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Orion Health Awarded Defence Healthcare Contract

Orion Health Awarded Defence Healthcare Management System Modernisation Program Subcontract

Auckland, Tuesday 6 October, 2015—Orion Health (OHE:NZX/ASX), is delighted to be appointed as the integration and interoperability partner as a member of the Leidos syndicate that has been awarded a major contract by the Department of Defence (DoD) in the United States.

The Leidos Partnership for Defence Health will provide an electronic health record (EHR) off-the-shelf solution, integration activities and deployment across the Military Health System. The contract, known as the Defence Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), is an initiative designed to modernize the military’s healthcare system in a meaningful way, enabling patients and clinicians to capture and share health data that can improve the continuity and quality of care for those who serve and have served our country and their families.

Modernising the medical records of the millions of service members and their families is vitally important to DoD. DHMSM will continue the DoD’s leadership in utilising the best healthcare technology in order to help improve medical outcomes and support the medical readiness of the U.S. military.

“Orion Health is proud to be part of the Leidos Partnership for Defence Health, the team that has been selected as the best value solution for the DHMSM contract,” said Paul Viskovich, North American President, Orion Health. “Together, our qualified and experienced team is working with the Department of Defence to deliver a world class interoperable electronic health records solution for the United States armed forces, their families and beneficiaries.”

The Department of Defence has selected Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine®, which is designed for rapid interoperability between healthcare IT systems, regardless of technology or standards. Rhapsody will provide the required link between the DoD’s Cerner EHR system and the facilities that provide care to over 50 percent of military personnel. Through continuous innovation, Rhapsody provides a comprehensive set of tools to simplify complex healthcare interoperability, and is the first integration engine to implement the new HL7® FHIR® standard.

Orion Health CEO, Ian McCrae believes this new contract is another example of the ever growing applications, of their versatile software solutions. “Rhapsody has for a long time been a world class integration engine, recognised for its ease of use, flexibility and ability to support very large projects and implementations. Our expert domain knowledge in integration is now opening up a number of new opportunities for us all around the world and this DoD contract is testament to that – we are very excited about the potential for this deal.”

Rhapsody is used by thousands of organizations in the United States and around the world, including hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks, software companies, public health agencies, health information exchanges (HIE), health insurance companies and financial clearinghouses. The integration engine provides comprehensive support for an extensive range of communication protocols and message formats, and helps interface analysts and hospital IT administrators reduce their workload while meeting the complex technical challenges associated with making healthcare data accessible to all stakeholders.


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