Axial Exchange Outlines Technology’s 8-Step Role in Reducing Readmissions at Health IT Event

Analyzes Major Efforts to Predict and Reduce Hospital Readmissions, And Presents A Novel Framework for Converting Pitfalls Into Opportunities Using Software

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axial Exchange, Inc. announced that its CEO Joanne Rohde will present new insights on how technology can be used to optimize initiatives to reduce hospital readmissions – and the implications of this for CMIOs and health care executives as part of this week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Texas 2012 conference in Galveston TX.

Rohde will present to health care executives and practitioners, many of whom are struggling to meet the rising bar for health quality. Presenting new research and insights alongside Rohde will be representatives from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and healthcare analytics firm Clinfometrics of Boston. Rohde will demonstrate how technology can be used to accelerate the results from implementations of Project RED from Boston University and Project BOOST from the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Citing the work of major Southeast medical institutions such as WakeMed and others, Rohde will highlight eight key ways that health IT teams can put data they already own to use in enabling a better discharge process – from expediting transmissions of discharge charts, educating patients, confirming medications and organizing post-discharge services, among other steps.

WHAT: “The Use of New Methods to Predict Hospital Readmissions”

WHO: Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange, along with John D’Amore of Clinfometrics and Dean Sittig of the University of Texas Health Science Center

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2.30 pm CT

WHERE: HIMSS Texas Regional Conference, Galveston TX, Moody Gardens Hotel

About Axial Exchange, Inc.

Axial Exchange, Inc. supports our national journey from fee-based to performance-based healthcare. Our products enable continuity of care across disparate settings. When a patient transitions between ambulance to hospital, or hospital to other care settings, information gaps can drive up avoidable readmission rates and patient safety issues. Axial enables information to flow to a patient’s next care setting so that providers have what they need, when they need it. In parallel, Axial engages patients with the information and tools needed to improve their ownership of after-care responsibilities.

Axial’s SaaS technology platform is built on open infrastructure and is capable of managing virtually any type of health data and presenting it in a consumer-like experience that accommodates any device with a web browser. In December 2011 Axial’s care transition suite was named first prize winner in the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Partnership for Patients Initiative innovation competition for “Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home.” A video of Axial's solution appears here. Visit


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