North Dakota Health Information Network Selects Orion Health’s HIE Platform to Power Statewide Health Information Exchange

Orion Health HIE, Direct Secure Messaging and Business Intelligence Solutions Give Providers the Necessary Tools to Provide Higher Quality Care and Expand Preventative Care Programs

North Dakota Health Information Network Selects Orion Health’s HIE Platform to Power Statewide Health Information Exchange

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, the leader in eHealth technology, and the (NDHIN) today announced that NDHIN has selected to power North Dakota’s statewide health information exchange (HIE). NDHIN providers will utilize Orion Health HIE to enhance a number of healthcare programs aimed at improving care transitions, streamlining physician-to-physician referrals and expanding existing immunization registry data, among others. Orion Health HIE will provide the technology backbone supporting NDHIN programs that advance the network’s core vision: Quality healthcare for all North Dakotans – anywhere, anytime.

After an extensive search process involving review of multiple HIE systems, North Dakota’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee selected Orion Health HIE because of its powerful information sharing capabilities, its ability to easily integrate with various technology platforms utilized by government agencies and healthcare organizations across the state, and Orion Health’s experience making statewide health exchange initiatives successful and sustainable. NDHIN plans on deploying Orion Health HIE, which is anchored by its core solutions Orion Health Clinical Portal, and Clinical Data Repository, as a SaaS (software as a service) offering. Additionally, NDHIN will deploy value-added modules with Orion Health HIE: , which will enable fast, secure, standards-compliant communications between various healthcare providers and organizations, and , which provides a platform to easily report on clinical information.

“As a large, sparsely populated state, the success of NDHIN depends on its ability to bridge multiple providers across several technology platforms,” said Sheldon Wolf, North Dakota Health Information Technology director. “The enhanced features of Orion Health HIE and Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging will ensure providers have access to the most recent patient information and the ability to securely communicate patient data quickly. These capabilities will help improve clinical communications between hospitals and physician practices while helping to expand preventative care programs, such as smoking cessation and the state immunization registry.”

“The implementation of Orion Health HIE with Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging is another step forward for NDHIN,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “As NDHIN moves forward and continues to expand, Orion Health will draw upon its years of experience working with and deploying statewide and countrywide HIEs to ensure all providers are able to deliver the highest quality care.”

The mission of the NDHIN is to advance the adoption and use of technology to exchange health information and improve healthcare quality, patient safety and overall efficiency of healthcare and public health services of North Dakota.

The North Dakota Health Information Network creates a safe, secure connection for life’s critical moments. For more information, visit .

Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.

In the U.S., Orion Health™ HIE provides the technology backbone for state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine is used by nearly all state and local health departments for public health reporting. Customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, Geisinger Health System, Inland Empire HIE, Kaiser Permanente, Lahey Clinic, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Maine HealthInfoNet, Massachusetts Health Information Highway, New Hampshire Health Information Organization and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. For more information, visit . Connect with us on , and .