AdvaMedDx held a briefing on Capitol Hill, When Minutes Matter: Critical Care Diagnostics, on June 21, 2012. The briefing featured speakers who discussed the essential role of diagnostics in critical care settings from the battlefield to the emergency room.
Frank Peacock, MD, Emergency Medicine Research Director at the Baylor College of Medicine, shared an emergency room physician’s perspective on point of care tests. He discussed how point of care tests in the emergency room help effectively diagnose heart failure and other conditions in a matter of minutes. Dr. Peacock reviewed key studies to underscore his message that point of care tests get patients better care faster, , reducing the length of stay in emergency rooms and resulting in better outcomes.
Jackson Streeter, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., discussed a point of care test that his company is developing for the diagnosis of mild, moderate, and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This first of its kind test will help emergency physicians and EMTs quickly detect and quantify TBI, which is a factor in approximately 1.7 million ER visits and affects 30,000 military personnel. Dr. Streeter is developing this test to work on a hand-held device ready for battlefield and EMT use.
The panel discussion was moderated by AdvaMedDx Executive Director Andrew Fish.
The briefing drew over 60 attendees from Congressional offices, advocacy associations, provider groups, and trade press.
To view the presentation, please click here.
Capitol Hill Briefing Videos
Frank Peacock, MD, Emergency Medicine Research Director at the Baylor College of Medicine
Jackson Streeter, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Banyon Biomarkers, Inc.