Spacelabs Healthcare Chooses Orion Health Technologies to Rapidly Connect Clinicians with Patient Data

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Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., a global patient monitoring and connectivity company has selected Orion Health's Symphonia messaging and mapping toolkit to rapidly map data between HL7 systems and connect clinicians to patient information as fast as possible.

However, no two HL7 systems are alike. Spacelabs technology team recognized the need for a flexible message mapping solution that would be easy to use. We're proud they have selected Orion Health technology for this critical piece of their development.

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., a global patient monitoring and connectivity company has selected the Symphonia messaging and mapping toolkit to rapidly map data between HL7 systems and connect clinicians to patient information as fast as possible.

"Using Symphonia, we plan to reduce HL7 Interface implementation time and provide quicker customer validations for our ADT and Vital Signs Interface," said Rich Hillman, Director of Marketing for Information Management & Connectivity, at Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

"Our selection of Orion Health's technology is an example of how Spacelabs is partnering with technology leaders to provide standout customer service and to connect innovation with care."

After an extensive review process, Spacelabs selected Orion Health for its innovative, proven technology and ability to provide long-term technology and service partnerships. Orion Health's experience and leadership in the global healthcare market gave them a clear advantage in the Spacelabs selection process.

"Spacelabs' products are built on an open architecture and HL7 standards," says Paul Viskovich, Orion Health president, North American Operations. "However, no two HL7 systems are alike. Spacelabs technology team recognized the need for a flexible message mapping solution that would be easy to use. We're proud they have selected Orion Health technology for this critical piece of their development."

Symphonia is an easy-to-use, messaging and mapping toolkit that enables vendors, consultants and other developers to rapidly add industry-standard messaging capabilities to new, existing and legacy systems. Symphonia parses in excess of three million messages an hour, setting the benchmark for interface development tools. The Symphonia messaging toolkit is incorporated into Orion Health's award-winning Rhapsody Integration Engine.

About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (http://www.spacelabshealthcare.com) is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including patient monitoring solutions, anesthesia delivery and ventilation systems, diagnostic cardiology solutions and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physicians offices. Additionally, the company provides ECG laboratory services to pharmaceutical companies undertaking clinical trials, whereby patient ECG data is recorded, analyzed, tabulated and interpreted.

The company has established brand names in both medical devices and medical services such as "Spacelabs," "Blease," "Del Mar Reynolds" and "Dolphin." It employs approximately 1,500 personnel in its offices located in the United States, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, India and Singapore.

About Orion Health

Orion Health's easy-to-use applications and tools integrate and enhance existing healthcare information systems and deliver secure, universal access to information. The innovative company delivers an end-to-end information technology (IT) integration platform that brings together clinical content to improve clinician effectiveness and the quality of patient care.

Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Orion's partners include leading health and IT vendors such as Oracle Corporation, LogicaCMG, Hewlett Packard, McKesson, and Sierra Systems. Orion also has more than 1,000 clients worldwide including Johns Hopkins Hospital, New York State Department of Health, Central Washington Hospital, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and many more. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

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