Orion Health Offers Health Information Exchange Solution as a Service, for Rapid Implementation and Reduced Up-Front Investment
Orion Health’s HIE solution is now available in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, reducing initial capital outlay and allowing organizations to get their HIE programs up and running quickly as they work to engage and promote faster uptake by providers and stakeholders.
Santa Monica, CA (Vocus) December 7, 2010
Orion Health’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution is now available in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, reducing initial capital outlay and allowing organizations to get their HIE programs up and running quickly as they work to engage and promote faster uptake by providers and stakeholders. Recognizing the importance of early ROI, financial sustainability and reduced risk exposure for those making investment decisions, the Orion Health HIE SaaS solution includes a complete HIE feature set in a customizable modular format that makes it easier for HIE organizations to plan and evolve the scope of state, regional, or enterprise health information exchange projects over time.
Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President of North America says the SaaS solution provides private hospitals and community health organizations who were previously faced with difficulty funding the significant financial investment of an HIE with a more realistic and progressive approach. “Using the service model, health organizations can build out HIE infrastructure and functionality, matched to the rate at which the organization can drive demand to use and invest in it.”
The Orion Health HIE SaaS solution allows healthcare organizations to facilitate extremely rapid uptake and engagement, enabling more people to be connected faster, while seamlessly automating data exchange. Moving beyond the initial benefits, taking advantage of Orion Health’s modular solution, HIE’s can tailor the services offered to stakeholders and providers to add functionality and value in a sustainable way. Financial sustainability is a key issue for HIEs and according to 199 active health information exchanges who responded to the eHealth Initiative 2010 Survey on Heath Information Exchanges, 62 of these HIEs, including state designated entities, were still reliant upon federal funds in the last fiscal year. 107 respondents claimed they were not dependent on federal funding, however only 18 of these respondents stated that they broke even as a result of operational income alone. Orion Health’s solution helps HIEs avoid incurring initial capital costs while ensuring stringent privacy and security requirements are met, without dedicated IT resources.
“In effect, Orion Health offers HIE’s easy and fast access to a more progressive, more responsive business model which HIE’s can use to secure reliable income streams faster. At the same time, they can realize better health outcomes for patients and providers through data aggregation, sharing and information exchange,” Viskovich continues.
In developing the current SaaS delivery model, Orion Health drew upon knowledge gained from the company’s existing SaaS model solution that has been available in Europe. With organizations in the US under pressure to achieve more with less and still needing to meet Meaningful Use guidelines the solution is now being introduced in North America to help make IT work smarter and deliver high-quality patient care in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.
Orion Health has a successful history in the HIE market with 22 diverse health exchange models internationally, and has helped develop some the of the largest health information exchanges in the world including Alberta Health Services and New South Wales Health. Orion Health’s expertise extends to regional and rural HIEs which include Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative and Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, and are also known as leaders in government health data exchange with over 47 states using Orion Health integration technology to improve collection and tracking of reportable diseases making it one of the most widely adopted integration platform used by public health departments.
About Orion Health Information Exchange Solution
Orion Health™ Health Information Exchange (HIE) Solution provides a platform for exchanging patient information between organizations and across regions to enable a shared view of the patient records and provides a foundation for community care and chronic disease management solutions. The Orion Health HIE solution offers a collection of components featuring an integration engine, enterprise master patient index (EMPI), physician and patient portals, data repository, customizable notifications, provider index, and analytical and quality reporting tools. With over 15 years of experience and more customers across the globe than any other vendor in this market, Orion Health is the leader in HIE solutions. For more information please see http://www. orionhealth. com/solutions/healthcare-organizations/health-information-exchange.
About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is a leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provider with expertise in clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health’s easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by enabling the exchange of healthcare information among disparate systems and providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By extending existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine and workflow solutions, provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.
Worldwide, Orion Health has deployed health information communities involving over 35 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active clinical users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Philips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spain's IB Salut, South Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at http://www. orionhealth. com.
Orion Health and Rhapsody are registered trademarks of Orion Health Inc, its parent/or its affiliates. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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