SOURCE: Anoto Group

May 07, 2008 08:00 ET

Anoto Digital Pen and Paper Healthcare Applications to Be Presented at the TEPR 2008 Health Information Technology Conference

Digital Pen and Paper Technology to the Rescue in Emergency and Long-Term Care Applications; Demonstrations to Be Provided at Booth #1117

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Anoto Group (STKM: ANOT), the inventor of Anoto Digital Pen and Paper technology, gains incredible momentum in the healthcare sector as evidenced by the five sessions where renowned healthcare experts will demonstrate unique Digital Pen and Paper applications at the 24th Annual TEPR (Towards the Electronic Patient Record) Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 19-21, 2008. Anoto and Halfpenny Technologies will be showcasing the Digital Pen and Paper at booth 1117.

TEPR sessions covering emergency and long-term care will be given by Dr. Robert Rothstein, medical Director of Bethesda Medical Associates in Washington, D.C., and past Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine; Siobhan Sharkey, Managing Director and Principal of Health Management Strategies; and Sandra Hudak, Project Director for several AHRQ-funded projects integrating Health Information Technology (HIT) and quality improvement in nursing homes.

Robert Rothstein's presentation entitled "Curing Data Entry Problems in the ER" will be held in two different tracks: Monday, May 19 from 10:15-10:45am in Track 2E (New Solutions for Emergency Departments) and again from 12:00-12:30pm in Track 3V (Information Capture).

Dr. Rothstein will illustrate how Bethesda Emergency Associates at Suburban Hospital is using a Digital Pen and Paper charting solution called BartCharts to substantially improve workflow, accuracy of patient medical records, and quality of care delivered. Using familiar pen on paper charts, BartCharts enables patient information to be electronically captured, verified and uploaded to the hospital's EHR system.

Sandra Hudak's presentation on "Capturing Clinical Documentation in Nursing Homes: Lessons Learned" will occur on Monday, May 19th from 9:45-10:25am in Track 2V (Information Capture: Selecting the Most Efficient and Easiest Method for Getting Data into the EMR).

Siobhan Sharkey and Sandra Hudak will co-present two sessions on their topic "On-Time Quality Improvement in Long Term Care: Health IT and Workflow Redesign Improve Clinical Outcomes in Nursing Homes." The first session will occur on Tuesday, May 20th from 8:45-9:30am in Track 4G (Operational and Quality Improvement Achieving Outcomes), and repeated from 10:50-11:25am in Track 5D (Quality Improvement with EMR and IT).

Working with more than 30 nursing homes around the country, including 16 in CA, in several AHRQ-funded projects: "Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care Delivery," and "On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care," Siobhan Sharkey and Sandra Hudak share their experience in working with new methods of Health Information Technology used to capture CNA documentation in nursing homes and generate reports for clinical decision making. Using technology like Digital Pen and Paper and redesigned CNA documentation, which incorporates best practice elements for early detection and prevention, nursing homes have reduced the presence of pressure ulcers by 33% and reduced inefficiencies. Additionally, they will describe how the redesigned clinical workflow increased front-line staff accountability and thoroughness and supported a multi-disciplinary team approach to resident care planning and delivery.

Anoto Group AB

Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 110 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. Among the major shareholders are Norden Technology A/S, Robur and SEB. The Anoto share is traded on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information: www.anoto.com

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