Axolotl Elysium Exchange to power Michigans first RHIO

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Capital Area Regional Health Information Organization (Capital Area RHIO) has selected Axolotl's health information exchange (HIE) technology, Elysium Exchange, for its regional health information organization (RHIO).

"With so many different kinds of data from multiple stakeholders and disparate information systems, Capital Area RHIO needed a HIE technology that could promote seamless information sharing, scale to accommodate new providers and more data, and integrate public health functions," said Brian McCardel, MD, chairman of Capital Area RHIO.

Through Capital Area RHIO, physicians will be able to securely share clinical information and communicate across organizations using Axolotl's Clinical Networking technologies in Elysium Exchange, with full interoperability between disparate HIS and EMR systems. Physicians that do not currently use an EMR system will connect to the HIE using Axolotl's Elysium EMR, a hosted, software-as-a-service solution with e-prescribing and ordering. All authorized physicians will be able to access a comprehensive view of patient data via the Elysium Virtual Health Record.

Lab results, radiology information, admission and visit records, discharge summaries, medication history, allergies, eligibility - all available patient data from across the continuum of care will be pulled together, virtually, to create a complete EHR. With a single click, this information is aggregated and displayed as an electronic patient chart, with different result types filed under different virtual tabs. The RHIO will also integrate syndromic surveillance into its HIE, the first of a number of planned public health functionalities, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based Axolotl.

Participating organizations in the Capital Area RHIO include Michigan State University, Sparrow Health System, Ingham County Health Department, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Hayes Green Beach Hospital, the State of Michigan, Lansing Community College, Capital Area Health Alliance, Community Mental Health and participating physicians.