Read the section on Security, Login and Logout
Read about Elysium, additional services such as EPW and ETS,
and other levels of service.
You may want to print this page for reference.† It prints best on a color printer.† If you print on a black and white printer,
some of the pictures may be missing.
Note that since the recorded response time includes the time required to
send the response in full to the requesting browser and receive acknowledgement
back from that browser, response time is affected by the Authorized Userís
Internet bandwidth and latency and other applications that may be active on the
users personal computer.† As such,
Axolotl reserves the right to exclude from response time calculations any users
that are known to be using or sharing Internet connections or personal
computers that do not meet Axolotlís minimum standard of service as defined in
the table below.†
Internet Connection Minimum Requirements
Terrestrial Persistent Connection (i.e. always on and not via satellite)
Upload speed of 256 Kbits per second
Download speed of 1 Mbit per second
Dedicated Personal Computer Minimum Requirements
1 GHz Pentium Class Processor
512 Mbytes of RAM
30 Gbyte Hard Disk Drive
256 Color Screen with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
When web pages are printed from Internet Explorer, a Header and Footer
print on every printed page. Elysium defines the information that prints in the
Header of a clinical document.† The
Header contains the same information that appears in the Window Title; the
patient name, the type of result and the date of the result display on most
pages printing clinical information.
The Browser (Internet Explorer) controls the information that prints in the
footer. Users may change the information that prints in the footer on web
pages, Elysium pages and others.†
Remember, this changes the footer for all documents printed from the
Open Internet Explorer
Select File, Page Setup
Change the entries in the Footer. Use the following table, or the Internet
Explorer Help on Footers to define the information that prints. Or clear all
entries to print no footer.
To Print†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Type
Window Title††††††††††††††††††††† &w
Short Current Date ††††††††††† &d
Long Current Date††††††††††††† &D
Current Time†††††††††††††††††††† &T
For example ď&D
&tĒ would print ďWednesday,
June 27, 2001 Ē
Reports contain sensitive and confidential patient information. Therefore,
Axolotl has taken every possible step to ensure that this information is
protected from unauthorized access.
Each user must have an assigned user name and password to log in to
Elysium. You will receive your user name and password in person or through the
mail from your Elysium host. If you have not received your User Name and
Password or have forgotten them, contact your Elysium Host organization.
! You must protect your password. Do not give it to anyone or write it
down. If others need to use Elysium to help provide patient care, they may
obtain their own user names and passwords from your Elysium host.
Change your password
Change your password regularly. After logging in to Elysium, from the Home
Page, select †Change Password and follow the
Repository Users select Change Password from the row of links at the top of
the Repository page.
Other Security Features of Elysium
Web browsers often cache pages so they may be displayed quickly when they
are accessed more than once. All Elysium pages that display patient information
also contain instructions to your web browser that they are not to be cached.
This means that patient data is never saved on your computer unless you
explicitly tell your web browser to do so.
All data transmitted between the Elysium host and your computer travels
over a secure, encrypted connection. Elysium uses the strongest form of
security provided by your web browser. This is sufficient to fully protect
patient information transmitted via the Internet.
The Elysium server that stores patient information is installed either at
Axolotl's service center or in a data center of your Elysium host. In either
case, the server is installed in a physically secure facility, so that it
cannot be tampered with or accessed without authorization.
Your host organization may have implemented session based authentication,
and time out features. In this case, your Elysium session may time out after a
period of inactivity and you will need to log back in again.
Web Page Refresh
New messages arrive in the Elysium Userís inbox throughout the day at
random intervals and in varying numbers.†
New messages are not visible in the Inbox web page until the web page
refreshes. Web pages in Elysium do not refresh automatically on workstations
that are idle, or if a workstation is left unattended. Instead, after 5 minutes
of inactivity, a notice appears on the page stating that new messages may have
arrived since the last activity, and the page must be refreshed manually. A
convenient link is provided to perform the refresh.† Note however that ANY other activity such as
opening a report or changing the view or tab will also automatically refresh
The first time you log in a Security Alert tells you that you are
connecting to a secure server. Message varies with operating system and the
browser can be configured to not display this message.
Axolotl recommends that you check the box next to In
the Future do not show this warning.
A second Security Alert tells you that you are missing a certificate.
Installing the certificate now will prevent this warning from showing up when
you log in again.
Click View Certificate
and follow the instructions for installing the certificate.
At the Enter Network Password prompts, type your User Name and Password,
then press Enter or click OK.
Some web browsers allow you to save your user name and password so you
don't have to type them each time you use Elysium. Do not use such features
unless you can secure your computer whenever it is unattended.
