Best Practices in Health Data Integration: Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine Eases Legacy EHR Migration for OHSU

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Orion Health today made available a case study recounting a best practice in Health Data Integration which explores Orion Health successfully addressing Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) need to integrate all clinical back-end systems in order to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system provided by Epic. Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine sends nearly 3 million messages a day for OHSU.

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We really could not afford to not do the integration part well. It was a great team and a great process to work with Orion Health. It was really exciting to see it all come together.

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, today made available a case study recounting a best practice in Health Data Integration which explores Orion Health successfully addressing Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) need to integrate all clinical back-end systems in order to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system provided by Epic.

OHSU needed an integration engine to help migrate, manage and streamline message exchange between 60 departmental interfaces including ADT, Orders, Results and Billing for radiology, laboratory, surgery, pharmacy and cardiology departments. Other criteria were ease of use, a competitive price point and a full-featured solution.

"Rhapsody was the clear choice, having been both top in functionality and price point, while consistently rated as a top solution by KLAS and top marks from other customers," said Tom Drury, manager Healthcare Technical Services at OHSU http://www.ohsu.edu

"The ancillary systems really did not miss a beat," added Drury. "We really could not afford to not do the integration part well. It was a great team and a great process to work with Orion Health. It was really exciting to see it all come together."

"The Orion Health support team worked closely with the hospital during deployment to optimize and troubleshoot," said Paul Viskovich, President Orion Health North America.

"Key learning's from OHSU's configuration plan and architecture have become best practice standard operating procedure for future Rhapsody deployments. The solution for OHSU is a clear example of Rhapsody providing a secure integration solution with lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment." http://www.orionhealth.com/rhapsody/

To download the Best Practices in Health Data Integration please go to: http://www.orionhealth.com/case-studies/north-america/oregon-health-a-science-university-portland-or-usa

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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