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Orion Health™ Helps Gestion Sanitaria de Mallorca Become the First Electronic Health Record Solution for Community Care in Spain
Date:3/2/2010

Gestion Sanitaria de Mallorca (GESMA) has selected Orion Health™ technology to serve as the backbone for its electronic health record (EHR) solution, the first EHR solution to serve the needs of community care in Spain.

Palma, Spain (PRWeb UK) March 2, 2010 -- Gestion Sanitaria de Mallorca (GESMA), which consists of three medical facilities that focus on social-medical issues in Spain, has selected Orion Health™ technology to serve as the backbone for its electronic health record (EHR) solution. This is the first EHR solution to serve the needs of community care in Spain. Deploying Rhapsody® Integration Engine and Concerto® Portal software to GESMA will allow clinicians, nurses, psychiatrists and community care workers to share information on patients and co-develop care plans. This innovative EHR solution provides a single comprehensive view of patient data for users, helps reduce errors by streamlining information transfer, and provides a patient summary page which contains all of the patient’s medical history, procedures performed and tests run.

GESMA focuses on social-medical issues such as mental health, alcohol detoxification and chronic respiratory ailments. In the past, a patient’s clinical records were paper-based which made it difficult to share information across different healthcare facilities and between various providers. Now, with single sign-on, healthcare providers are able to view a patient’s medical history, which includes vital information such as tests that have been run and medications that have been prescribed. After a patient is treated a referral report is created which outlines the patient’s care plan, which all future providers can review. This greatly simplifies the process of providing medical care to patients as well as improves the diagnosis and treatment of future medical issues.

Toni Moragues, IT Manager at GESMA says that Orion Health’s solutions will help transform the way that patients are treated on an ongoing basis.

“In the past the process of treating patients and sharing their medical history with caregivers both on-site and at other facilities was time-consuming and not optimal. With Rhapsody and Concerto as the centerpiece, we will have a first-class patient-centered community care system that is the first of its kind in Spain. In addition we felt it was important to partner with a vendor who could grow with us over time and offer the flexibility to build an inter-disciplinary EHR for community care. Fujitsu is taking care of project management and Orion Health is the provider of the clinical solution, together they have offered us the best solution for the present and above all for the future,” Mr. Moragues concluded.

Orion Health President North America and EMEA Paul Viskovich says that by using Rhapsody and Concerto Portal software, GESMA is poised for success.

“We felt that GESMA’s goal of becoming the first EHR solution for community care in Spain was quite ambitious. But after reviewing their current system and discussing the direction they had in mind, it was clear that Rhapsody and Concerto Portal were exactly what they needed to achieve their goals. While there are many benefits that GESMA will enjoy today and in the future, the most important is that patient care will greatly improve.”

Jose María Moyano, Healthcare Director of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, explains that “The choice of Orion Health’s Rhapsody and Concerto together with the management from Fujitsu were key factors to deal with a project as ambitious and innovative as that of Gesma. This project will be an important driver in the management of services that Gesma offers and will place them in a leading position in social health information systems, both nationally and internationally.”

About the Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine
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 www.orionhealth.com/products.

About Orion Health™ 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 GESMA
GESMA is a public company integrated in the Health Service and an employee of the Council of Health and Consumption of the Government of the Baleric Islands. They are an integrated public health organization within the welfare network. For more information: www.gesma.org

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a global leader in providing solutions for business, based on information technologies. Its more than 175,000 employees provide support to customers in 70 countries. Fujitsu combines its global team of experts in systems and services with computing products and highly reliable communications and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported 4.6 billion yen (47,000 million USD) in consolidated revenues during fiscal year ended 31 March 2009. For more information: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Orion Health Ltd.
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, Orion Health’s 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 NHS Greater Glasgow, Spain’s IB Salut, South-Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Canada Health Infoway and Alberta Health Services. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Phillips and others.

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