The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, the state's health information exchange, has linked 14 of 65 in-state critical access hospitals during the past month. The initiative, which uses Axolotl's HIE platform, hosts a wide range of clinical information such as lab test results, radiology reports, drugs and patient discharge summaries.
A Baltimore HIE, formed by delivery system LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield will use HealthUnity Corp. as its platform vendor. The organizations want to achieve interoperability between their separate information solutions.
The Minnesota Health Information Exchange, which eventually hopes to connect databases that serve 2 million residents, has chosen Michigan-based Compuware Corp. to develop its EHR network. The system is expected to be operational in a few months.
A Vermont HIE, with five physician practices and 18 providers, will begin using EHRs and then evaluate changes in clinical performance. The five practices will use one of three EHR products and will receive financial assistance from a public-private consortium to help ease the cost burden.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based RHIO HealtheLink has chosen Axolotl Corp. to build its health information exchange platform, which will include e-prescribing and clinical messaging capabilities. The RHIO also plans future work to enable the network to send lab and radiology results to patient records.