SOURCE: IntelliDOT Corporation

October 13, 2008 10:01 ET

Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division Selects IntelliDOT® as Its Barcode Point-of-Care Partner to Optimize Patient Safety

IntelliDOT's Medication Administration, Vital Signs Collection and Mother-Baby Breast Milk Modules to Be Integrated With McKesson Horizon Clinical Systems

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division (LSUHCSD) has selected IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration™, Vital Signs Collection™ and Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching™ modules as part of an enhanced patient safety initiative. LSUHCSD is a division of the Louisiana State University Health System, Baton Rouge, LA and consists of seven hospitals with 704 beds and 300 outpatient clinics that serve the underprivileged and uninsured in Louisiana. LSUHCSD is one of the largest public hospital systems in the United States.

LSUHCSD plans to integrate three distinct IntelliDOT modules:

-- IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration™ - Easy-to-read screen prompts guide the nurse through medication administration workflows at the bedside. The system is used to verify the five rights of medication administration: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, and right time. Each nurse receives customized prompts and warnings to assure medications are administered and documented correctly.

-- IntelliDOT Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching™ - Using the same handheld device and a small portable wireless printer, a nurse prints barcode labels for milk containers at the time milk is received from the mother or the mother can take and apply the labels at home. At administration, the infant's ID band is scanned along with the breast milk container, assuring positive identification and accurate feeding.

-- IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection™ - Vital signs information plus virtually any clinical documentation can be captured using the same handheld device. The captured data can populate the eMAR or electronic flow sheets and/or print on separate patient-specific flow sheets.

Admissions, discharges, transfers (ADTs) and Pharmacy Encoded Orders (RDEs) will be passed from McKesson Horizon Pharmacy System via an HL7 interface and will be sent wirelessly to the IntelliDOT handheld. LSUHCSD will also use the IntelliDOT electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) as part of its full patient documentation.

"LSUHCSD clinicians will be able to offer a new-to-the-industry level of patient safety at the bedside," said Thomas G. Klopack, president and CEO of IntelliDOT. "With our industry leading adoption rates and ease of use, IntelliDOT helps prevent a variety of potential medication errors at the bedside so clinicians can provide even safer care while devoting more quality time to their patients."

About LSU Health Care System

The LSU Health Care System is one of the largest public health care delivery systems in the country. It has over 60,000 admissions, 350,000 patient days, 1 million outpatient visits, and over 350,000 emergency department visits. Each year 1,700 residents from the LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine and Ochsner Health System and 4,000 nurses and allied health students from many colleges and universities are trained in LSU facilities. LSU is the largest single provider of uncompensated inpatient care in Louisiana. LSU hospitals have an economic impact of over $1.6 billion in asset business activity, $918 million in personal earnings, and support over 10,000 jobs.

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 IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration, nurses can easily manage all tasks associated with five rights medication administration safety checks and related documentation. Additional system modules that run on the same handheld device include: IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Specimen Collection™, IntelliDOT Blood Product Administration™, IntelliDOT Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching™, and IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection™. IntelliDOT was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Diego. More information can be found at

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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