Galion Community Hospital Selects Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine for Health Information System Application Integration

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GCH evaluated the top four KLAS ranked integration engines and determined that Rhapsody enabled them to seamlessly interface their existing applications, automate manual processes and would handle their future integration needs.

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The ease of documentation is phenomenal with Rhapsody. After the interface is operational, you simply click one button and comprehensive documentation is automatically produced. This eliminates the very time consuming process of producing required documentation

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Galion Community Hospital (GCH) in north central Ohio has selected the Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to serve as a platform to integrate third-party applications.

GCH evaluated the top four KLAS ranked integration engines and determined that Rhapsody enabled them to seamlessly interface their existing applications, automate manual processes and would handle their future integration needs.

"We chose Rhapsody based upon its ability to meet our needs, while providing us with the most flexible, easy-to-use graphical user interface in the marketplace," said Christy Valentine, Senior Application Systems Analyst, Galion Community Hospital.

"We were extremely pleased by the training and support that Orion Health provided during our implementation. With only three days of training we were able to migrate all of our interfaces in just two days. Our expectations were well exceeded," said Valentine.

"The ease of documentation is phenomenal with Rhapsody. After the interface is operational, you simply click one button and comprehensive documentation is automatically produced. This eliminates the very time consuming process of producing required documentation," said Nancy Morrison, Ancillary Systems Specialist, Galion Community Hospital.

"It's thrilling to see how the Rhapsody integration engine has transformed the information technology processes of a small, rural hospital in Ohio and that the overall outcome will be improved care for the end-user, the patient," said Paul deBazin, Rhapsody General Manager, Orion Health.

"Whenever and wherever we can improve rural health, we believe we have achieved a victory and with champions such as Galion Community Hospital we are proud to complete this task with them."

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 Galion Community Hospital
Galion Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in rural Crawford County, Ohio. Focusing on community service, the mission of the hospital is simple and direct --- "To improve the health and well-being of those we serve." GCH provides comprehensive outpatient services, inpatient acute medical/surgical care, intensive care, extended care, obstetrical care, rehabilitation care and a certified sleep center.

Recent expansion has created a new Surgical Suite and Ambulatory Surgery Center to meet the needs of patient convenience and comfort. The Extended Care Unit, a skilled nursing facility located within the hospital, is ranked 11 out of 955 in the state of Ohio in patient satisfaction, according to recent survey results released by the Ohio Department of Aging. Integration of orthopedic services in 2008 has positioned the hospital as a future regional provider.

Priding itself with keeping up-to-date with technical advances and striving for outstanding customer service, the facility currently employees approximately 500 staff members, and has 105 affiliated medical staff, including 35 active physicians.

Galion Community Hospital maintains a website at http://www.galionhospital.org

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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