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InfoLogix Speaks Out Across America on Medical Errors, Risk Management and Quality of Healthcare

Thursday, October 23, 2008 General News J E 4
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HATBORO, Pa., Oct. 22 InfoLogix, Inc.(Nasdaq: IFLG), a leading provider of enterprise mobility and advancedwireless asset tracking solutions for the healthcare and commercialindustries, today announced that company thought leaders will present onissues and solutions related to patient safety, risk management and quality ofcare at Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) conferences throughout theUnited States in October and November.

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Tanya Manfredi, RN, MSN, CNRN, a Senior Healthcare consultant forHealthcare Informatics Associates, an InfoLogix company, will present at theMUSE Western U.S. Regional Conference, held Oct. 22-23 in Portland, Ore.Manfredi's presentation, "Avoiding the Risk of Failure with CPOEImplementations," will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m. PST.

In her presentation, Manfredi will address best practices for theimplementation of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) to improve patientoutcomes, and outline why these programs can be costly and prone to failurewithout proper preparation. Manfredi will specifically discuss the importanceof a readiness assessment to ensure success with CPOE, highlighting why it iscritical for organizations to evaluate several key factors beforeimplementation, including organizational technologies, strategies, structures,operations, culture and areas of strength and weakness.

Manfredi has served as a neuroscience nurse, orthopedics nurse andClinical Nurse Leader, and holds more than 10 years of experience working withnursing and healthcare technologies, including all aspects of CPOE and nursingclinical documentation implementation.

Brenda Hopkins, RN, MBA, Director of Clinical Enterprise Strategy atInfoLogix, will speak at both the MUSE Eastern U.S. Regional Conference, Nov.3-5, Vienna, Va., and the MUSE Central U.S. Regional Conference, Nov. 13-14,Louisville, Ky. Her presentation, "Lessons Learned in Improving Process Flowthrough Organizations' Pre-Clinical System Integration," will take place onNov. 5, at 8:00 a.m. during the MUSE Eastern U.S. Conference, and on Nov. 13at the MUSE Central U.S. Conference, with exact start time to be posted atbooth 305.

In this presentation, Hopkins will discuss the importance of couplingimplementation with process improvement in order to achieve increased patientsafety and higher quality outcomes. Focusing on improving the way value isdelivered to the patient, Hopkins will explain why eliminating non-value addedactivities and developing a keen understanding of patient flow requireslooking at the system of care as a whole, and ultimately leads to betterquality of life for both patients and caregivers.

Hopkins serves as an Internal Clinical Subject Matter Expert for NewProduct Development at InfoLogix. She has extensive clinical hospitalexperience as a pediatric intensive care and transport nurse, as well ashospital operations experience as an administrator. Hopkins is a member of theAmerican College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Health InformationManagement Association (AHIMA) and American Nursing Informatics Association(ANIA).

"Widespread medical errors and outdated infrastructure at U.S. healthcarefacilities are putting both patients and hospitals at serious risk," saysDavid Gulian, president and CEO of InfoLogix. "By highlighting criticalhealthcare issues like patient safety, risk mitigation and workflow managementat the MUSE conferences, our goal is to arm healthcare institutions with toolsand insights to enable them to implement best practices, as well as leveragetechnology and process improvements to reduce medical errors, enhance patientcare and cut down operating expenses at the same time."

MUSE supports healthcare organizations using MEDITECH-developed softwareand technologies by providing a user-driven networking environment conduciveto learning. Each spring, MUSE stages its annual International MUSEConference, and, in the fall, regional conferences are held throughout NorthAmerica and the United Kingdom.

Experts from Healthcare Informatics Associates and InfoLogix will offeradditional insight at the MUSE Western U.S. Regional Conference in booth 43;at the MUSE Eastern U.S. Regional Conference in booth 605; and at the MUSECentral U.S. Regional Conference in booth 305.

About InfoLogix, Inc.

InfoLogix is a leading provider of enterprise mobility and advancedwireless asset tracking solutions for the healthcare and commercialindustries. InfoLogix uses the industry's most advanced technologies toincrease the efficiency, accuracy, and transparency of complex business andclinical processes. With 19 issued patents, InfoLogix provides mobile managedsolutions, on-demand software applications, mobile infrastructure products,and strategic consulting services to over 2,000 clients in North Americaincluding Kraft Foods, Merck and Company, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente,MultiCare Health System and Stanford School of Medicine. InfoLogix is apublicly-traded company (Nasdaq: IFLG).

SOURCE InfoLogix, Inc.
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