-113. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e31825a241e

The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics. / Weigl, Bernhard H.; Gaydos, Charlotte A.; Kost, Gerald J; Beyette, Fred R.; Sabourin, Stephanie; Rompalo, Anne; De Los Santos, Tala; McMullan, Jason T.; Haller, John.

In: Point of Care, Vol. 11, No. 2, 06.2012, p. 108-113.

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Weigl, BH, Gaydos, CA, Kost, GJ, Beyette, FR, Sabourin, S, Rompalo, A, De Los Santos, T, McMullan, JT & Haller, J 2012, 'The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics', Point of Care, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 108-113. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e31825a241e
Weigl BH, Gaydos CA, Kost GJ, Beyette FR, Sabourin S, Rompalo A et al. The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics. Point of Care. 2012 Jun;11(2):108-113. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e31825a241e
Weigl, Bernhard H. ; Gaydos, Charlotte A. ; Kost, Gerald J ; Beyette, Fred R. ; Sabourin, Stephanie ; Rompalo, Anne ; De Los Santos, Tala ; McMullan, Jason T. ; Haller, John. / The value of clinical needs assessments for point-of-care diagnostics. In: Point of Care. 2012 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 108-113.
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