St. Vincent’s HealthCare Chooses Orion Health For Health Information Exchange

Preeminent Florida health system partners with Orion Health to drive integrated connectivity across software systems and facilities, and enable improved communications with community physicians

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orion Health, the leader in health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions, today announced that St. Vincent’s HealthCare, a faith-based, not-for-profit health system in Jacksonville, Fla., has selected Orion Health HIE to connect disparate software systems and enable enterprise-wide sharing of clinical data as well as communications with community physicians.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare will implement Orion Health HIE to ensure seamless, real-time views of patients’ clinical history, drawn from various sources. Orion Health HIE includes Clinical Portal, an easy-to-use solution that provides a single view of the patient within and between facilities, organizations and regions; and is powered by Orion Health’s Rhapsody integration engine, which deploys rapid inter-system messaging and efficient exchange of electronic data. Orion Health HIE will allow physicians associated with St. Vincent’s to send and receive lab results, transmit orders, share transcribed reports and discharge summaries, and normalize the review of clinical data, among other uses.

“Orion Health’s HIE solution provides our physicians with the ability to exchange patient-related data with their peers both in the facility as well as in the surrounding community,” said Ann Carey, vice president and chief information officer, St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “This, combined with the ability to view patient data from various systems on a single dashboard, will empower physicians that work with us to advance our organizational mission of providing unmatched care to the people of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities.”

St. Vincent’s HealthCare selected Orion Health HIE because of its ease of use, the scalability and flexibility of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment and its ability to integrate fully across a broad range of disparate software systems. Additionally, the hospital system saw value in Orion Health HIE helping to achieve Meaningful Use requirements.

“The legacy of St. Vincent’s is rooted in providing comprehensive care and having strong ties to the community,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “Orion Health is proud to partner with this important care provider as it continues to expand the clinical reach of its physicians and have an even greater positive impact on those living in the region.”

About St. Vincent’s HealthCare

St. Vincent’s HealthCare includes: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Catherine Labouré Manor, St. Vincent’s Primary Care, Consolidated Laboratories, Advanced Patient Transportation, Seton Pharmacies and Consolidated Pharmacies. St. Vincent’s Medical Center was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke’s Hospital was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 100,000 associates serving in 70 general acute care hospitals.

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

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


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