Lehigh Valley Health Network Selects Orion Health for Enterprise Health Information Exchange

Leading Pennsylvania integrated delivery network offers easy, secure access to comprehensive patient data for physicians and clinicians across 50+ affiliated hospitals, clinics and health centers

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orion Health, the leader in health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions, today announced that Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has selected the Company’s HIE solution for easy and secure access and exchange of comprehensive patient data between care providers in three full-service hospitals, nine health centers and more than 40 primary and specialty clinics in the state. LVHN, an integrated delivery network (IDN) consistently recognized for its technology leadership and innovation, will leverage Orion Health HIE, which includes its Clinical Portal, Rhapsody Integration Engine and Clinical Data Repository.

“Orion Health provides us with a flexible, easy-to-use solution that gives providers across our locations a single, comprehensive view of their patients’ medical history, while insuring security and privacy,” said Harry Lukens, chief information officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network. “Most importantly, it enables physicians to have the information they need at the right place and the right time in order to make better healthcare decisions.”

Orion Health HIE aggregates patient data from many sources to enable physicians and clinicians in LVHN’s affiliated facilities to see a consistent view of the patient regardless of the location of the patient or provider. The solution and its capabilities provide LVHN with a solid foundation to further improve the health of the communities it serves. In the future, LVHN plans to institute immunization record sharing across local schools and enhanced population health management, and will use Orion Health’s care management products to share critical data on chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and COPD.

“Communication is critical to the success of just about anything we do,” said Ronald Swinfard, MD, LVHN’s president and CEO. “Properly communicating health information is especially important. Setting up a network between care providers and schools that offers quick access to detailed and accurate information will mean better care and is the right thing to do for children and families in our region.”

“Lehigh makes an ideal partner because of its status as a leader in healthcare and passion for leveraging technology to improve care delivery,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “With its plans for sharing patient data throughout the community, Lehigh is well-positioned to unite doctors, clinics, hospitals and other caregivers to boost the quality of care in the region.”

LVHN was recently included as one of Hospital and Health Networks’ 2011 Most Wired Hospitals and named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. It is also nationally certified as a Primary Stroke Center and partners with the University of South Florida in providing innovative medical education programs.

About Orion Health™ Health Information Exchange

Orion Health Health Information Exchange (HIE) provides a platform for exchanging patient information between organizations and across regions to enable a shared view of the patient records and provides a foundation for community care and disease management solutions. The HIE solution offers a collection of components featuring an integration engine, enterprise master patient index (EMPI), physician and patient portals, data repository, customizable notifications, provider index, and analytical and quality reporting tools. The application aids physician to manage disease programs by automatically coordinating care tasks between multiple healthcare providers, and enabling clinicians to set up plans of care that are consistent with "best-practice" guidelines. With over 15 years of experience and more customers across the globe than any other vendor in this market, Orion Health is the leader in HIE solutions. For more information please see www.orionhealth.com/solutions/healthcare-organizations/health-information-exchange.

About Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes three hospital facilities - two in Allentown and one in Bethlehem, Pa.; nine health centers caring for communities in four counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region; pharmacy, imaging and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Lehigh Valley Health Network has been recognized by US News & World Report for 16 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Hospitals. Additional information is available at lvhn.org and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Orion Health Inc.

Orion Health™ is the leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provider with expertise in 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 enabling the exchange of healthcare information among disparate systems and providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By extending existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer. Orion Health HIE also supports Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) continuing their goal of improved care coordination, cost savings and better quality of care.

Worldwide, Orion Health has deployed health information communities involving over 35 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active clinical users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, 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, Ochsner Health System, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spain's IB Salut, South Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

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