Orion Health to Demonstrate First-Ever Mobile Clinical Assistant at HIMSS

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Orion Health will be demonstrating the new Motion C5 MCA at HIMSS, which is based on the Intel mobile clinical assistant platform and was designed following Intel's extensive research with clinicians around the world.

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The next logical step is to make these information tools mobile so clinicians can access patient data wherever they happen to be in the hospital. We are excited about the potential of mobile devices such as Intel's MCA to improve clinical practice and deliver safer care to patients.

Clinicians at Hospital Universitario Son Dureta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain are trialling rapid access to patient information such as demographics and clinical results via RFID wristbands, using scanner technology integrated into mobile clinical assistant (MCA) PCs.

Orion Health will be demonstrating the new Motion C5 MCA at HIMSS, which is based on the Intel mobile clinical assistant platform and was designed following Intel's extensive research with clinicians around the world.

Demonstrations will take place Monday - Thursday at Orion Health Booth #3600. For more information and to schedule a demonstration please go to http://www.orionhealth.com/himss08/.

Developed in conjunction with two of the most trusted names in technology - Intel and Oracle, the deployment of Orion Health's clinical software onto the Motion C5 MCA will enable patient data to be available at the point of decision regardless of whether the patient is in a bed, on a stretcher, or being moved in a wheelchair. The healthcare professional will be able to validate the data by sharing it directly with the patient.

"Hospital Son Dureta has made enormous progress in supporting clinicians with information technology in the past couple of years," said Joan Marques, CIO at Hospital Son Dureta. "The next logical step is to make these information tools mobile so clinicians can access patient data wherever they happen to be in the hospital. We are excited about the potential of mobile devices such as Intel's MCA to improve clinical practice and deliver safer care to patients."

Orion Health and Oracle technologies are already implemented at Son Dureta Hospital, bringing together clinical data from multiple systems across the facility. The Oracle-Orion Health solution comprises a clinical web portal, the Oracle Health Transaction Base (HTB) as a central repository for clinical data, and an electronic whiteboard for the accident and emergency department. These systems were implemented in 2006 in partnership with Fujitsu Services.

Integrating healthcare systems throughout the world since 1993, Orion Health contributes to integration and clinical workflow projects across the globe for clients including Abbott Laboratories, New York State Department of Health, Capital Health, New South Wales Health, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

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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