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Hospitals and Health Systems Have a New Solution for Zero Footprint Image Exchange; Orion Health Announces Concerto Enterprise Image Viewer
Date:3/1/2010

Concerto Enterprise Image Viewer offers a cost-effective solution to access diagnostic images from multiple databases and share them across an enterprise or a health information exchange without high-end hardware expense.

Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) March 1, 2010 -- From the HIMSS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Orion Health announces a new solution to enable physicians to view images from multiple systems without negatively impacting network bandwidth. Based on Merge Healthcare technology, Concerto Enterprise Image Viewer creates a cost-effective solution to access diagnostic images from multiple databases and share them across an enterprise or a health information exchange (HIE) without high-end hardware expense.

Orion Health will present information on the new system at the HIMSS conference, March 1-4 at booth 1911.

Paul Viskovich, President Orion Health North America and EMEA, says hospitals and health information exchanges have encountered issues in relation to access, security, storage and bandwidth which have lead to restricted enterprise-wide exchange of diagnostic images.

“Diagnostic images are an important aspect of clinical decision making, enabling physicians to properly assess risk, diagnosis and treatment. Now there is a cost effective way to access these important components of the patient's healthcare record.”

Concerto Enterprise Image Viewer can display images from a PACS, XDS Repository, file system or archive from any browser on a desktop or mobile device, such as a laptop or tablet. Imaging functionality includes patient information management. The data supports the DICOM/HL7 standards and has full audit and security features. Without a need to duplicate data, storage requirements are mitigated. The use of server side image rendering significantly reduces bandwidth requirements, which was a large restriction in the past.

“Because the viewer is fully integrated with Concerto Portal, physicians are shown the images within the complete clinical record in a unified, patient-centric view without having to search individual systems. This saves physicians time and provides better data for clinical decisions,” Viskovich adds.

“We are very pleased with the way Orion Health has integrated our technology,” says Antonia Wells, President of Merge Healthcare’s OEM business. “Medical images are a tough challenge for an HIE, yet there are cost and quality issues if they are not available for physicians at the point of care. By integrating our Cedara WebAccess™, the Concerto Portal now brings customers an easy-to-use solution to this challenge.”

About Concerto™ Portal
A single sign-on physician portal, Concerto Portal connects multiple hospital information systems to provide a unified view of patient data across all clinical applications. Using a graphical interface, Concerto Portal allows physicians to present data to patients in order to better explain, inform and share health records securely and reliably. Improved access to information allows staff to make better clinical decisions leading to improved healthcare and better health outcomes. For more information please see www.orionhealth.com/products.

About Merge Healthcare
Merge Healthcare develops solutions that automate healthcare data and diagnostic workflow to enable a better electronic record of the patient experience, and to enhance product development for health IT, device and pharmaceutical companies. Merge products, ranging from standards-based development toolkits to sophisticated clinical applications, have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide for over 20 years. Merge will be exhibiting at HIMSS in Hall C, booth #3143. More information can be found at www.merge.com.

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, 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, Philips 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 http://www.orionhealth.com.

Orion Health, Rhapsody, Concerto, and Symphonia are registered trademarks of Orion Health Inc, its parent/or its affiliates. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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