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Dec 18

IntelliDOT Corporation: Mission Regional Medical Center Chooses IntelliDOT as a Key Component of Its Bedside Patient Safety Initiative

SOURCE: IntelliDOT Corporation

December 18, 2008 11: 37 ET

IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Example of beauty Collection™ to Be Installed Q1 this year

NORTH PARK, CA–(Marketwire – December 18, 2008) – IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading company of
wireless, handheld barcode
point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today declared that Mission Regional Medical Center,
Mission, Texas, has selected IntelliDOT to help get rid of phlebotomy specimen collection
errors at the bedside. The non-profit, 297-bed medical center, which
provides general hospital providers to the people of the Rio Importante Valley,
will begin installing IntelliDOT
Phlebotomy Specimen Collection (IntelliDOT PSC™) within the first
quarter of 2009.

The IntelliDOT System is the best-of-breed wireless, workflow manager that
connects caregivers with the information techniques they need at the
point-of-care. Designed by physicians for clinicians, IntelliDOT PSC
decreases the risk of specimen collection errors while reducing turnaround
time using a lightweight 8-ounce handheld device. The IntelliDOT System
satisfies Joint Commission
criteria for patient identification, helps hospitals meet Clinical
Laboratory Improvement Variation (CLIA) requirements, and reduces
pre-analytical errors that could lead to duplicate exams, misdiagnosis,
unnecessary procedures or delays in treatment. The system can also be
seamlessly integrated with IntelliDOT’s medication safety solution and
link to any host hospital information system with incoming interfaces to
import admission, release, and transfer (ADT) and laboratory order
information, or outbound to populate the hospital’s electronic medical
records (EMR).

According to Laboratory Director Carlos Gonzalez, Mission Regional was
looking for a way to boost efficiencies for its team of phlebotomists,
especially for STAT! collections and redraws. Currently Mission Regional
phlebotomists execute more than 16, 000 specimen series per month.
However , the pre-printed label-based process has become increasingly
challenging, specifically since the hospital’s overhead paging program was
limited for Hospital Emergency Response Codes due to the Mission Regional
Medical Center “Quiet Program. “

“Currently, orders print out in the lab area. When a phlebotomist comes
down from one of the flooring they can get frustrated if you will find orders
waiting for patients that are at the floors they had just been on, ” said
Gonzalez. “My biggest challenge or concern is how to get information to
our phlebotomists which are already out collecting in the affected person care
areas. “

With the IntelliDOT System, phlebotomists may receive STAT! alerts on the
cellular IntelliDOT handheld device while nevertheless in the nursing unit,
eliminating the need for repeated trips to the laboratory to pick up
printed labels.

Another key issue for Mr. Gonzalez is whether phlebotomists are following
a healthcare facility and laboratory policies and processes for identification and
collection. “We have been concerned, but never acquired any real evidence or
statement that the National Patient Safety Targets (patient identifiers) were
not becoming followed as outlined in our policies and procedure reviews, ” mentioned
Gonzalez. “I believe IntelliDOT may resolve this issue. “

Mr. Gonzalez is also hopeful that IntelliDOT PSC will help with bloodstream draws
for transfusions. “We possess a blood bank policy that our phlebotomists can
only draw from the person that is having the transfusion. Once which has
been completed, they must bring the specimen back down to the lab
immediately to prevent any kind of mislabeling, even if the phlebotomist offers
other orders on that same floor. So we are hoping IntelliDOT will
streamline this process and perhaps save 60-70 percent of someone’s period, “
said Mr. Gonzalez.

“IntelliDOT PSC will be the easiest, surest way to prevent laboratory specimen errors,
which could otherwise result in incorrect or inaccurate results, inch said Dave
Swenson, co-founder and chief clinical officer of IntelliDOT Corporation. “Hospitals using IntelliDOT PSC have found that the system helps reduce
costs by eliminating repeat tests and unnecessary procedures, not to
mention the particular physical and emotional stress at the patient. We are delighted
that Mission Regional Medical Center has selected IntelliDOT. “

About IntelliDOT® Corporation

IntelliDOT is really a leading provider of wireless, handheld, barcode
point-of-care (BPOC) solutions that connect to any healthcare information
program to improve patient safety and nurse workflow. When using the
IntelliDOT system, healthcare professionals can easily manage all tasks related to
five-rights medication administration safety bank checks and related
documentation. Additional program modules that run on the same handheld
device include: IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Example of beauty 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 info can be
found at www.intellidotcorp.com

Except for the historical information included 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 business will be
successful in raising extra funds, the risk that sales of the CAREt
System will not increase to target levels, and the effectiveness and
marketability of healthcare information technologies, along with other
risks.

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

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