Orion Health Congratulates Maine’s HealthInfoNet – Winners of the 2011 Healthcare Informatics IT Innovators Award

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orion Health, Inc., global leaders in Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, congratulates Maine’s HealthInfoNet, winners of Healthcare Informatics Annual IT Innovator Award, given during last nights awards ceremony held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando.

HealthInfoNet received the 2011 IT Innovator Award from Healthcare Informatics, a CIO-level publication specializing in issues of system selection, project management, enterprise integration and change management. The award recognizes the HIE’s leadership and creativity in building a robust and comprehensive clinically based statewide health information exchange. HealthInfoNet is organized as a public-private partnership and funded by a mixture of foundations, healthcare providers, state government, and federal grants. HealthInfoNet was developed to promote and sustain an integrated and reliable health information exchange, dedicated to delivering rapid access to patient health information across points of care.

Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President North America is pleased to see the HealthInfoNet team recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and innovation in building the solution. “While the technology used to build their HIE is not unique, the application of that technology is. HealthInfoNet chose to use a ‘best of breed’ strategy in its technology vendor selection and infrastructure development, and Orion Health is proud to be a cornerstone of that infrastructure.”

In addition to offering traditional HIE services, HealthInfoNet has positioned itself to support implementation of medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). It is also standardizing the clinical data within the exchange and translating it into standard terms, something other HIEs do not currently offer their participants.”

If attending HIMSS 2011 in Orlando, February 20- 24th, please come visit the Orion Health booth #5146 to learn more about our clinical workflow and integration technology solutions.

About Orion Health Health Information Exchange Solution

Orion Health Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution 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 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 helps physicians 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 HealthInfoNet

HealthInfoNet is an independent, nonprofit organization using health information technology to improve patient care quality and safety. The organization’s core function is the management of a secure electronic network, called a health information exchange, where health care providers can share important medical information on their patients. HealthInfoNet is also the recipient of a federal grant designating it as one of the 62 Regional Extension Centers (REC) created across the country. Funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the purpose of a REC is to help health care providers select, implement, and achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology. The organization is based in Portland, Maine. www.hinfonet.org.

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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