Delegate Healthcare Solutions Selects Orion Health to Fast Track Data Integration and Improve Patient Safety

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Orion Health announces that Delegate Healthcare Solutions has selected Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine to ensure its solution can be rapidly integrated with its customer's hospital information systems. Delegate will provide healthcare workers with food service technologies specialized to the unique needs of the patient, improving patient safety and quality of care.

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Delegate understands that no two hospital systems are alike and recognizes that an easy and fast implementation will result in improved patient care

Orion Health http://www.orionhealth.com, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that Delegate Healthcare Solutions http://www.delegate-group.com has selected Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine http://www.orionhealth.com/rhapsody to ensure its solution can be rapidly integrated with its customer's hospital information systems. Delegate will provide healthcare workers with food service technologies specialized to the unique needs of the patient, improving patient safety and quality of care.

Rhapsody Integration Engine will serve as the platform to ensure that Delegate's meal and food production planning tools can incorporate patient data such as prescribed diets, allergies, intolerances and medications that may be stored in disparate hospital systems. Next generation technologies and advanced database design allows Delegate to serve large scale healthcare and contract management organizations in a centrally hosted single database solution. Rhapsody enables multiple disparate hospital systems data to be standardized and interfaced to the central server.

"Rhapsody's flexibility helps us rapidly create customized interfaces to meet the broad range of systems that we encounter in customer IT environments," said David Edwards, Vice President, Delegate Healthcare Solutions.

"Selecting Rhapsody not only meant that we had a solution with proven ability to quickly integrate systems in the healthcare setting, but it meant we also had access to Orion Health's depth of knowledge regarding hospital system integration."

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.

"Delegate understands that no two hospital systems are alike and recognizes that an easy and fast implementation will result in improved patient care," said Paul Viskovich, President, Orion Health North America.

"Rhapsody's visual interface and open architecture will help Delegate rapidly create large numbers of interfaces and troubleshoot data exchange without taxing customer resources."

Delegate Healthcare Solutions http://www.delegate-group.com provides software for the purchase, production, management and control of meals in the healthcare, hospitality and catering industries. With more than 2,500 installed solutions, Delegate software helps to reduce errors, improve patient satisfaction, measure and manage food costs and efficiently plan, order and deliver meals for patients around the world.

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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