Orion Health

Orion Health

May 27, 2013 10:08 ET

Orion Health Signs OEM License Agreement With Novari Health to Resell Rhapsody Integration Engine

Rhapsody simplifies complex interoperability across hospitals and health systems and lays the foundation for the delivery of consistent, efficient and high-quality patient care

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2013) - Orion Health, a leading global, independently-owned health software organization, today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Novari Health to incorporate its Rhapsody® Integration Engine into Novari's Access to Caretm solution which integrates specialist or surgical offices with hospital IT systems to allow eBooking and the automated reporting of wait times.

Novari's Access to Care system is the only off-the-shelf surgical eBooking, automated provincial wait times reporting, wait list management, pre-op standardization and business intelligence system of its kind. Over the last few years, the increased interfacing requirements at dozens of medical sites made the use of an internally developed integration engine unsustainable over the long term. There was a need for a more robust and user-friendly interface to support its growth.

The decision was made to integrate with Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine. Orion's solution exceeded Novari's requirements from a reliability, scalability, drag and drop message building, monitoring, alerts, ease of use, and short learning curve perspective.

"Deployed in three provinces, our Novari Access to Care solution easily interfaces with a variety of other IT systems including provincial wait list registries, master patient indexes, surgical information, scheduling and EMR and EHR systems to name a few," said John Sinclair, Vice President, Novari Health. "Incorporating the Rhapsody product adds to our technical strengths and integration capabilities, allowing us to reduce our costs while at the same time delivering a better integration experience for clients."

Both parties share the vision and mission of using their technologies in order to quickly provide healthcare practitioners with advanced tools to enable them to improve the quality of care for their patients.

"Several major healthcare software vendors use Rhapsody to provide integration between their products and other healthcare systems and we're pleased that Novari has chosen our solution," said Gary Folker, Senior Vice President, Orion Health. "When embedded into their product offerings, the solution offers flexible messaging capabilities without the need to depend on the facility staff or technology to successfully operate."

For OEM partners, Rhapsody allows them to:

  • Provide customer-specific changes without development
  • Add flexible interfaces to their products
  • Take control of delivery timelines
  • Add standards support without development

Orion Health has over 750 installations of Rhapsody worldwide. In Canada, Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine is at the heart of numerous healthcare solutions including OntarioMD's Hospital Report Manager product. In the U.S., Rhapsody is used by OEM partners like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who are currently in production with two instances of Rhapsody processing more than 200,000 transactions per hour.

About Novari Health Corporation

The Novari Access to Care system is helping to reduce surgical wait times at leading hospitals and health regions in Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The Novari system integrates the specialist offices with the Operating Room and other hospital based care venues while providing real time accurate wait time information to the various provincial wait time systems. An important element of the Novari system's success has been its ability to integrate with a host of provincial and hospital based software systems. Novari Health's list of business partners includes a who's who list of the premier enterprise healthcare technology vendors. Novari Access to Care is the only system of its kind in North America and is developed by a team of software developers and clinicians in Kingston, Ontario. More information can be found at www.novarihealth.com

About Orion Health Ltd

Orion Health is the only leading global, independently owned eHealth software company and is one of the world's leading providers of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions to healthcare organizations. Worldwide, Orion Health solutions are used in 30 countries by more than 300,000 clinicians. In Canada, thousands of clinicians and hundreds of provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems and EHRs, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com

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