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Ingenix acquires health-data exchange firm

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 30, 2010

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UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Ingenix has continued a string of health information technology acquisitions with the purchase of Axolotl, a health information exchange firm based in San Jose, Calif.

Axolotl's Elysium software connects hospitals and physicians' clinical records. The company says 30,000 physicians and more than 200 hospitals use its products.

The deal is the third health IT purchase by Ingenix in less than a month. Ingenix announced July 22 that it will purchase Picis, a maker of software that integrates clinical and administrative data. On Aug. 4, it announced that it will acquire Executive Health Resources, which helps hospitals meet government health plan medical necessity requirements.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/08/30/bibf0830.htm.

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