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Nebraska Completes HIE Pilot

July 7, 2009
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NeHII, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, has completed a successful pilot of its statewide health information exchange using technology provided by San Jose, Calif.-based

Axolotl Corp.

Through the initiative, health information systems and ambulatory physician EMRs are joined to create a clinical network, enabling standards-based exchange of data, according to Axolotl. For physicians in the HIE that are not electronic, Axolotl’s Elysium EMR provides the tools needed both for practice and to enable data exchange, it says. Authorized providers can access patient records at the point of care using the Elysium Virtual Health Record.

Since March 2005, providers, executives and industry experts from across Nebraska have combined efforts in building the NeHII framework to provide critical data at the point of care, says the company. The project has been led by Bass & Associates, provider of IT staff augmentation and outsource services based in Omaha, Neb.

NeHII now securely connects hospitals, labs, physicians, pharmacies, and clinics serving approximately 645,000 patients.



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