We congratulate HEALTHeLINK, QHN
and UHIN on recognition by ONC of their already significant achievements in improving patient health in their communities via HIE, and look forward to their Beacon consortia leveraging the awards to lead the nation to better health outcomes," said Glenn Keet, President of Axolotl.
75 million in private funding, QHN chose Axolotl for its connectivity solution.
QHN is not alone in seeking another vendor to add more layers of operability to its HIE.
QHN has spent about $200,000 on the program since July 2002, and it hopes to get grant money to expand the program to areas such as Women's Health services.
QHN complies with HIPAA regulations by patients that their cards contain personal health information and that they need to take caution in using the cards.
QHN participants without an EMR may subscribe to use QHN's EMR-Xchange[c] product, a CCHIT certified EMR also provided by Axolotl.
Together with support teams from QHN and Axolotl, staff from the two independent hospitals worked rapidly to complete ongoing real time interfaces to the online QHN system and to complete the loading of two years of clinical history before the beginning of the busy ski season.
We are delighted that the physicians of Aspen and Montrose have joined the network," said Dick Thompson, Executive Director and CEO of the not-for-profit QHN.
Now that we are connected to the QHN network, we are extremely pleased to have made it a lot easier for our physicians to securely receive and share patient information electronically with other area practices and hospitals.
Serving a population of 2 million people, QHN
is comprised of Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens Hospital Center, 11 free standing medical clinics and six school-based health centers.