Broader access to rapid tests is changing healthcare Diagnostics technologies and services have been around for a while now, but the COVID -19 pandemic accelerated a shift in healthcare delivery and the need for evolving patient care. The need of the hour is innovations that empower people to make faster, informed decisions and help healthcare systems better tackle rising health concerns. For instance, as a response to COVID-19, rapid antigen tests were launched to help people, even those without any symptoms, detect the infection accurately from anywhere, anytime, within 15 minutes. The rapid COVID-19 antigen tests have been used more than 300 million times in over 140 countries and across airports, schools, and government offices to identify contagious individuals and help curb the spread of infection. Rapid tests at the point of care improve outcomes for everyone. There are broader use cases and advantages of rapid testing to address pressing health challenges. For instance, rapid tests for malaria, dengue, and HIV can significantly expand access and scale fast diagnosis and treatment in the country's more remote and underserved communities.