SOURCE: Axolotl Corp.

January 16, 2007 08:01 ET

Axolotl Releases Elysium EdgeServer for Hospitals and Reference Labs

Immediate Connectivity to EMRs, RHIOs and Nationwide Health Information Networks With Proven Elysium (e2) Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- Responding to overwhelming demand for clinical connectivity, Axolotl Corp. has released version 2.1 of its Elysium EdgeServer which can be deployed separately from its related Elysium infrastructure. The EdgeServer is a non-intrusive, independent yet fully integrated application that links hospital and lab information systems to the ambulatory care community.

"The new Elysium EdgeServer demonstrates that the Markle Foundation's Common Framework and federated model is a viable, cost-effective and achievable strategy," shared Ray Scott, CEO of Axolotl. "Nearly a decade of Axolotl engineering experience in pioneering HIEs has culminated in an elegant solution to this complex problem. A virtual community-wide health record is made available using federated data repositories. The EdgeServer sits on the edge of hospital networks enabling rapid deployment of information exchange services at a fraction of the time and cost of other solutions."

Axolotl's Elysium EdgeServer technology provides:

--  Rapid installation and easy operation -- Up and running in days,
    Elysium EdgeServer easily integrates with legacy systems.
--  Push and pull information exchange -- The EdgeServer technology
    includes both delivery (push) and query (pull) modes of information
    exchange, providing flexibility for the deploying institution to distribute
    clinical information electronically as well as providing a repository of
    entity data that can intelligently respond to outside queries.
--  Immediate and seamless connections to ambulatory EMR applications --
    Physicians are choosing from a growing market of ambulatory EMRs and are
    demanding that hospitals and labs provide patient data for integration into
    these systems. The EdgeServer's Clinical Messaging® service pushes results
    and reports to all commercially available ambulatory EMRs reducing
    integration work to a minimum.
--  Preserves and enhances current investment in legacy systems -- The
    EdgeServer sits alongside existing HIS, CIS, Inpatient EMRs and Gateway
    infrastructures, responding to queries from outside the hospital network,
    and protecting mission critical hospital and clinical information systems
    from potentially damaging performance hits. Its HL7 data mapping,
    translation and codification services relieve institutions from concerns
    that legacy systems can meet new information exchange standards.
--  Federated model enables participation in regional, state, and national
    information exchange initiatives -- Elysium EdgeServer used the model of
    federated data storage recommended by the Markle foundation for HIE.
    Patient data is not commingled.  Healthcare entities retain complete
    control over the patient information that is released in response to
    queries from the community network, and wider, re-assuring privacy officers
    while enabling virtual views of patients' health records for community
This new release of the Elysium EdgeServer is fully operational at two independent hospitals in the Quality Health Network RHIO in Grand Junction, Colorado. The Elysium EdgeServer can be licensed for internal use or is available in ASP mode, with full support and maintenance. Axolotl is already working on medication history and other clinical services which will be made available in a future release.

"The level of interest from HIS vendors is very high," says Sam Godwin, vice president of channel sales at Axolotl. "We are in discussions to OEM this technology -- enhancing their already successful product lines."

About Axolotl Corporation

Axolotl provides advanced Web-based products and services that automate health information exchange and management between HIM departments, hospitals, clinics, labs, and physician offices. By connecting the healthcare community, our e2 technology increases efficiency, cuts the cost of information exchange, and improves the quality of care. Thousands of healthcare professionals nationwide are using Axolotl for electronic health record creation, health information access, exchange, and management, and transcription services. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Nicole Spencer
    Axolotl Corporation
    (530) 269-1806
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    Sam Godwin
    Vice President, Channel Sales
    Axolotl Corporation
    (650) 965-1100 Ext. 115
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