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Anakam and Axolotl Collaborate to Deliver a Multi-Factor Authentication Platform for Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange

Friday, July 9, 2010 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Anakam and Axolotl Corp. are working together to support a project designed to show how strong user authentication and identity proofing can be implemented successfully within a health information exchange.  Powered by Axolotl's Elysium® Exchange, the Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange (HIE) is implementing Anakam Identity Suite® to provide secure access to its community through a versatile, cost-effective, and scalable identity proofing and multi-factor authentication platform.

This service eliminates the need for Santa Cruz HIE to issue physical tokens, cards, or special devices to physicians, patients, and others who need secure access to health information.  The Anakam Identity Suite is unique and easy to deploy, and specifically created to deliver NIST Level 3 authentication through the use of an out-of-band (OOB) expiring one-time pass code (OTP) delivered via mobile phone, office phone, email, or voice biometrics.  

Working with the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII), the Santa Cruz HIE has designed a use case to assist in the development of state legislation around the security and privacy of patient information in electronic health records.  "Patient and provider trust in a health information exchange is established through consistent and well implemented privacy and security practices," stated Dr. Bill Braithwaite, Anakam Chief Medical Officer.  "Anakam is pleased to be working with Axolotl and Santa Cruz HIE in the forefront of efforts to assist healthcare providers as they incorporate electronic health records into their practices."

Axolotl and Anakam are working together to integrate the full capabilities of the Anakam Identity Suite® that includes user registration, fraud detection, anti-phishing, and multi-channel authentication through non-proprietary devices to offer to its existing and growing list of HIE customers. "Patient care will be radically improved as physicians and other providers have protected access to complete patient data online," said Bill Beighe, CIO of Santa Cruz HIE. "Federal and state regulations around electronic records are evolving.  Using the Anakam Identity Suite® will help keep patient information secure and allow appropriate sharing between healthcare providers without undue burdens."

About Santa Cruz HIE:

Santa Cruz HIE, started in 1995 by the Physicians Medical Group, now includes two full-service hospitals, the Santa Cruz County Public Health Services Agency (SCCHSA), four outpatient laboratories, five independent radiology imaging centers, and safety net clinics such as Santa Cruz Women's Health Center, Planned Parenthood, and Salud Para la Gente.  The communities' patient index includes 95% of the population.

About Axolotl Corp:

Founded in 1995, Axolotl Corp. is North America's leading provider of browser-based products and services for secure health information exchange and management.  Its Elysium® Exchange suite of solutions enables health care providers to instantly share information, reduce costs, and improve quality and efficiency.

Elysium helps thousands of health care entities — including hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs/HIEs), clinics, laboratories, radiology centers and physician practices — to securely exchange clinical information for more than 35 million patients. Elysium's community-wide Master Patient Index, EdgeServer(s), Interoperability Hub (I-Hub), Community Virtual Health Record (VHR), and ambulatory EMR with integrated e-Prescribing are all provided as a software service (SaaS).  Axolotl-employed U.S.-based transcriptionists, combined with an integrated NLP engine, provide high-quality medical transcription services for acute and ambulatory care environments connected to Elysium HIEs.

Axolotl is based in San Jose and best known for introducing Clinical Messaging®, now at the heart of all advanced health information exchange.  For more information visit www.axolotl.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/axolotlcorp/

About Anakam:

Anakam is a global leader in multi-factor authentication, identity proofing and user verification technologies.  The Anakam Identity Suite enables cost-effective strong authentication and identity management across an entire enterprise – customers, business partners, and employees.  With tens of millions of end users, and software that deploys inside the enterprise or in the cloud, the Anakam Identity Suite is unique in the industry, providing progressive multi-channel capabilities that enable secure, trusted eBusiness to very large user-communities in a single platform.  The suite includes two-factor authentication, remote identity proofing and verification, professional credentialing, and secure collaboration.  For more information, please visit www.anakam.com.

SOURCE Anakam

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