The first time you Log In to Elysium you are asked to accept the Elysium User
agreement. You will be unable to continue until you have accepted the user
Always log out of Elysium before walking away from your computer so that an
unauthorized person can't use your session.
Click Logout in
the lower left [upper right in EPOP] corner, or wherever it appears on the Elysium
Elysium enables physicians, H.I.M. personnel and their support staffs to
receive result reports (such as lab results and radiology reports) and create patient
memos (such as prescriptions and lab orders) through the Internet or an
intranet. Elysium also enables health care providers to send e-mail to
colleagues, look up basic patient demographic data, and make referrals and
authorization requests. With Elysium you deliver better patient care at a lower
cost by enabling providers to share and exchange information easily.
Elysium has various levels of service and all of the features listed below may
not be included in the package of features your sponsoring organization has
purchased. Ask your support representative which features are included. To
upgrade to a higher level of service, contact your sponsoring organization.
Elysium Virtual Health Record
With Elysium Virtual Health Record, users may view a consolidated, tabular
interface to a patientís data. In addition viewing reports users may
Forward reports electronically or by fax to other healthcare providers
In some cases, query external information sources for additional patient
information. Check with the host organization for other information that might
Elysium EMR Lite
With Elysium EMR Lite, physicians and staff may
Receive and organize clinical documents electronically from laboratories,
radiology departments, and transcription services.
Annotate and print clinical documents for paper charts.
Set up automatic printing of clinical documents, scheduled for automatic
printing for convenient times. Printed Documents may be sorted by patient,
physician or medical record number, thus reducing the workload of filing them
in paper charts.
Create Patient Memos and other e-mail and correspond electronically with
Assign clinical documents to other physicians or staff in your group for
Add instructions (e.g. "Call patient") to clinical documents
assigned to others for follow-up.
Create their own frequently-used actions which may be applied to clinical
documents in a single step. Actions can combine assignment, an instruction, and
an annotation. For example, in a single step you can say, "Annotate this
document 'No significant abnormality' and print it with an instruction to the
office manager to call the patient."
Display cumulative lab results across all encounters, visits and
laboratories, either in tabular or graphical form.
use all the features and functions of Elysium on a mobile device.
Elysium Prescription Writer is available to users of Elysium EMR Lite as an
optional service. Elysium EMR Lite adds automated delivery of prescriptions electronically
or by fax to pharmacies as well as storage of drugs lists for reference and
Elysium Intelligent Ordering also is available to users of Elysium Distribution
Manager as an optional service. It allows you to use catalogs provided by
reference laboratories and other suppliers in your community to place orders.
Your orders are delivered to the supplier electronically, reducing workload,
delays, and errors.
Elysium Prescription Management
This additional Elysium service allows you and your staff to create and
organize prescriptions, refills, and renewals. Elysium provides comprehensive
information on drugs, including patient education in English and Spanish.
Prescriptions may be entered by physicians or staff, approved by physicians,
and then printed. The printed prescription may be hand-carried to the pharmacy
or sent by fax. Prescriptions may also be communicated electronically to some
pharmacies, and some pharmacists can communicate directly to the physician EMR.
This capability is enabled through a partnership with SureSripts.
Prescriptions created in Elysium are automatically organized and available
for future reference. This saves time and reduces errors in responding to
patients' future questions and requests for renewals.
Additional charges may be related to the Elysium Prescription Writer. To
inquire about adding this service to your Elysium installation, contact support
Elysium Transcription Services
This additional Elysium service provides dictation and transcriptions
services for hospital reports and office chart notes and letters.
Using Elysium, a physician office can completely automate the transcription
process. The Elysium Transcription Service provides a convenient and
easy-to-use alternative to hand-written chart notes that will increase office
productivity and reduce transcription costs. The quality notes and
documentation produced in the process help reduce errors resulting in improved
reimbursement and reduced physician liability.
Using a hand held dictation device, users dictate office notes and
letters.† An office person uploads the
dictated files from the hand held device. Transcribed documents are returned to
your Awaiting Inbox along with other clinical documents, where you can correct
them as needed, sign, or forward to other Elysium users.
Using Elysium Transcription Service and the Elysium Report Manager,
authorized hospital employees have access to a collection of transcribed
reports returned from the transcription service.
Additional charges are associated with the Elysium Transcription Service.
To inquire about adding this service to your Elysium installation, contact your
Customer Support Engineer.
Elysium adds new features, levels of service and services from time to
time. For more information contact your Customer Support Engineer.