The Indiana Health Information Exchange Inc. is now ready to go national after its for-profit subsidiary licenses medical records and information software from Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute Inc. The IHIE was spawned from Regenstrief in 2004 to make medical records available on an as-needed basis to hospitals and doctors around Indiana, and now serves 94 hospitals in Indiana and 25,000 physicians in 17 states. Those services are known as the Indiana Network for Patient Care and DOCS4DOCS. The IHIE is now looking to raise about $20 million over three years to take the services around the country, where federal incentives are spurring hospitals and doctors to exchange medical records digitally. “Health care is an information business,” said Dr. Bill Tierney, CEO of Regenstrief. He added, “This new level of partnership with IHIE and its new for-profit subsidiary allows us to impact the lives of Americans living far beyond Indiana’s borders.”
Indianapolis-based StepStone Angels has formed a chapter of angel investors in Bloomington. The group was kickstarted by Ron Walker and Dana Palazzo of Bloomington Economic Development Corp. and will be led by Tony Armstrong, CEO of Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. An initial meeting in February drew investors from Bloomington and Jasper. StepStone, formed in 2009, also has chapters in Anderson, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Warsaw. The group encourages presentations from life sciences and technology companies seeking $100,000 or more.
The top awards in local architecture this year all went to health care facilities. The Indianapolis chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave its excellence awards April 18 to Indianapolis-based Axis Architecture + Interiors for designing People’s Health Network clinic on the near-east side. Also receiving an excellence award was Indianapolis-based BSA LifeStructures for the expansion and renovation of Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Indianapolis hospital. And a third excellence award winner was krM Architecture+ of Anderson for its design of a health care simulation lab at Ivy Tech Community College.