Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) and Thornberry Ltd Announce Automated Interface between Healthcare Software Programs

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Web interface enables SHP clinician-level analysis of NDoc® clinical point of care patient data. New automated web interface speeds the transfer of data from the NDoc clinical system to Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) software. Web services technology transfers OASIS assessments with clinician-level detail from NDoc to the SHP database.

Strategic Healthcare Programs a provider of real-time performance data services and Thornberry Ltd, a developer and marketer of intelligent, management information systems for the home healthcare and hospice industry, today announced implementation of their new interface at LaPorte Regional Health System's VNA HomeCare and HospiceCare in Michigan City, Indiana.

LaPorte has been using SHP for some time to analyze patient and caregiver data entered into Thornberry's clinical point of care software, NDoc, said executive director Virginia Davis.

"The new automated web interface not only speeds the transfer of data from the NDoc clinical system to Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) software, it also enables clinician-level analysis of OASIS data. It is saving staff a lot of time that used to be spent looking up clinician and primary nurse."

Critical OASIS and patient performance data now automatically transfer from the NDoc clinical information management system to SHP for analysis, said Thornberry president Tom Peth.

"The interface with Strategic Healthcare Programs ("SHP") uses web services technology to transfer OASIS assessments with clinician-level detail from NDoc to the SHP database. We are able to instantly send XML-formatted data including clinician name, clinician specialty, case manager, and team name associated with each OASIS assessment. In turn, SHP reporting back to the agency can include clinician-level analyses, something not possible without the SHP interface. The interface runs in tandem with current NDoc OASIS export functionality, transparent to the user."

"The best way for us to continue to provide outstanding service to our customers is to join forces with award-winning companies in the industry," said Tom Peth. "SHP is a leader in helping home care agencies and hospices improve patient care and improve their bottom line at the same time. Changes to PPS for 2008 mean agencies are looking even more closely at greater efficiency and cost savings as they look to improve performance."

Barbara Rosenblum, CEO of SHP, said "What a pleasure it has been to work with Thornberry on this software interface that uses industry best-of-breed technology. The new interface increases the power and value of both NDoc and SHP. Together we now offer a more powerful service for home health agencies."

About SHP
Strategic Healthcare Programs, LLC, is based in Santa Barbara, California, and offers award-winning web-based performance data services for the entire spectrum of home care, serving 1,800 clients across the country. SHP uses proprietary data "sweeps" that automatically collect data from software applications and returns real-time, actionable information. Online analytic tools and drill downs make ad hoc reporting available to the entire client organization. For more information, please contact SHP at 805-963-9446, or visit http://www.SHPdata.com.

About Thornberry Ltd
Thornberry Ltd., based in Lancaster PA, is a developer and marketer of intelligent, leading-edge management information systems for the home healthcare and hospice industry. With a heritage of offering customer-centric solutions since 1992, Thornberry and its best-in-breed technology partners are dedicated to building home health care management software solutions that solve real problems and ready homecare agencies for the introduction of universal electronic records and regional health information exchanges (RHIOs). For more information, please contact 717- 431.3070, or visit http://www.thornberryltd.com.

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