Point-of-Care : Connectivity

EKF Link

EKF Link: Connectivity at the point-of-care 

Connect all of your analyzers on one software platform

EKF Link is a middleware solution for healthcare providers to manage their Point of Care analyzers and the generated data on one centralized platform.  

EKF Link is a flexible, open solution that can be interfaced to most vendor’s Point of Care analyzer to permit the real-time management of data including patient test results, QC results, operator management and analyser configuration.

EKF Link is an optional software platform designed to provide a flexible and secure method for connecting point-of-care devices to hospital and laboratory IT systems, enabling the transfer of data from the analyzer to the hospital or laboratory database for subsequent processing.


EKF Link allows medical professionals to:

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

EKF Link provides hospitals, labs and GP with the functionality to manage and evaluate their patient and user data easily and securely.


EKF Link's key features are:


Instrument management

  • Use additional features of 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 an optional, flexible, and open data management solution

EKF Link Who is it for

One solution for multiple situations

EKF Link has been designed by IT Solution engineers working alongside hospital POC Managers to provide users with a single, comprehensive yet flexible platform.

EKF Link’s simple set-up, intuitive interface and user-friendly graphics enable effective utility in GP offices, pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals and blood banks. There are no barriers to where and how EKF Link can be implemented.

EKF Link can be installed on a PC or a server allowing access to authorized users anywhere at any time.


Scaleable software

EKF Link has been designed to allow the addition of more analyzers as and when they are required. Link works with devices from other manufacturers as well as all those in the EKF range.

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EKF Link is available to connect any of the following EKF Diagnostics devices** to a LIMS or HIS/EMR: Link also works with the following devices from other manufacturers:
Biosen microINR from iLine
DiaSpect Tm pocH - 100i from Sysmex
Hemo Control Xprecia Prime from Universal Biosensors
Hemo Control Manager Olo from Sight Dx
Quo-Lab A1c  
Quo-Test A1c  

** Not all products are available in all countries

EKF Link how it works

Data for connected health

Connectivity explained



1. Perform a patient or QC test on an POC analyzer.                                                        


2. Upload and manage every patient’s care pathway. 


3. Send patient and QC test results to the LIS and retrieve patient demographics.

Power-up your Point of Care diagnostics

Give your Point of Care devices super powers by connecting them using EKF Link. With just a few clicks an analyzer can capture patient information, run QC, lock-out unauthorized users and send information into a LIMS system. And that's not all:

  • Configure all of your devices from a central location
  • Operator and report management functions
  • Automated transfer data minimizes the risk of transcription error




Allows users to send test results with time stamp to LIMS


Instrument Management

Set instrument configuration remotely

Create and assign designated location to instrument


ID Management

Operator Management allowing only certified operators to use the analyser


Other features include

Additional workflow available

Report management with the ability to create PDF and CSV reports




Connectivity features


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

Check results

Add comments

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



EKF Link Intended Use

EKF Link is a data and device management system that enables healthcare professionals to transfer, manage, store and display measurement results from point-of-care diagnostic testing analyzers. EKF Link enables the allocation of additional information to measurement results and facilitates the export or transfer of data for documentation purposes.

  • EKF Link is intended to be used as an optional software application with EKF point-of-care analyzers and open to be interfaced to other vendor’s point-of-care testing analyzers verified for connection with EKF Link. EKF Link facilitates the setting of configurable options of connected analyzers.
  • EKF Link is not intended for use in patient diagnostics, screening, monitoring or for making treatment decisions. Such decisions should be made based on the results displayed on the POC device.

Frequently asked questions about EKF Link