Availity, L.L.C. provides Internet-based health information exchange services. It optimizes the flow of information between health care providers, health plans, and other health care stakeholders through an Internet-based exchange. The company offers commercial and government health plan transactions; and CareRead, which swipes patients’ magnetic stripe-enabled member ID cards through a three track card reader connected to the computer to automatically populate the fields on Web transaction pages. It also provides CareProfile, which allows to access electronic health records; patient communication, which connects physicians and patients online, and supports patient-initiated appointment and referral requests; and CarePrescribe, an electronic prescribing solution that provides access to up-to-date patient specific medication history and coverage, therapeutic equivalent and lower cost alternative options, and real-time drug interaction checks. In addition, the company offers CareCost Estimator, which determines a patient’s financial responsibility in real-time at the point of care; and CareCollect, which collects patientâ€™s responsibility through a card swipe, including combination member ID cards for high deductible plans, debit cards, and credit cards. It serves various health care providers, including physician offices, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, pharmacies, laboratories, imaging centers, and other ancillary providers. Availity, L.L.C. was founded in 2001 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.