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Meridian Health Pilots Electronic Transfer Form
Date:4/7/2009

CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS -- Infotech Global, Inc. (IGI) announced today that after months of planning and training, Meridian Health, a not-for-profit health system in Central New Jersey is piloting the electronic version of the draft Universal Transfer Form (UTF).

The draft UTF was tested with providers in five regions in its hard copy version in 2008. This work was made possible through the cooperative efforts of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the Health Care Association of New Jersey and many other provider representatives, stakeholders, the Department of Health and Senior Services and Rutgers University.

While the paper pilot was occurring IGI, a New Jersey based information technology company, worked to create an electronic version of the tool. The search for a health system that had many provider types where the electronic UTF could be trialed led to Meridian.

NJHA and the other partners in this effort thank the nursing and management teams at Meridian's Riverview Medical Center and Riverview Rehabilitation Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Meridian at Home and Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers for the time and energy they dedicated to this project.

As the pilot progresses, stakeholders will look at trends and examine utilization of the UTF to prepare a comprehensive evaluation. The ultimate goal is to offer providers the option of using the UTF electronically when discharging patients to other healthcare settings.

As the pilot moves forward, so too does the work with DHSS to develop the regulations that will govern the implementation of the UTF statewide for all providers licensed by DHSS. NJHA is working closely on this important aspect of the project.

In addition, NJHA will continue to work with the Health Care Association of New Jersey and other stakeholders to keep providers informed about the progress of this implementation, including education on how to use the form.

About Infotech Global, Inc. (IGI)

IGI is a Healthcare information technology solutions provider focused on emerging initiatives such as: Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and trading partner connectivity to Health Information Networks. We have developed a niche set of portal solutions and connectors for the Healthcare Industry that allows trading partners to leverage our domain expertise to assist in their implementation of revenue cycle and clinical transaction systems. Our ORBIT(R) portal, exchange and framework has been adopted by health care entities including: healthcare providers and hospitals, patients, employers, health plans and system vendors.

IGI is headquartered at 371 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey and can be contacted for more information at 800-444-0278, info@igiusa.com, or visit our website at www.igiusa.com.

About Meridian Health:

Meridian Health is a family of not-for-profit health care organizations comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and occupational health located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Meridian Health was the first health system in the nation to receive the prestigious Magnet status for nursing excellence, and has repeatedly been named one of the Most Wired and Wireless health systems in the nation and among best places to work in New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.meridianhealth.com

About NJHA:

As the Garden State's premier statewide healthcare association, NJHA is a leader in advocacy, education and information. It partners with its members to help them provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to their communities. Contact regarding this press release should be directed to Theresa Edelstein, 609-275-4102, tedelstein@njha.com


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