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News IconIDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and ImproMed, Inc. Announce Availability of the IDEXX VetLab Station InterLink connection to Infinity

OSHKOSH, WI, February 12, 2010 — IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and ImproMed, Inc. have teamed up to launch the IDEXX VetLab® Station InterLink™ connection to the ImproMed Infinity Practice Management System. The integration of the IDEXX VetLab® Station and Infinity software via IDEXX InterLink technology provides a number of important efficiency and accuracy benefits.

IDEXX InterLink technology enables patient data and test requests from the Infinity Lab Requests screen to automatically transfer to the IDEXX VetLab® Station pending work list. This helps reduce errors caused by manual data input. After the order has been submitted, tests results are automatically imported into the patient’s medical record in Infinity. A lab request ID ensures accurate processing of lab results within the practice. Test
charges are also automatically added to the patient invoice in Infinity for more accurate billing.

IDEXX and ImproMed have been working together to provide seamless practice integration since 2009 when they established enhanced IDEXX InterLink connectivity between Infinity and IDEXX Reference Laboratories via LabREXX® software.  

“With this level of practice integration, our customers gain compliance through better record-keeping,” said Ron Detjen, President, ImproMed, Inc. “The connection between Infinity and the IDEXX VetLab® Station ensures practices have a complete record of every patient, including an accurate client invoice with upfront charges.”

“The IDEXX InterLink connection between ImproMed’s Infinity software and the IDEXX VetLab Station provides key practice integration benefits,” said Kevin Roughton, VetLab marketing manager. “Staff can save time by ordering tests on multiple IDEXX diagnostic platforms from a single interface and doctors have immediate access to those test results from any Infinity workstation in the practice for faster, more-informed diagnoses.”

For more information about the IDEXX VetLab® Station InterLink connection to Infinity, call 1-800-925-7171, or go to www.impromed.com/ivls.

About IDEXX VetLab® In-house Analyzers
IDEXX VetLab veterinary analyzers provide fast and flexible real-time results on patients’ blood and urine during the pet’s visit, allowing face-to-face discussions between veterinarians and clients that can increase understanding and compliance. The analyzers’ diagnostic capabilities include clinical chemistry, electrolytes, hematology with five-part differential and reticulocytes, endocrinology, blood gases, coagulation, urinalysis and infectious diseases. The IDEXX VetLab® Station serves as the in-house laboratory’s information management system, integrating results from all the analyzers—including the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer and SNAPshot Dx® Analyzer—and SNAP® point-of-care tests into a single comprehensive and easy-to-use patient report. The report is an excellent client-communication tool and tangible evidence of the value veterinary professionals provide to their patients. The information is stored in the IDEXX VetLab Station’s database for easy future reference and historical results-trending capability. IDEXX SmartService™ Solutions utilizes the Internet to deliver proactive service and support for many IDEXX VetLab instruments.
 
About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
 
About ImproMed®, Inc.
ImproMed was rated #1 in Client Satisfaction in the 2008 Trends survey, and is a world-leading developer and provider of business and medical management software for the veterinary industry. Since its inception in 1979, ImproMed’s continuing mission has been to provide veterinarians with the best software and knowledge management solutions by carefully monitoring changes in the veterinary medicine field and implementing program suggestions from their clients. ImproMed has shown steady business growth since the beginning with customer and employee increase, but also through the merger of Sunpoint Software, Inc. and VETECH Software Services, Inc.

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