W: www.pointofcare.abbott

Abbott Point of Care - Breakfast Session Sponsor

Abbott Point of Care manufactures the i-STAT® System. An advanced, handheld diagnostic testing system that provides real-time results within minutes accelerating the patient care decision-making process.

It features single disposable cartridges that performs a broad menu of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests including blood gases, electrolytes, chemistries, fertility, coagulation, haematology, and cardiac Markers (cTnI).

Abbott Point of Care understands the need for fast, accurate, and reliable test results that give health care professionals the confidence they need to make critical patient care decisions.

W: www.mobilehealth.co.nz

Mobile Health - Symposium Sponsor

Mobile Health is a privately owned company that works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and other health providers to deliver low risk elective day surgery to rural New Zealanders. In addition to providing easily accessible surgical services we provide quality continuing education to rural health professionals via a high speed telepresence network.

We believe that strong community partnerships are the key to success. Rather than replace existing health services, we act as a catalyst for communities and rural health professionals to develop better rural health systems.

The service has been operating since February 2002 and since then we have treated close to 24,000 patients in rural New Zealand, and delivered over 50,000 hours of education.