Orion Health Named in Top Asia Pacific Awards

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Orion Health has been named as one of Asia's top 100 technology companies, in the Red Herring publication's Asia 100 2008 Awards. Orion Health was the only New Zealand company to win an award, competing against 200 private technology companies from 16 countries in the region.

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In the past twelve months, Orion Health has achieved several major milestones. We are doubling our software development efforts here in New Zealand and continuing to win major contracts throughout Europe and North America, and more recently in the Middle East and Asia.

Orion Health http://www.orionhealth.com, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, has been named as one of Asia's top 100 technology companies, in the Red Herring publication's Asia 100 2008 Awards.

Orion Health was the only New Zealand company to win an award, competing against 200 private technology companies from 16 countries in the region.

The Red Herring editorial team carefully selects the finalists based on quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their ecosystem.

Orion Health's CEO, Ian McCrae, welcomed the news saying, "In the past twelve months, Orion Health has achieved several major milestones. We are doubling our software development efforts here in New Zealand and continuing to win major contracts throughout Europe and North America, and more recently in the Middle East and Asia."

"The Red Herring nomination is recognition of the innovation and smart technology coming out of New Zealand."

Recently, the company received $4.78m in funding from Technology New Zealand, forming part of a $9.6m project fast-tracking its development of a revolutionary health IT product, expanding its business into new sectors in this market and doubling its New Zealand-based development staff numbers.

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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