Implementing Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine allows us to further improve report communications to our referring provides which translates into the highest quality of patient care to our patients and partners we serve in the community
Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) January 8, 2008
Orion Health , a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Salem Radiology Consultants (SRC), P.C. of Salem, Oregon, has selected the Rhapsody Integration Engine™ to serve as a platform to exchange patient health data between their facility and physicians' offices throughout the region.
The Rhapsody Integration Engine will allow SRC to automatically populate physician's charts with digital imaging and patient information, reducing the process to 10 seconds from the previously manual process of creating and couriering a two-to-three page manual report. The ability to automate sharing of electronic radiology reports with participating hospitals and physicians provides an enormous time savings for the group, and helps speed clinical decision making for better patient outcomes and improved practice efficiency.
"Implementing Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine allows us to further improve report communications to our referring provides which translates into the highest quality of patient care to our patients and partners we serve in the community," says R.A. Neitzel, Administrative Director.
"The flexibility and reliability of the platform are outstanding, providing us with the tools to integrate all our third party applications, specifically, and most importantly our systems for electronic report transfer."
SRC is the region's largest provider of advanced women's imaging and chose Rhapsody in part due to its ability to securely transmit large volumes of patient data via disparate third-party applications to participating partners' electronic medical record products. The platform allows SRC to seamlessly interface its internal information systems with the variety of third party information system platforms in use by our referring provider customers.
The value of electronic exchange to diagnostic centers and to providers is clear, given the sizable transaction costs typically incurred when laboratory and radiology results are printed and mailed.
"Rhapsody was created for an environment such as SRC where there are multiple participating hospitals or provider offices and an integration engine is required to communicate seamlessly between all the facilities within the community," says Paul de Bazin, Rhapsody General Manager, Orion Health.
"Making sure that our customers operate at the highest level of service they can provide is paramount to our business and we look forward to a strong relationship with SRC."
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 practice 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 Salem Radiology Consultants, P.C.
Salem Radiology Consultants, more commonly known in the local community as SRC, was established in 1973. Salem Radiology Consultants is solely owned by a group of radiologist physicians who operate an outpatient imaging facility in Salem, Oregon as well as contract with other organizations to provide radiology professional and management services. SRC is proud to provide expert radiologist services to our business partners, the Salem Hospital, Salem Clinic, Urgent Care Center and West Valley Hospital.
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 Medical Application 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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