Orion Health Named a Leader in IDC Health Information Exchange MarketScape Report

Boston, MA - Orion Health™, a population health management and healthcare integration company, today announced that it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape report, titled “U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment.” Orion Health is one of only seven vendors evaluated in the report, all of which were selected based on their market share, market penetration, and growth potential.

This IDC MarketScape report, which provides an evaluation of the leading health information exchange (HIE) technology vendors in the healthcare industry, specifically highlights Orion Health's Healthier Populations Solution Suite, a comprehensive set of interoperability and data aggregation tools including the following products:

  • Open Platform: Combines the company's world-class integration engine technology with a highly-scalable and flexible modern database architecture, making it possible for healthcare organisations to drive informed action across various clinical settings.
  • Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine: Provides seamless connectivity between legacy and next-generation health systems, simplifying complex healthcare interoperability.
  • Clinical Portal: Grants secure, online access to all users in the community involved in patient care to a single, accurate patient record that contains centralised data from all the connected source systems.
  • eHealth Exchange Gateway: Creates a secure, standards-based, auditable and bi-directional connection between Orion Health and the eHealth Exchange enabling users to share and query complete patient information with other HIEs and federal agencies.

The report noted that one of Orion Health's primary assets is its Rhapsody Integration Engine— as its ability to integrate with any HIT system enables true interoperability. The report also cited that another Orion Health strength is that it uses open APIs, so its clients and third-party developers can develop their own applications to run on the Orion Health Open Platform, and that the Open Platform is unique in that it uses Apache Cassandra, an innovative, open source distributed database management system.

Additionally, Orion Health's big data platform is able to ingest and process clinical, claims and less traditional data types, such as data from wearables and genomics, in real-time.

"Healthcare organisations seeking population health and accountable care solutions built on a strong interoperability foundation should consider Orion Health," recommends Lynne A. Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights.

“With its origins as a leader in health information exchange, our Healthier Populations Solution Suite has set the standard for data-driven end-to-end population health management,” said Paul Viskovich, Global President at Orion Health. “Being recognised by IDC for not only our easy-to-use integration engine, but also our robust technology that supports population health and ACO initiatives, is something we are very proud of and is a true testament to the breadth, depth and flexibility of our solutions. We plan to continue to invest in research and development and continue to bring leading, next-generation technologies to the healthcare market.”

The complete IDC “U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment” MarketScape report can be downloaded here

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.