BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Orion Health, a leader in eHealth technology, and Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services based in Roanoke, Va., today announced that Carilion has chosen Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine to enable system-wide integration for its existing health IT infrastructure. Carilion will utilize Rhapsody to connect disparate health IT software and applications across 195 facilities throughout Virginia, and Rhapsody will replace Carilion’s legacy integration engine currently in use.
“Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine will provide our analysts with an intuitive, stable solution for linking and monitoring the systems we use to provide coordinated, quality care close to home for nearly one million Virginians.”
Rhapsody enables healthcare organizations and partners to quickly and easily achieve seamless interoperability between healthcare IT systems, regardless of technology or standards. Rhapsody provides comprehensive support for a vast range of communication protocols and message formats, and helps interface analysts and hospital IT administrators reduce their workload while meeting complex technical challenges. Rhapsody also provides administrators with improved personal notification options, scheduling tools and real-time activity streams to ensure important updates are received by the appropriate person.
Carilion Clinic chose Rhapsody due to the solution’s ease of use, as well as its flexibility and scalability of deployment. Carillion has already started implementing Rhapsody.
“Seamless integration between IT systems and stable application interfaces are the two critical components that underpin Carilion’s technology infrastructure and ensure reliable connectivity for all of our clinicians,” said Kay Hix, CIO, Carilion Clinic. “Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine will provide our analysts with an intuitive, stable solution for linking and monitoring the systems we use to provide coordinated, quality care close to home for nearly one million Virginians.”
“Carilion Clinic’s dedication to the community and to the millions of patients the organization serves are a model for delivering care in today’s changing healthcare landscape,” said Harish Panchal, vice president, Orion Health North America. “With the installation of Rhapsody as Carilion’s integration engine, Orion Health will partner closely with the organization to support its vision for local, coordinated care across Virginia.”
About Carilion Clinic
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. For more information visit www.carilionclinic.org/about.
About Orion Health Inc.
Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care. In the U.S., Orion Health™ HIE provides the technology backbone for state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine is used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and nearly every state and local health departments for public health reporting. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.