Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural

Decentralized Point-of-Care Testing: Pharmacy, Home-Based, and Beyond

Disrupting Inefficiencies in Traditional Healthcare Models

August 22-23, 2023


Within the last few years, we saw a seismic global shift in the acceptance and availability of point-of-care testing, bolstered by a heightened interest in and capability for decentralized processes. Healthcare systems and providers were pushed to rapidly adapt new processes, many of which persist today. With the increased prevalence of point-of-care testing, some pharmacies have started to bridge the gaps in healthcare accessibility. Direct-to-consumer mail-in testing and digital health monitoring are expanding rapidly due to their convenience and flexibility. However, these innovations do not come without various challenges, such as logistics, continuity of care, and data security. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's inaugural meeting on Decentralized Point-of-Care Testing: Pharmacy, Home-Based, and Beyond will explore both the successes and obstacles of point-of-care testing and seeks to discover novel areas where point-of-care testing can be applied.


Coverage will include, but is not limited to:


  • Setting up pharmacies for point-of-care testing and immediate prescribing
  • Using multiplex testing for respiratory pathogens and infectious disease
  • Reviewing regulatory hurdles to innovation
  • Expanding point-of-care testing indications and applications
  • Exploring digital health monitoring
  • Protecting data and mitigating cybersecurity risks
  • Integrating at-home testing with the healthcare system
  • Overcoming reimbursement challenges
  • Disrupting traditional healthcare infrastructure
  • Understanding laboratory perspectives


The deadline for priority consideration is January 30, 2023.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


Opportunities for Participation:



For more details on the conference, please contact:

Iris Goldman

Associate Conference Producer

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-247-1814



For sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-M

Phillip Zakim-Yacouby

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-247-1815



Companies N-Z

Jon Stroup

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-5483