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Meridian Health Systems ACO Corporation partners with Halfpenny Technologies for clinical data exchange within their care community

Halfpenny Technologies was selected by Meridian Health Systems ACO Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: MRDH), as their exclusive partner for the management and exchange of laboratory data. This partnership with Halfpenny Technologies creates true interoperability between Meridian Health Systems ACO, a nationwide Accountable Care and Independent Medical Review Organization, with over 700 contracted participants, providers and suppliers located in 50 states, including the District of Columbia. Halfpenny Technologies will provide a secure and scalable interface engine that will allow for the exchange of aggregated and normalized lab data between the ACO’s referring physicians, providers and health insurance partners.

In addition, Meridian Health Systems ACO will benefit from Halfpenny Technologies analytics modules. These solutions help administrators better visualize referral patterns & improve patient & physician communications. The analytics modules work within Halfpenny Technologies “intelligent engine” to enable customers to stay competitive and measure the success of business and clinical operations. In addition, ACOs gain modeling capabilities for better reporting.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with this national ACO as it demonstrates the agility of Halfpenny Technologies’ solutions to power a nationwide accountable care organization with lab data and analytics,” said Tim Kowalski, President and CEO of Halfpenny Technologies. “We believe that exchanging critical lab and clinical data within the care community enables ACOs like Meridian to enable improved care coordination and population management.”

Halfpenny Technologies’ proven method of clinical data capture, aggregation, normalization and archive & retrieval will be used to bridge the gap between providers, patients and health plans connected to the ACO. Additional benefits of the collaborative solution for ACOs include:

  • Reduced cost of healthcare across the patient population
  • Improved care coordination
  • Automated identification of non-compliant patients
  • Improved individual patient and population health
  • Optimized quality benchmarks and care management goal
  • Measuring, reporting & improving clinical & financial outcomes.

“By using the Halfpenny Technologies ACO solution, our ACO providers and partners can access and exchange lab data to better manage care and gain more insight into the health of the patient population,” Meridian Health Systems ACO’s Chief Medical Officer Anthony C. Dike, MD, FACP said. “We are excited for the potential that accessing this critical lab data affords us in terms of creating best practices and optimizing patient care. This capability will enhance Meridian’s proprietary Enterprise Population Health Management System commonly known as ICE™”

About Meridian Health Systems ACO Corporation

Meridian Health Systems ACO Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Holdings, Inc. (Stock Symbol: MRDH) is a Nation-wide Accountable Care Organization comprising of ACO Participants, Suppliers, Primary Care and Specialists Physicians with established practices. These well-respected, highly skilled doctors remain dedicated to helping and healing those who are ill, and maintaining the good health of the communities served. With Headquarters located in Hawthorne, California, and regional offices Nation-Wide.

About Halfpenny Technologies

Halfpenny Technologies Inc. provides accountable care organizations (ACOs), health plans, clinical laboratories, hospitals, health information exchanges (HIEs) and EHR vendors with a cloud based, secure, scalable, vendor-neutral clinical data exchange platform designed to optimize care coordination. Our proven track record of providing advanced features, rapid implementation, reliable technology infrastructure and LOINC mapping enables laboratories and hospitals to win new clients and better compete in the HITECH era; health plans to improve HEDIS reporting and STAR ratings, increase revenue and support population-based initiatives; and EHR vendors to include CPOE and results delivery in their solutions and meet Meaningful Use certification requirements.

To learn more about Halfpenny Technologies visit the web site: www.halfpenny.com.

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