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Halfpenny Technologies: Gai Elhana chief medical information officer

Staff writer |
Blue Bell, Pa., USA - November 12, 2010, Blue Bell, Pa., USA - Halfpenny Technologies, a health information exchange solutions provider, announced that it has named Gai Elhanan as the company's chief medical information officer.

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, Dr. Elhanan 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.

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, Dr. Elhanan 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.

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