Orion Health's Dr. Chris Hobson Selected for Poster Presentation on Disease Management at Canada's eHealth Conference

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Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, today announced that Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chris Hobson, has been selected to present a poster at the eHealth Conference, taking place May 4th through May 7th, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, today announced that Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chris Hobson, has been selected to present a poster at the eHealth Conference, taking place May 4th through May 7th, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Hobson's eHealth poster will focus on, Lessons Learned; Implementing a Regional Disease Management Solution, and is scheduled to be displayed over two days; Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Cost-effective management of chronic disease is one of the grand challenges of 21st Century healthcare. Information technology has a key role to play in its effective management. Orion Health has seven years experience of building and implementing I.T.-based chronic disease management systems around the world.

Orion Health's disease management technologies include tools for designing and updating disease management programs, coordinating care between multiple providers and deployment to mobile devices such as PDAs. Information on Orion Health's chronic disease management solutions can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com/solutions/disease.htm

This year's conference theme, Extending the Reach is indicative of the progress being made in advancing the e-health agenda. Every jurisdiction in the country, every type of care setting, even patients in their homes, are reaping the benefits of technology-enabled solutions - solutions that allow for more effective, and timely provision of quality care and system management.

Orion Health's clinical information software meets the information needs of clinical staff and healthcare managers by delivering secure, universal access to healthcare information. The software assists healthcare providers to proactively manage and coordinate patient care across the community. Orion Health's integration and messaging products streamline the exchange of healthcare data within organizations and between business partners.

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, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.e-healthconference.com/

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.

For More information:
Tamarie Johnson
tamariej(at)tntcommunication.com
503-345-9257

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