Halfpenny Technologies Introduces Mobile Solution to Increase Patient Safety and Meet CLIA Regulations

Critical Value Alerting and Reporting Feature Enables Physicians to Securely View and Acknowledge Lab Results Anytime, Anywhere via Smartphone

BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., a leading health information exchange (HIE) solutions provider specializing in laboratory, pathology and physician electronic medical record (EMR) system interoperability, has introduced a new critical value alerting and reporting feature for its ITF-GoDoc solution. ITF-GoDoc enables physicians to securely access laboratory, pathology and radiology result reports from their iPhone, Droid or Blackberry Storm-powered smartphones.

Halfpenny Technologies’ automated, closed-loop critical value alerting and reporting feature for ITF-GoDoc offers a more convenient way to notify physicians of critical test results, while eliminating the potential for errors associated with manual tracking of alerts. Panic alert response time is significantly improved, resulting in increased patient safety and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) compliance. ITF-GoDoc eliminates the inefficiencies associated with manual alert tracking through an automated log-file report generator. The log maintains an audit trail of alert deliveries, which includes a date- and time-stamped confirmation that alerts were reviewed.

The critical value alerting and reporting feature of ITF-GoDoc delivers laboratory results and critical value alerts from any hospital or laboratory information system directly to clinicians’ smartphones to ensure failsafe notification, instant documentation, automatic tracking, escalation and reporting of serious alerts. Because the ordering physician may not always be immediately reached, escalation is triggered by a configurable time limit and will automatically send alerts to alternative physicians, nurses or other designated contacts, such as a call center. In addition, ITF-GoDoc provides automated acknowledgment of message receipt, which can be routed back to a host health information or laboratory information system.

“Many clinical messaging systems overwhelm physicians with nuisance alerts,” said Charles Halfpenny, president and founder of Halfpenny Technologies. “With ITF-GoDoc’s new critical value alerting and reporting feature, physicians receive custom-filtered alerts that can be automatically re-routed to the next available and qualified caregiver, expediting clinical care decisions and improving service delivery.”

Jerry Baker, Halfpenny CEO adds, “Often times, laboratories struggle with the perception that they have less than optimal turnaround time, a key measure of physician satisfaction. With ITF-GoDoc, laboratories can instill confidence in their physician customers that they are deploying the fastest possible results delivery technology, while meeting CLIA and Joint Commission requirements for critical value reporting.”

The ability to securely and efficiently notify physicians of critical laboratory results increases patient safety, facilitates adherence to CLIA regulations, and reduces or eliminates phone calls and voice messages that can compromise the productivity of medical technologists and physicians. Additionally, documentation of physician acknowledgment of receipt can be tied back to an organization’s EMR system.

ITF-GoDoc is now available for free download from Apple’s iTunes Store as well as the Droid Market in the “Medical” or “Health” categories.

For more information on ITF-GoDoc, please visit http://www.halfpenny.com/ITF-GoDoc.html.

About Halfpenny Technologies, Inc.

A leading healthcare information exchange (HIE) solution provider, Halfpenny Technologies provides a unique physician EMR integration platform combined with the depth of clinical expertise and project management skills required to achieve interoperability between the physician EMR and hospital, laboratory and other ancillary service providers. Through its proprietary Integration Technology Framework™, Halfpenny delivers clinical data integration and connectivity solutions that enable hospitals and laboratories to receive, process and respond to physician-initiated requests for ancillary services. The company has established a national reputation for delivering innovative integration and connectivity technology solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.halfpenny.com.



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