The Case for Prescribing a Patient Engagement App

Axial Exchange Co-Founder and VP of Product Development, Matt Mattox, explains the need for health systems to look past “tired web-based patient portals” and offer patients health management tools that they will actually use. The proliferation of smart devices has empowered patients to better manage their health. As hospitals develop their patient engagement strategies, Mattox sees measurement evolving from virtually no measurement (today) to connecting engagement-to-outcomes in the future.

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Leveraging the Patient Portal for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Encouraging patients to take a leading role in managing their health is a leading problem facing the healthcare industry today. Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange Co-Founder and CEO, says, “between 25% and 69% of costs related to healthcare happen outside the hospital. We’re a nation of chronic disease, and unless we supply both the hospital and patient with tools for managing their health in every environment, it’s not going to change.” The earliest providers will demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use this year and securing patient portal participation will be critical.

Read the full article from EHR Intelligence.

Announcing the 2014 Patient Engagement Rankings!

Axial Exchange, in partnership with Becker’s Hospital Review, has created the first-ever national patient engagement index. Combining Becker’s trusted editorial oversight with Axial’s expertise as the leading patient engagement software provider, the index ranks the top 100 hospitals that support patients in self care and that have achieved low readmissions and high patient satisfaction.

See the full ranking from Axial Exchange

Axial Aims to Give Power to the Patients

“Looking ahead five years, we will change how healthcare operates,” says Joanne Rohde, Co-founder and CEO of Axial Exchange. Founded in 2009, Axial Exchange is working to reduce hospital readmissions by empowering patients to take control of their healthcare through easy-to-use health management tools for patients and analytical engagement dashboards for health systems.

Read the full article from Healthcare IT News

Axial Exchange Aims to Keep Patients Healthy Outside the Hospital

While patients in US hospitals often receive top-notch care while they’re in the hospital, they are often discharged without the information or support needed to make a full recovery. In fact, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Raleigh-based Axial Exchange is working to solve this problem using mobile apps designed to educate and empower patients to take a more active role in self care after leaving the hospital. Axial’s solution includes tools for medication management, appointment scheduling, reference information and connections to monitoring devices that can send health data back to doctors.

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Joanne Rohde, on Knowing When to Get In, and to Get Out

The New York Times’ Adam Bryant interviews Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange Co-founder and CEO, as part of his Corner Office series on leadership and management. Rohde recounts her first business at age 12, a summer camp for her neighbors’ kids. Today, she is focused on enabling patients to take control of their health through Axial’s comprehensive patient engagement solution. Her interview covers the culture she is fostering at Axial, as well as how she hires and advice for recent college grads.

Read the full article from The New York Times

VHHA Moves Towards Meeting MU

Contributing writer Wendy Grafius covers the work of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association as it aims to satisfy meaningful use patient engagement requirement. VHHA recently partnered with Axial Exchange to provide VHHA members with access to Axial Exchange’s Axial Patient for interactive health management. Axial’s solution will allow patients to access heath information securely across any device, as well as receive medical condition education, medication reminders, and health trackers for weight, blood pressure, glucose levels, and more.

Read the full article from Healthcare Technology Online.

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Shared Hospital Services Corp. Partners with Axial Exchange


Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) and Axial Exchange have partnered to provide VHHA member institutions access to Axial Exchange’s interactive healthcare management application. The VHHA is an alliance of 27 member organization representing 110 hospitals throughout Virginia. Through the partnership, Axial Exchange’s patient engagement application will be available to all VHHA members for purchase, allowing the organizations to address healthcare-specific IT requirements around patient engagement.

Read the press release from Axial Exchange.