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Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center Moves to a Single Solution for Bedside Patient Safety with IntelliDOT
Date:3/9/2009

- Integrates with MEDITECH Magic through Interface from Iatric Systems, Inc. -

SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center, Ottawa, Ill., has selected IntelliDOT as its Barcode Point-of-Care (BPOC) provider to improve bedside patient safety. The hospital has already implemented IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration(TM), IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection(TM), and IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Specimen Collection(TM) and plans to implement IntelliDOT Blood Product Administration(TM) in the near future.

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"Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center is taking a leadership role among regional hospitals in adopting the full spectrum of BPOC solutions to enhance patient safety from the pharmacy, to the lab, to the blood bank, and to the patient's bedside," said Thomas G. Klopack, president and CEO of IntelliDOT. "IntelliDOT is proud to be Ottawa Regional's BPOC vendor of choice."

"The whole idea of adopting the IntelliDOT System is to try to remove human error and keep patients safer," said Paul Holverson, R.Ph., pharmacy director at Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center. "As long as the nurse follows the alerts in the IntelliDOT System, we can eliminate the possibility of patients receiving the wrong drug."

Ottawa Regional wanted a BPOC system that did not rely on computers on wheels or tethered handhelds. An added benefit to choosing the IntelliDOT System is that it provided a full spectrum of patient safety checks on a single, handheld device.

"With medication administration, vital signs collection and phlebotomy specimen collection functions in one system, our nurses have to carry only one handheld unit," said John Maynard, Director of Information Systems at Ottawa Regional. "Plus, the IntelliDOT System is wireless, so the nurses no longer have to export and import data via a remote jack."

Ottawa Regional engaged Iatric Systems Inc., a company that creates interfaces to MEDITECH Hospital Information Systems (HIS), to deploy a bidirectional interface between the IntelliDOT System and the MEDITECH Magic HIS. Medication orders are entered into the MEDITECH pharmacy system and transmitted to the IntelliDOT System, where they appear on the electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) and on the nurse's handheld. After the nurse scans the patient's wristband and medication with the IntelliDOT handheld, that data automatically populates the IntelliDOT eMAR and flows to the MEDITECH patient care module. Iatric Systems also built an interface for the IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection and Phlebotomy Specimen Collection modules.

"We have used Iatric Systems for interface projects in the past and had a very good experience with them," said Maynard. "They have interfaced the IntelliDOT System with MEDITECH systems before, so they didn't have to build a new interface and we got a faster turnaround. Also, we found the cost of Iatric Systems' interfaces to be significantly less than MEDITECH's. Overall, everything went very well with the IntelliDOT implementation."

The IntelliDOT System is a best-of-breed wireless, workflow manager that connects caregivers with the information systems they need at the point-of-care. Designed by nurses for nurses, the IntelliDOT System enables clinicians to perform safety checks and safely administer and document medications at the bedside using a lightweight, handheld device. The IntelliDOT System satisfies Joint Commission standards for patient identification and assures accuracy by verifying the five rights of medication administration: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, right time; as well as ensuring required follow-up documentation, such as pain scale, is performed in a timely manner and accurately recorded.

About IntelliDOT(R) Corporation

IntelliDOT is a leading provider of wireless, handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions that connect to any healthcare information system to improve patient safety and nurse workflow. When using the IntelliDOT system, nurses can easily manage all tasks associated with five-rights medication administration safety checks and related documentation. Additional modules that run on the same handheld device include: IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Specimen Collection(TM), IntelliDOT Blood Product Administration(TM), IntelliDOT Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching(TM), and IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection(TM). More information can be found at www.intellidotcorp.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with market acceptance of the CAREt System, whether the company will be successful in raising additional funds, the risk that sales of the CAREt System will not increase to target levels, and the effectiveness and marketability of healthcare information technologies, as well as other risks.

IntelliDOT and CAREt are registered trademarks of IntelliDOT Corporation. Other product and company names in this news release are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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    Michael E. Donner
    VP Marketing and Inside Sales
    IntelliDOT Corporation
    +1 (858) 746 3104
    mdonner@intellidotcorp.com


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