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Tennessee Selects Axolotl for Statewide HIE

October 8, 2010
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The Health Information Partnership for Tennessee (HIP TN), a partnership of stakeholders working to establish a health information exchange (HIE) in Tennessee, today announced that it has selected the Elysium Exchange technology platform from San Jose, Calif.-based Axolotl Corp., a health information exchange services and solutions provider, to build the state’s HIE infrastructure. Key partners leading the state HIE effort are the State of Tennessee, HIP TN, and the Tennessee Regional Extension Center.

HIP TN is a Tennessee not-for-profit organization that works to improve access to health information through a statewide collaborative process by providing services and infrastructure for the secure electronic exchange and use of health information. HIP TN is working with state eHealth officials to establish a “network of networks” across the state that can be accessed by qualified organizations representing providers, physicians, hospitals, other health care organizations and consumers.

Tennessee currently has health information organizations in Northeast Tennessee, operated by CareSpark, and in Memphis, operated by the Mid-South eHealth Alliance. Similar organizations are being formed in Middle Tennessee and Chattanooga.

Tennessee’s statewide HIE framework includes:

  • Core services, such as an electronic provider directory and master facilities index that enables health care providers to locate, positively identify and determine how they can securely exchange information with one another
  • Enterprise services to help qualified HIE organizations connect with statewide Immunization Services, Public Health Reporting and Lab Reporting Services
  • Value-Added services for inclusion within the statewide HIE framework based on the feasibility, cost and value of the proposed service
  • Connectivity to qualified HIE organizations across the state for the exchange of clinical information using the existing HIEs in each region

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