BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., a leading clinical data exchange solutions provider specializing in laboratory, pathology and physician electronic medical record (EMR) system interoperability, today announced that it has named Gai Elhanan, M.D., M.A., as the company’s chief medical information officer (CMIO). In his new role, Dr. Elhanan will be responsible for directing the development of Halfpenny’s clinical and analytical technology solutions.
A veteran physician with more than 12 years of experience in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Elhanan also possesses 15 plus years of experience in the research, design, development and implementation of health information systems within both clinical and administrative environments. In addition to his role at Halfpenny, he will continue to hold a position as professor in computer science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he researches auditing methodologies and improvements for large-scale healthcare technologies.
“Dr. Gai Elhanan brings a unique blend of experience as a practicing physician along with a wealth of advanced training in the field of medical informatics. This background will be invaluable in helping us continue to deliver innovative technology solutions that enable our customers to efficiently exchange and process healthcare data,” said Jerry Baker, president and CEO of Halfpenny Technologies, Inc. “Dr. Elhanan’s extensive informatics background and vast knowledge of semantic networks and medical and healthcare ontologies make him a very exciting addition to the Halfpenny team.”
Before joining Halfpenny, Dr. Elhanan served as chief of healthcare informatics at 3M Health Information Systems (MN&C), where he oversaw the development of core platform applications for the medical necessity and compliance group, including a rules engine for advanced coding validation and medical necessity determination. Prior to that, he was director of medical informatics at Collaborative Medical Technology Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of the data model and concept for a terminology-driven, Web-based second opinion medical consultation and collaboration platform.
“I am honored to be part of the Halfpenny Technologies team and to be collaborating with such a diverse and experienced group of professionals. I look forward to assisting the company in developing secure, reliable and cost-effective connectivity solutions that will meet the needs of a variety of healthcare constituents both now and in the future,” said Dr. Elhanan of his new appointment.
Widely published in peer-reviewed journals within both the medical and informatics fields, Dr. Elhanan earned a master’s degree in medical informatics from Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the medical informatics department at New York Presbyterian Medical Center.
About Halfpenny Technologies, Inc.
Halfpenny Technologies is a leading provider of healthcare connectivity and integration solutions for clinical data exchange. The company utilizes its depth of knowledge and real world clinical experience to meet the increasing demand for connectivity to physician electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Through its proprietary Integration Technology Framework™ (ITF), Halfpenny Technologies delivers clinical data integration and connectivity solutions that enable hospitals and laboratories to receive, process and respond to physician-initiated requests for ancillary services. Halfpenny’s targeted solutions cover the full spectrum of health information exchange to provide reliable, secure and efficient exchange of clinical information while also facilitating the flow of patient, financial and administrative data between physician practices, laboratories, hospitals and health plans. The company has established a national reputation for delivering innovative integration and connectivity technology solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.halfpenny.com.