New Brunswick, Canada Chooses Orion Health Solutions for Province-Wide EHR Project

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New Brunswick, Canada to implement first province-wide electronic health record (EHR). Orion Health is selected to provide the basis of the solution, providing access to integrated patient data and a flexible, scalable solution for future capabilities.

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We are pleased to work with another forward-thinking Canadian province, and believe our experience will be of benefit to the project.

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, today announced that the New Brunswick Department of Health has chosen Orion Health solutions to form the basis of their province-wide electronic health record (EHR) solution.

More than 740,000 people dwell in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, with 1,232 practicing physicians in practice. Steps are now being taken to prepare New Brunswick for the achievement of their first province-wide electronic health record solution.

Capital Health Region in Alberta, Canada, has had Orion Health's solutions implemented throughout their region enabling more than 2,000 physicians and over 6,500 health care staff access to an unparalleled range of patient lab results, medication information, clinical notes and demographic information.

Orion Health solutions, including its Concerto, Clinical Data Repository, Provider Registry and Rhapsody Integration Engine will provide physicians with access to patient health records throughout the province.

"We are thrilled to work with the province of New Brunswick and believe its patients and physicians will greatly benefit from the capabilities our solutions provide," said Paul Viskovich, President, North American Operations. "The ability to offer so many potential patients increased access to their healthcare records, as well as physician and staff via an EHR is truly satisfying for our staff and company.

"We are pleased to work with another forward-thinking Canadian province, and believe our experience will be of benefit to the project."

The New Brunswick Department of Health is demanding more immediate and convenient access to critical patient information. Speedy access to specialist consultation, diagnostic imaging services and laboratory results are among the province's goals. Orion Health will be part of the information effort to meet this overall demand.

About The Department of Health New Brunswick
New Brunswick is located under Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and beside the State of Maine. The Department of Health is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. It is charged with administration and delivery of public healthcare in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick has a population of approximately 740,000 people, split approximately 50 percent urban and 50 percent rural. It is Canada's only official bilingual province with the population being approximately 1/3 Francophone and 2/3 Anglophone. There are eight (8) Regional Health Authorities in the province operating in total 51 health care facilities.

In 2003 the Office of E-Health (OeH) was established, with an initial focus on designing and implementing the vision of One Patient One Record (OPOR). More information can be found at http://www.gnb.ca/.

About Orion Health
Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, Orion Health's Rhapsody integration engine, Concerto physician portal, 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 is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine's HealthInfoNet and the Vermont Health Information Exchange. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Sierra Systems and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, New York State Department of Health, UCLA Medical Center, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

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