eGate Customers Look to Orion Health for Simplified Interface Migration

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Orion Health today made available a case study recounting best practices from Iowa Health System who when informed that their current version of eGate was near retirement and that upgrading to the latest version would require a complete rewrite of their interfaces, decided to look at other options.

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We wanted a solution that offered us more than eGate was offering. We wanted more power, flexibility and capabilities.

Hospitals and health systems using Sun Microsystems’ sunsetting eGate are turning to Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine to help them quickly, accurately and cost-effectively migrate their existing interfaces, while also adopting a solution that provides greater flexibility, stability, and a more robust system.

Orion Health today made available a case study recounting best practices from Iowa Health System who when informed that their current version of eGate was near retirement and that upgrading to the latest version would require a complete rewrite of their interfaces, decided to look at other options. To download the complete case study, please go to: http://www.orionhealth.com/case-studies/north-america/iowa-health-system-des-moines-ia-usa

Doug Heisler, Senior Interface Specialist at Iowa Health System, explains, “We wanted a solution that offered us more than eGate was offering. We wanted more power, flexibility and capabilities.”

“Our move to Rhapsody was quick and painless. Rhapsody’s intuitve GUI with the drag-and-drop feature enabled us to migrate from our old engine virtually seamlessly, minimizing customer disruptions. As a result we have a flexible solution enabling us to better support our customers.”

Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President of North America and EMEA Operations, states, “eGate users are facing quite a challenge now that their current interface solution is scheduled to be retired. Upgrading to the latest version of Sun’s engine requires rewriting of interfaces which puts tremendous pressure on IT staffing and budget.”

“Iowa Health System has found that migration to Rhapsody is saving them time and money as they were able to avoid rewriting interfaces and improving their productivity with the additional capabilities included in Rhapsody. The product is also highly intuitive and Iowa was able to reduce new team member training time by up to 60 percent.”

Orion Health solutions use standards-based technology to integrate data within a facility and external partners without incurring costly rip and replace approaches. Currently the company helps facilities and healthcare communities that connect 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users.

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 Iowa Health System
Iowa Health System is the state's first and largest integrated health system, serving nearly one of every three patients in Iowa. Through relationships with 26 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 140 physician clinics, Iowa Health System provides care throughout Iowa and western Illinois.

Iowa Health System entities employ the state's largest nonprofit workforce, with nearly 20,000 employees working toward innovative advancements to deliver the best outcome for every patient every time. Each year, through more than 2.5 million patient visits, Iowa Health System hospitals and clinics provide a full range of care to patients and families. With annual revenues of $2 billion, Iowa Health System is the sixth largest nondenominational health system in America and provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities.

About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is a leading 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, 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 is a Canada Health Infoway Preferred Solution and has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several UK NHS Trust Hospitals. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

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