November 4, 2008

Axolotl’s Elysium E-Prescribing Solution Receives SureScripts-RXHub Medication History Certification

Axolotl, the nation's leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) solutions, announced today SureScripts-RxHub 4.10 Medication History certification for Elysium. Elysium, available as a standalone electronic prescription management system or as part of Axolotl's EMR Lite, is fully integrated with Elysium Exchange -- providing RHIO, hospital, IPA, and medical group customers with complete interoperability between all types of legacy systems and physician EMRs.

Clinicians using the Elysium Exchange have access to complete patient information -- allergies, prescription "favorites", interaction checking, alerts, formularies, drug benefits, and decision support as well as de-duplicated medication history from all participants in the exchange. The bi-directional, electronic connection to SureScripts-RxHub provides a complete medication history from all pharmacies in their Pharmacy Health Information Network. Physicians can reconcile the medication profile, with their patients; create new prescriptions which are then sent electronically to pharmacy computer systems -- before a patient leaves the physician's office. Prescription refill requests are electronically processed via the Elysium Exchange instead of their fax machines. Refill authorizations or denials can then be electronically communicated back to the pharmacy with a just a few clicks of a mouse, thereby eliminating many of the faxes and phone calls associated with the traditional refill process.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that more than 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by medication errors. Using Elysium EMR Lite, physicians have patient information received from all collaborators of care and can write a prescription from any patient information field -- lab results, problem lists, visit history information, etc.

"Having patient medication history from national pharmacies in addition to that already available from our local pharmacies and physicians on the Elysium Exchange, moves us by leaps and bounds to a safer prescribing environment," said Bill Beighe, CIO of Physicians Medical Group in Santa Cruz, CA. "Elysium enhances our patient safety and quality of care mission in addition to enabling our IPA to measure electronic prescription usage, alerts generated and interactions avoided."

"Our objective is to provide clinicians at the point of care with all the information they need to create safe and accurate prescriptions for the patient, as efficiently as possible. And we do so -- at no extra cost," shared Ray Scott, CEO of Axolotl.

About Axolotl Corp

Founded in 1995, Axolotl Corp. is North America's leading provider of browser-based products and services for secure health information exchange and management. Its award-winning Elysium(R) Exchange suite of solutions enables healthcare providers to instantly share information, reduce costs, and improve quality and efficiency.

Today Elysium helps thousands of healthcare entities -- including hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs/HIEs), clinics, laboratories, radiology centers and physician practices -- securely exchange clinical information for more than 25 million patients. Elysium's community-wide Master Patient Index, EdgeServer(s), Interoperability Hub, Community Virtual Health Record, and EMR Lite with integrated e-prescribing are all provided as a software service. In addition, Axolotl-employed U.S.-based transcriptionists provide high-quality medical transcription services, rapid turnaround and total billing transparency using Elysium technology for report delivery.

Axolotl is based in San Jose and best known for introducing Clinical Messaging(R), now at the heart of all health information exchange. For more information about Axolotl, see