SOURCE: IntelliDOT

April 29, 2008 15:35 ET

IntelliDOT® Secures Second Patent for Innovative Patient Safety Processes

CAREt® Handheld Goes Beyond Bar Codes With "DOT" Medical Shorthand

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless, handheld, bedside point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that it has secured an additional key patent covering advances in controlling hospital workflows and medication administration to patients. On April 29, 2008, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 7,364,067 to IntelliDOT for its innovative hospital management system that uses a wireless terminal known as the CAREt Handheld.

In addition to scanning traditional one and two-dimensional bar codes, the CAREt Handheld also scans IntelliDOT's proprietary "DOT" symbols that are used as medical shorthand. Simply by scanning a symbol, hospitals can create customized documentation and communication applications and nurses can complete documentation, communicate with others, and carry out tasks using a simple point-and-scan workflow model. IntelliDOT's unique approach requires no typing on computer keyboards or navigating complicated screens on a PDA. This facilitates quick, one-handed documentation at the bedside around customized operations and commands tailored to specific patient care needs and JCAHO requirements.

"This patent protects IntelliDOT's unique use of barcodes and other scanned symbols to trigger specific clinical processes and workflows at or near the patient's bedside," said Dr. William H. Roof, Vice President, Engineering, IntelliDOT Corporation. "IntelliDOT's integration of this approach into its patient care products simplifies caregiver workload and improves product accuracy, usability, and acceptance."

The CAREt System is the first wireless, nurse-centric workflow manager to connect caregivers with the information systems they need at the point-of-care. Built on a design that complements the way nurses work, the CAREt System provides a straightforward user interface that supports a comprehensive approach to medication safety and documentation at the bedside, in a variety of healthcare settings. The lightweight, wireless CAREt Handheld enables nurses to perform safety checks and safely administer medications at the bedside with just one hand.

"This patent represents the industry leading technology that continues to place IntelliDOT at the forefront of patient care and safety," said Thomas G. Klopack, President and CEO of IntelliDOT. "It recognizes IntelliDOT's firm commitment to innovations that give nurses added flexibility in providing efficient, safe care at the bedside." Introduced in 2002, IntelliDOT's CAREt System Handheld device has been selected by leading institutions including 55 Health Management Associates (HMA) hospitals and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. At a time when medication errors are under increasing scrutiny, IntelliDOT's CAREt system can help hospitals reduce them to zero.

About IntelliDOT 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 include specimen collection, blood product administration, mother-baby breast milk matching and vital sign collection. IntelliDOT was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Diego. 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.

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