Arizona Health Information Network Chooses OptumInsight (United HealthCare Company) for Their HIE Exchange–Subsidiary Watc
Posted Sep 29 2011 3:43pm
It seems everywhere you turn today with Health IT investments there’s a chunk of changed headed toward United. The company was an acquisition made by the large behemoth in August of 2010. If they can’t buy the exchange I guess the next best thing here is to get your subsidiary in action. We heard that a few days ago with Blue Cross buying an exchange. In addition to the medical records that Ingenix (OptumInsight) has owned and sold for years, the acquisition of Axolotl gives them a second EHR to sell along with HIE capabilities.
Optum Insight was formerly known as Ingenix and last year completed the settlement with the AMA for the 15 year lawsuit whereby their analytics underpaid doctors and patients for out of network services and other insurers are still settling various lawsuits as they all licensed the data base which is now gone and been replaced with the actions of Andrew Cuomo. BD
The Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz) and OptumInsight are teaming up to create a state-wide health information exchange (HIE).
HINAz will implement a HIE platform from OptumInsight, formerly Axolotl Corp., to allow the sharing and exchange of clinical data from all available sources across the state, officials from the two organizations said.
HINAz is an Arizona not-for-profit organization that grew out of the work of Southern Arizona Health Information Exchange and Arizona Medical Information Exchange. The two entities joined together to build a more comprehensive HIE for Arizona.