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Top Healthcare Magazine Awards Carefx Client '2009 IT Project of the Year'
Date:7/29/2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation, a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions that advance the quality and safety of patient care, today announced that one of its clients, the Louisiana Rural Health Information Exchange (LARHIX), was awarded "2009 IT Project of the Year" by ADVANCE for Health Information Executives, a top healthcare information technology magazine.

A feature story detailing the health information exchange (HIE) project, which also involved the Louisiana Rural Hospital Coalition (LRHC) and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport (LSUHSC-S), and how Carefx's Fusionfx solution played a pivotal role in the project's success, is the cover story of ADVANCE for HIE's August issue, which comes out today.

"Of the numerous and impressive entries submitted from around the country, the LARHIX project was by far the most compelling in its scope, clinical excellence and overall performance," said Frank Irving, editor of ADVANCE for HIE. "The LARHIX project is a model for how regional collaboration and cutting-edge technology can achieve amazing clinical results for a population in need."

Louisiana's rural population, with nearly one-quarter living below the federal poverty line, is isolated from quality health care. The patient-to-physician ratio in rural Louisiana, 1,925:1, is more than twice the 870:1 ratio in the state's urban areas. The three organizations - LARHIX, LRHC and LSUHSC-S - collaborated to develop a regional health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates electronic sharing of clinical information among community providers. The innovative project utilizes telemedicine, distance learning, information-sharing through Carefx's Fusionfx portal, mobile mammography and rotations by LSUHS
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