Halfpenny Technologies’ Founder to Present on Lab-EMR Integration at the 16th Annual Executive War College

Presentation will explore secure, cost-effective strategies for integrating laboratory information systems with physician EMR systems and address meaningful use from the lab perspective

BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of clinical data exchange solutions, today announced that the company’s founder and CTO, Charles Halfpenny, will present a master class at the 16th Annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory and Pathology Management on May 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A veteran in clinical data integration, Halfpenny will discuss new technologies and best practices for labs, and address the growing demands for labs to integrate with their clients’ EMR systems during his presentation, “Cutting the Cost and Time to Interface Your LIS with Doctors’ EMRs, SmartPhones and iPads.”

A leading innovator in clinical data integration for more than 20 years, Charles Halfpenny possesses extensive experience in developing CPOE, EMR and HIE solutions for hospitals and laboratories. The key learning objectives for his session include providing attendees with a clear understanding of the cost difference between establishing connectivity internally versus outsourcing, the benefits of a neutral hub approach for EMR integration, and meaningful use from the laboratory perspective. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will understand the advantages and opportunities of utilizing smartphones and grid devices such as the iPad® to connect with clinicians, the process of streamlining critical alerting, and which elements in meaningful use are important in the laboratory setting.

“Now is a time when mobile devices are proliferating and growing numbers of physicians are using these devices for patient care,” stated Robert L. Michel, editor in chief of The Dark Report and Founder of the Executive War College. “One expert in laboratory informatics who is continually at the front edge of this technology curve is Charles Halfpenny. He is prepared to help participants at his session understand the opportunities currently opening up for clinical laboratories to develop interfaces that allow their laboratory information systems (LIS) to pass data back and forth to clinicians’ mobile devices.”

One of the largest and most highly regarded conferences in the diagnostic laboratory industry, the Executive War College Conference will take place from May 3-4, 2011 in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter. Hosted by The Dark Report, the conference provides two full days of learning opportunities, including success stories, case studies and firsthand experiences on laboratory strategy, operations and management from more than 80 of the industry's leading experts. More information about the 16th Annual Executive War College is available at www.executivewarcollege.com.

About Halfpenny Technologies

Halfpenny Technologies is a leading provider of clinical data exchange solutions, enabling hospitals and laboratories to integrate with disparate physician EMR systems. Halfpenny's SaaS-based ITF-Hub provides a reliable, secure platform to exchange clinical, financial and administrative data while reducing complexity and costs. Additionally, consolidated streams of LOINC mapped data can be routed to constituents for other initiatives, including HIE, ACO, HEDIS, PQRI and health plan reporting. ITF-Portal is a Web-based order entry and results reporting system to rapidly search and retrieve various clinical reports. ITF-GoDoc is a mobile application to access laboratory, pathology, radiology and other clinical results reports securely. To learn more, call 855-277-9100 or visit www.halfpenny.com.


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