eScreen’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Murray Lappe Receives Top Entrepreneur and Technology Award from the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
Overland Park, KS – May 28, 2010
eScreen, Inc., a leading provider of drug screening and electronic hiring program solutions, announced today that its Founder and Chairman Dr. Murray Lappe, is the recipient of the DATIA Top Entrepreneur / Technological Innovation Award.
This award recognizes the person and company, whose advances in technology (testing methodology, software, etc.) have provided a great benefit to the industry through growth, innovation, creativity and hard work.
As a distinguished leader and innovator in medical device development and Occupational Medicine, Dr. Lappe has been a pioneer in workplace drug testing since its introduction in 1983. Several of his significant roles in the industry have included the development and distribution of rapid assay testing, serving as one of the original founders of Forefront Diagnostics and launching the National Medical Review Offices, Inc. in 1989, the nation’s largest MRO service.
Dr. Lappe’s creation of eScreen, Inc. in 1998 introduced the industry’s first electronic chain of custody form and the award-winning eCup® and eReader® screening system. The company is renowned for its innovations in point-of-collection instrumented drug screening and has become a technology leader in automated workplace hiring program applications with a multitude of services including electronic physicals, random testing, background checks, regulated compliance management, onsite testing and HR platform integration solutions.
“What a great surprise and honor to be named Top Entrepreneur and awarded the Technology Innovation Award by the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association,” commented Lappe. “DATIA represents my colleagues and industry partners whose business needs I have strived to answer with better products and service solutions for the benefit of all of us in this industry.
It has been such an exciting journey to create a company like eScreen and share its unique platform with my clients and partners in this dynamic and service-driven field. I plan to continue developing new technology with eScreen so that I may truly deserve this great honor. Thank you for your many years of support and encouragement.”
The award will be presented during the 2010 DATIA Annual Conference.
About eScreen, Inc.
Located in Overland Park, Kansas, eScreen was founded in 1998 as the pioneer manufacturer and marketer of employment screening technology and web-based applications for the hiring and maintaining of efficient workforces. eScreen set the new standard for drug testing program management and directly affected the evolution of employee drug screening, including introduction of the industry’s only instrumented 15-minute negative urine drug screen, the first-to-market paperless chain of custody form, and integrated web-based result reporting.
Today, as the largest Third Party Administrator (TPA) in the country, eScreen processes millions of corporate data transactions each year and offers a centralized process to ensure program compliance for both federally regulated (DOT) and non-regulated hiring programs. To learn more about eScreen’s integrated, electronic drug testing solution for simplified local and nationwide testing please visit: www.escreen.com.
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