Charles Halfpenny is Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., which has provided clinical data integration for more than 12 years. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing CPOE, EMR and HIE solutions for hospitals and laboratories and served on the ASTM committee that created the E1238 Standard Specification for Transferring Clinical Observations Between Independent Computer Systems. In addition, he developed the first commercially available order-entry/results reporting application to use the ASTM E1238 standard, which was later incorporated into HL7. A frequent speaker at industry events on hospital connectivity to physician EMRs, Mr. Halfpenny pioneered computer-based medical records in 1987 with the creation of the award-winning Dr. Chart system. In 1997, Advanced Health Corporation acquired Dr. Chart. Halfpenny Technologies was founded in 2000 to meet the growing need for hospitals and laboratories to connect to HIS, LIS and EMR systems outside of their own technology environments.
Jim Whitehurst is Vice President of Sales at Halfpenny Technologies. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, selling highly-complex laboratory, revenue cycle, document imaging and web portal solutions to both commercial and outreach laboratory marketplaces. In his role as Vice President of Sales at Halfpenny, he is responsible for all sales and new business development activities in the southeast and southwest. Prior to Halfpenny, Mr. Whitehurst worked for 13 years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems, Inc. where he sold software solutions and services that were developed and engineered specifically for the commercial laboratories. Before this position, he was president and owner of Pro-Med Personnel Services, Inc., a firm that specialized in the temporary and permanent placement of laboratory and healthcare professionals nationwide. Mr. Whitehurst has a medical technology degree from St. Petersburg College and took additional study work at the University of South Florida.
Todd Bibler is VP of Information Technology for MEDLAB, one of the country’s largest regional independent laboratories. Mr. Bibler leads MEDLAB’s information-technology team with a focus on delivering client connectivity solutions that provide the lab with a competitive advantage. He serves as a board member of the West Central Ohio HIE, which connects 12 health systems and MEDLAB with local physicians. Prior to joining MEDLAB in 2011, Mr. Bibler was the Director of Technology Services for MedPlus where he achieved his Six Sigma green belt. With 12 years of healthcare-technology experience, including five years managing IT for a large group practice, Mr. Bibler understands the value and challenges associated with lab data integration to EHR systems.