BD announces collaboration with ImageMover for rapid antigen test reporting

March 9, 2021

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced an agreement with ImageMover to offer a companion mobile app that enables more streamlined reporting of SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing results performed on the BD Veritor Plus System at everyday testing locations, such as schools and businesses. The ImageMover app is available immediately for BD Veritor Plus System customers.

The ImageMover app enables organizations performing point-of-care testing to capture required demographic details of those being tested, upload COVID-19 test results, report results to appropriate stakeholders and automate reporting to federal and state agencies. While the BD Veritor Plus System has built-in functionality to allow for data sharing to electronic health records through the BD Synapsys Informatics platform, that functionality requires an information technology infrastructure common to diagnostic testing locations in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, doctor's offices and urgent care centers.

The ImageMover app coordinates with the BD Veritor Plus System to upload testing results for streamlined reporting and significantly reduced manual documentation. The app is compliant with patient privacy requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

For traditional acute care settings, the optional BD Synapsys Informatics solution will continue to deliver automated result reporting, provide streamlined CARES Act and other Health & Human Services-mandated reporting functionality, and offer analytics and reports to support clinical and operational decision-making.

The ImageMover app differs from BD's previously announced collaboration with Scanwell Health, which was created to develop a lateral flow antigen test to be paired with the Scanwell Health mobile app for at-home use. The Scanwell Health app is expected to provide step-by-step instructions on how to collect and transfer a nasal swab sample, perform the test and use the mobile device's camera to analyze and interpret results in the home. The ImageMover app still requires the use of the BD Veritor Plus System to read the results of the test, but it provides a more streamlined reporting tool for testing locations that don't have a healthcare IT infrastructure.

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