Axolotl assists Nebraska HIE

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Using federated technology from Axolotl, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHI), has completed a pilot to become a statewide health information exchange (HIE), connecting hospitals, labs, physicians, pharmacies and clinics that serve approximately 645,000 patient lives.

The 90-day pilot period followed an implementation project initiated at the beginning of 2009, and focused on stakeholders and users in and around the state capitol.

The Omaha-based NeHII provides for the electronic exchange of clinical information among physicians and other healthcare providers. The San Jose, Calif.-based Axolotl said that health information systems and ambulatory physician EMRs, irrespective of vendor, are joined to create a clinical network, enabling standards-based exchange of data amongst treating physicians as well as with hospitals and other facilities.

For physicians in the HIE that are not already electronic, Axolotl said its Elysium EMR optionally provides them the tools they need for their practice, as well as the tools to exchange data in their medical trading area.  Through its Elysium Virtual Health Record, the company said that authorized providers are allowed access to available patient medical records at the point of care.