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Community Hospital System Integrates Patient Data with Orion Health

Southern Oregon's Asante Health System looks to the Rhapsody Integration Engine to provide a new and advanced platform to migrate, manage and streamline message exchange from legacy systems and make that information accessible from the facility's electronic medical record solution.

Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) August 11, 2009 -- Asante Health System, based in Medford, Oregon, has selected the Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine to help create an integrated clinical record for physician access between its two main facilities. Rhapsody will provide Asante with a new and advanced platform to migrate, manage and streamline message exchange from legacy systems and make that information accessible from the facility's electronic medical record (EMR) solution.

Kate Amidei, Project Manager, Asante Health System, said the organization decided to seek the most innovative technology solution when it was obvious their current integration engine, Sun SeeBeyond eGate™, was reaching the end of its life.

"We looked at a number of different interface engines before selecting Rhapsody and considered criteria including monitoring tools, troubleshooting capabilities and vendor support. Because we were moving from an older technology foundation, the migration path was especially important and Orion Health's migration services were an important factor in our decision," said Ms. Amidei.

Orion Health President of North America and EMEA, Paul Viskovich, points to the company's history of integrating rural health communities by providing solutions to fit the needs of small health systems resulting in better performance, all-inclusive connections, and support open standards.

"The challenges faced by small hospitals are similar to large facilities yet budgets tend to be even more constrained. Streamlining messaging from legacy systems and various locations lays the foundation for data access that is seamless for the end users. Their investment is further extended with the future possibility of data exchange across the region using the tools they already have."

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

About Asante Health System
Asante Health System is a locally owned, tax-exempt health care system serving more than 600,000 residents in nine southern Oregon and northern California counties. Asante consists of Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford; Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass; and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region. Rogue Valley Medical Center is a 378-bed regional referral center offering nationally recognized heart care as well as advanced medical services in neurosurgery, emergency medicine, oncology, inpatient rehabilitation, neonatology and pediatrics. Three Rivers Community Hospital is a modern, 125-bed facility, serving residents in Josephine County and the surrounding area. Asante has over 3,500 employees and is the largest non-seasonal employer in the region. The Asante mission is simple: to provide quality health care services in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities it serves.

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, 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


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