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Health Information Network of Arizona Launches State HIE

September 26, 2011
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Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz), based in Tucson, and Axolotl Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), now OptumInsight, today announced their partnership to create a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) network in Arizona. HINAz will implement the Axolotl HIE platform from OptumInsight to build the HIE infrastructure to enable the sharing and exchange of clinical data from all available sources across the state—improving access, quality and safety of health care while reducing and stabilizing costs.

HINAz is an Arizona not-for-profit that began through the work of Southern Arizona Health Information Exchange and Arizona Medical Information Exchange. The two entities joined together to build a more comprehensive HIE for Arizona. HINAz represents the work of a community of dedicated individuals and has become a collaborative effort of major health care entities - including health plans, hospitals, large group practices, business leadership, consumers and local administrations in Arizona.

The HINAz HIE will enable authorized health care providers to automatically access complete clinical information about their patient to determine what medications are prescribed, what X-rays or other tests have been ordered, known allergies, conditions and more. Physicians can view this information quickly and easily in the Axolotl Virtual Health Record (VHR), reducing medication errors, duplication of tests and improving the quality of care.


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