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Delaware Health Information Network and Halfpenny Technologies Expand Medical Results Delivery

Halfpenny Technologies, Inc. and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) announced today that they have signed an agreement that will enable the delivery of clinical results to DHIN’s enrolled practices using the physician practices’ electronic health records (EHRs) software. Halfpenny Technologies has partnerships with numerous EHR companies that currently serve DHIN enrolled practices. This agreement, utilizing Halfpenny’s intelligent integration technology hub, supplements the wide range of services provided by DHIN.

“Accessing lab data in a timely manner and within the established workflow of the healthcare provider allows for more timely and effective clinical support, essential to delivering better patient care,” Halfpenny Technologies President and CEO, Tim Kowalski said. “By leveraging our single interface with DHIN we provide numerous opportunities for more EMR vendors to provide DHIN results directly to their clients.”

Once established, this integration will be able to be used by multiple EMR vendors, providing for a more efficient process for testing and establishing medical results delivery to individual practices. It is expected this new arrangement will help simplify both the contractual requirements and technical requirements for launching a certified EMR interface, making it easier for doctors to receive and view results on their patients.

“We are thrilled to announce this new collaboration with Halfpenny Technologies,” said Jan Lee, MD, DHIN CEO. “As a physician myself, I appreciate how important it is to deliver information directly within the established workflow of a care provider. This agreement provides DHIN with the opportunity to greatly expand the number of DHIN EMR integrations and making it easier for care providers to view medical reports on their patients. When you improve communication in healthcare, everybody wins!”

About DHIN

DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the State’s medical providers. DHIN makes more than 14,000,000 deliveries of clinical results and reports each year. Total patient records in the system now exceed 1.7 million including patients from all 50 states. For more information about DHIN visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie)

About Halfpenny Technologies

Halfpenny Technologies Inc. provides clinical laboratories, hospitals, health plans, health information exchanges and EHR vendors with a cloud based, secure, scalable, vendor-neutral clinical data exchange platform. 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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