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Axial Exchange Recruits Karen Evans, Former Fed CIO, to Advisory Board

Former Biotech Exec Also Joins, As Axial Pioneers Open Source Solutions To Help Health Care Providers Share Information

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Axial Exchange Inc. -- the open source solution to sharing health care information -- has added two noted executives to its Advisory Board: Karen Evans, former Administrator of E-Government and Information Technology of the Federal Office of Management and Budget, and Leslie Alexandre, former CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Evans, now a partner at KE&T Partners, LLC., oversaw the U.S. Federal Government's $70 billion IT program and led the creation of the first over-arching convergence architecture to connect federal agencies.

Alexandre helped young companies in her role as CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and served as senior health policy advisor to former U.S. Senators John Heinz (PA) and Dave Durenberger (MN).

Evans and Alexandre join Axial Advisors Jose Marie Griffith, Professor of Library Science, University of North Carolina, Mark Webbink, former General Counsel of Red Hat and Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School, Joe Velk, Principal of Contender Capital and Nadine Rubin, CEO of Adam-Bryce Inc., a leader in retained Executive Search.

"We are excited to have such superlative talent join the Axial Advisory Board," said Joanne Rohde, CEO, Axial Exchange Inc. "The willingness of these industry leaders to help guide Axial validates our strategy to foster broad health data exchange through the use of standards and Open Source technologies."

Before founding Axial Exchange, Rohde served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Red Hat, Inc. the world's Open Source leader, and CIO of Investment Banking IT, UBS AG.

For more information, please contact John Casey, [email protected], 919.526.2208.

ABOUT AXIAL

Axial Exchange allows heath care systems of all types to share data in order to solve key business problems. Whether ensuring people can securely access their electronic health records across providers or notifying primary care physicians when patients enter an emergency room, the company's software appliance enables doctors, labs, hospitals and other providers to securely and privately exchange electronic health information among the various systems within their organizations and affiliates outside of their practices. By offering health care enterprises 360-degree interoperability, Axial provides an essential element for health information exchange today and positions its clients to face new challenges tomorrow.

SOURCE Axial Exchange Inc.

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