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Orion Health Scholarships

Orion Health Scholarships to Fast Track Information Science Innovation

$100,000 investment to provide five scholarships encourages students to
pursue careers in Information Science to lead innovation in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, February 22, 2013 Orion Health, a leading global
health software organisation, today announced the Orion Health Scholarship
in partnership with the University of Canterbury. Orion Health is a major
employer of information science graduates, and the new Scholarship enables
students to fast-track their degree through the participation in work
integrated learning.

The Scholarship will be offering a minimum of five undergraduate students
from the University of Canterbury, where Orion Health is committed to
investing in the city’s rebuild. The Scholarship will include financial
assistance to cover course fees as well as a ten-week summer internship at
Orion Health during the course of the program, providing valuable workplace

Ian McCrae, CEO for Orion Health says, “New Zealand is a country of
innovation with great pioneers such as Richard Pearse, Ernest Rutherford,
William Pickering, John Britten and others. Information Science is the new
frontier and we want more great NZ innovation here in our country. Orion
Health’s investment in this scholarship program will foster these next
generation innovators.”

University of Canterbury’s Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rod Carr says the University
is delighted to be entering into a partnership with Orion Health.

“This initiative with Orion Health reflects the University of Canterbury’s
commitment to engage with industry in ways that increase opportunities for
relevant work experience in students’ programmes of study. Over 35% of UC
students had a relevant work experience as part of their programmes of study
in 2012 and we are committed to increase these opportunities. This
relationship will benefit not only our students, but also Orion Health and
its customers.“

“I would like to thank Orion Health for its engagement with the University
of Canterbury and I look forward to seeing the positive outcomes that will,
inevitably, come from it.”

Details of the Scholarships include:

• $7,000 internship at Orion Health plus course fees provided to
selected students

• Five students, with scholarship tenable for two years

• Open to full-time BSc students majoring in Computer Science at the
University of Canterbury enrolled in all of the following courses in 2013:
COSC121 (S1), INFO125, COSC122, MATH120 and STAT101

• Recipients must pass the specified courses to retain this
scholarship. These include two summer work integrated learning courses
through an internship at Orion Health

• Applicants must be eligible for employment in New Zealand

• The scholarships will be awarded by Orion Health and the Department
of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury, on
the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising

• Two representatives of Orion Health;

o Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering or
nominee and;

o An academic member of staff of the Department of Computer Science and
Software Engineering

• In making its recommendation the Committee will take into account
factors including, but not limited to, academic merit (NCEA results in
relevant courses, and grades in courses) as well as additional supporting
factors, such as work experience, leadership/teamwork evidence and
community/volunteer work

For those students who are interested in applying for an Orion Health
Scholarship, applications must be made on the appropriate form, obtainable
from the from the University of Canterbury Scholarships website, and must be
forwarded to the Head of Department, Department of Computer Science and
Software Engineering, University of Canterbury, not later than March 31,

About Orion Health Inc.

Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is a leading global,
independently owned health software organisation. With an inherent ability
to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion
Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information
exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has
extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems
within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and
solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of
thousands of clinicians, and helps to facilitate care for tens of millions
of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion
Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs,
and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care
coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality
of care.


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