Seeing Rhapsody in use at a current customer location gave us the confidence that the system can span our wide variety of physician and patient applications. The team behind Rhapsody and the entire Orion Health family, with its strong commitment to customer support, made it the obvious choice
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2007
http:Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, has selected its Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to integrate their health information system with a variety of applications that are expected to increase productivity for hospital staff - saving both time and money and improving patient care.
"Made exclusively for the healthcare market, Rhapsody was the leading choice in an integration engine that will meet our short-term as well as long-term needs," says David Ray, IS Technical Analysts, Kittitas Valley Community Hospital.
"Given that the system is specific to our field, we found it to be engineered with the know-how to address unique healthcare configurations and work with us long into our healthcare technology future."
"Seeing Rhapsody in use at a current customer location gave us the confidence that the system can span our wide variety of physician and patient applications. The team behind Rhapsody and the entire Orion Health family, with its strong commitment to customer support, made it the obvious choice," adds Ray.
Once a need for an integration engine was confirmed, the information system staff at KVCH identified several products to review via web demos and on-site customer visits. Learning that Rhapsody was developed specifically for healthcare, and its ability to be customized if needed, tipped the scale in favor of Rhapsody. The easy-to-use graphical user interface, a very unique attribute of the Rhapsody product, was also appealing.
"We are once again thrilled that our Rhapsody Integration Engine is the product of choice for the small to mid-size hospital market and it's an honor to have Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Washington as a customer," says Paul de Bazin, Rhapsody General Manager, Orion Health.
"We believe that KVCH will be able to reap all the benefits Rhapsody has to offer in terms of interfacing with a variety of applications and are quite certain it is a good fit for their long-term information system management needs. Designing a product to meet the specific needs of our healthcare customers is always our top goal as customer service and support is a crucial component of our company's mission."
A Best in KLAS solution, Rhapsody has been specifically designed to meet the present and future needs of health integration. The Rhapsody Engine manages and streamlines message exchange between hospital applications, databases and external systems for effortless integration. Rhapsody delivers an integration solution with the lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment.
About Kittitas Valley Community Hospital
Kittitas Valley Community Hospital is located in Ellensburg in Kittitas County, Washington, approximately 106 miles east of Seattle. Kittitas County is home to approximately 36,000 people. KVCH offers 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, critical care, a family birthing center, respiratory care, laboratory, imaging services Home Health and Hospice programs, Home Respiratory and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner programs.
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, Philips Medical Systems, LogicaCMG, Hewlett Packard, McKesson, and Sierra Systems. Orion also has more than 1,000 clients worldwide including New York State Department of Health, Central Washington Hospital, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Vermont State Department of Health and many more. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.