EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

EKF Link is a middleware solution that allows healthcare providers to centrally manage all of their Point of Care analyzers and the data they generate.

EKF Link is a versatile, open system that can connect to any vendor’s Point of Care analyzer to provide real-time data management, including patient test results, QC results, operator management, and analyzer setup.

EKF Link allows data from the analyzer to be sent to a hospital or laboratory database for further processing.

EKF Link allows medical professionals to:

  • Maintain QC records for all analyzers
  • Record and track QC data
  • Perform a comprehensive search of all records
  • Print patient test reports
  • Maintain an electronic data repository for all point-of-care tests
  • Integrate patient test results with the laboratory or hospital information system
  • Provide a long-term storage system without the requirement for archiving
  • Manage operators and monitor compliance of device usage and device certifications

EKF Link allows hospitals, labs and general practitioners to conveniently and securely store and assess patient and user data. 

EKF Link’s key features are:

  • Instrument management
    • Add features to the instrument (e.g. QC lockout)
    • Remote configuration
  • Test results and QC management
    • Chart view
    • Table view
  • Operator management
  • Report management
    • CSV and PDF
    • Personalized reports
  • Alarm management
  • Connect to LIS and HIS 

EKF Link is a flexible and open data management solution

One solution for multiple situations 

IT Solution Engineers, in collaboration with hospital POC Managers, have designed a single, comprehensive, yet adaptable platform; EKF Link.

The ease of use, easy interface, and user-friendly visuals of EKF Link makes it ideal for use in GP offices, pharmacies, labs, hospitals, and blood banks. There are no limitations regarding where or how EKF Link can be used.

EKF Link can be installed on a PC (Windows or Mac) or a server, permitting authorized users to view data from any location at any time.

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

Image Credit: EKF Diagnostics 

Scalable software

EKF Link has been built to allow for the installation of additional analyzers as needed. Link is compatible with devices from other manufacturers as well as the EKF line.

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Any of the following EKF Diagnostics devices** can be connected to a LIMS or HIS/EMR via EKF Link:

  • Hemo Control
  • Quo-Test A1c
  • DiaSpect Tm
  • Hemo Control Manager
  • Quo-Lab A1c
  • Biosen

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

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**Not every product is available in all countries. 

Data for connected health

Connectivity explained

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

1. Perform a patient or QC test on a POC analyzer. Image Credit: EKF Diagnostics

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

2. Upload and manage every patient care pathway. Image Credit: EKF Diagnostics

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

3. Send patient and QC test results to the LIS and retrieve patient demographics. Image Credit: EKF Diagnostics

Power up your point of care diagnostics

Connecting point-of-care devices to EKF Link will give them superpowers. An analyzer may take patient information, conduct QC, shut off unauthorized users, and feed data into a LIMS system with only a few clicks. Not only that but there is more:

  • All of the devices may be configured from a single spot
  • Functions of operator and report management
  • Automated transfer data reduces the risk of transcription error

EKF Link: Managing point of care analyzers

Image Credit: EKF Diagnostics


Users can send test results to LIMS with a time stamp

Instrument management

  • Remotely configure the instrument
  • Create and assign designated location to instrument

ID management

Only certified operators are allowed to operate the analyzer, according to operator management

Other features include

  • Additional process options are available
  • With the option to produce PDF and CSV reports, report administration has never been easier

New connectivity features

Source: EKF Diagnostics

  Feature Advantage
Safe and secure Integrated Device Connector Connect multiple Point of Care analyzers securely and easily to LIMS/EMR
Maximum flexibility Advanced architecture Host on your laptop or server. Your data, your choice!

Data is accessible from most web browser using security protocol without the need to install an additional module
Test integrity Patient and QC management Review tests in tables and charts

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Traceability Operator management Automatically lock out users who are not correctly certified to reduce the risk of errors and to meet strict regulatory and quality requirements
Visibility Instrument management Manage your analyzers remotely

Check the status of individual analyzers
Archive Report management Export test results as PDF or CSV files

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