Genesis HealthCare System Selects Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine to Integrate Patient Data from Multiple Hospital Information Systems

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Genesis HealthCare System of Southeastern Ohio has selected the Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to serve as a platform to integrate patient data from multiple hospital information systems.

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Performance and reliability were high on our list of requirements for an integration engine that would operate in a 24X7 environment

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Genesis HealthCare System of Southeastern Ohio has selected the Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to serve as a platform to integrate patient data from multiple hospital information systems.

The addition of the Rhapsody Integration Engine will allow Genesis HealthCare System (GHS) to accurately and efficiently map data from multiple hospital information systems in multiple locations.

"Performance and reliability were high on our list of requirements for an integration engine that would operate in a 24X7 environment," said Linda Nolan, I.S. Deliverables Manager, Genesis HealthCare System.

"Rhapsody's flexibility and ease of deployment made it a good fit for our IT department and the low total cost of ownership made it an easy sell to executives."

Rhapsody's Web based monitoring systems allows access to system status information, logs, and other data management tools.

"Awareness about the importance of protecting patient health data has increased in recent years. Rhapsody provides healthcare organizations with a flexible platform to build a system and information integration strategy that fits their unique needs," says Paul de Bazin, Rhapsody General Manager, Orion Health.

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 Genesis HealthCare System
Genesis HealthCare System is located in southeastern Ohio and operates a 336-bed, non-profit health system consisting of two hospitals - Bethesda and Good Samaritan, which are located approximately 1.5 miles apart. The service area includes all of Muskingum County as well as the 6 surrounding counties which combined have a total population of 225,000. Services provided at Genesis include obstetrics; pediatric; medical and surgical; emergency; critical care; cancer services; psychiatric and chemical dependency care; hospice; home care; rehabilitation; skilled nursing; community education; occupational health; expanded cardiac care and open heart surgery; inpatient and expanded cancer services and a wide range of outpatient, clinics, therapeutic and diagnostic support services.

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 Applications 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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