Monday, December 19, 2011

CED Member Axial Exchange Wins Government Challenge

Health IT startup Axial Exchange was nationally recognized for its software that improves how patient information is shared amongst healthcare providers.

The Raleigh-based company is a CED Member, and their software was named the top technology in a heath IT innovation challenge put on by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

For the contest, ONC challenged software developers from across the country to develop applications that coordinate the exchange of healthcare information as patients move from one health provider to another.

Axial's submission--the Care Transition Suite--coordinates patient information across devices including: tablets, smartphones and laptop computers. Patients are also given an interactive care plan to follow upon their successful discharge from medical care.

Axial beat out 40 other submissions, and was named the top application due to its ability to handle inpatient data as well as the usability of design and simple functionality. For the prize, Axial wins $25,000 and the chance to demonstrate the technology live at the CMS QualityNet Conference.

Axial was founded by CEO Joanne Rohde, former executive of Raleigh-based software company Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). Earlier this year, Axial completed a $1.5 million round of financing for continued development and expanded sales and marketing efforts, their first.