Orion Health™ Rhapsody User Group 2009, Boston Starts Today New Interoperability Expo Helps Ignite Record Attendance

Orion Health kicked-off its annual North American East Coast Rhapsody User Group in Boston, at The Liberty Hotel today, which for the first time includes an Interoperability Expo featuring several Orion Health’s vendor partners showcasing how they utilize Rhapsody to connect and exchange data with other applications.

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Boston, Massachusetts (Vocus) October 21, 2009

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, kicked-off its annual North American East Coast Rhapsody User Group in Boston, at The Liberty Hotel today. The Rhapsody Integration Engine is a top-rated data integration solution that was recently tested showing the ability to process over 1.3 million HL7 messages per hour.

For the first time ever, attendees at this year’s user group will have the opportunity to use Rhapsody to interface directly with other vendor systems, at the Orion Health Interoperability Expo, showing Rhapsody’s ease of use and interoperability. Partners participating in the expo include Hill-Rom, Hospira, CSC, Intranexus and Xwave, among others.

As always, the Rhapsody User Group attracts various users from all over North America to share best practices, understand the latest product updates and attend new training sessions. Including presentations from not only Orion Health Executives, but also from fellow Rhapsody users.

Art Ramos, Rhapsody Services Director, Orion Health North America says, “Our Rhapsody User Groups are focused on maximizing the return on investment for customers by connecting them with other users and our partners to share knowledge. In addition to benefiting the customers, we benefit by having the opportunity to hear unique implementations and foster feedback for product improvements”.

This year’s East Cost User Group includes two new sessions:

  •     Rhapsody Advanced Database Connectivity covering common scenarios encountered when connecting to a database from Rhapsody. The available Rhapsody features and database components will be presented as well as best practices and common problems.
  •     Interoperability Expo which will feature several of Orion Health’s vendor partners showcasing how they utilize Rhapsody to connect and exchange data with other applications. In addition, users will be given an advanced preview of the upcoming Rhapsody 3.4 release and an opportunity to try out some of the new features.

Also attending are Orion Health employees from global headquarters in New Zealand, who’ll be meeting with North American customers and presenting innovative solution scenarios and best practices from sites around the world.

Cost effective, easy to use and easy to maintain, Rhapsody is a top-rated solution meeting hospital and healthcare organization integration needs. Rhapsody enables healthcare organizations to seamlessly transfer information both internally and externally, without the need to replace existing information systems.

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=769839.

About Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine
Orion Health Rhapsody is a powerful integration engine that delivers advanced inter-system messaging capabilities to health sector organizations of all kinds. Rhapsody is designed for rapid, effortless installation and use, and enables quick accurate and efficient exchange of electronic data. For more information please see http://www.orionhealth.com/products.

About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is a leading global provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. 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, the Orion Health 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 implements health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Vermont Health Information Exchange, Canada Health Infoway, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Phillips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several of the U.K.’s NHS Trust Hospitals. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.
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