New Zealand’s Orion Health signs US$100m deal in Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma selects Orion Health as sole vendor for its health information exchange
After winning a series of major international deals, Orion Health has won a global tender worth $100 million for the complete health exchange system across the whole of Oklahoma, in the United States.
Oklahoma, with a population of four million, has a vision to be a top state in terms of health outcomes and is implementing world leading systems to achieve this.
Orion Health Chief Executive Officer Ian McCrae says the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for these systems to support better clinical decision-making and ultimately get citizens more involved in their own healthcare.
“The pandemic has accelerated investment in health-tech infrastructure around the globe. For the likes of Oklahoma, storing and aggregating vast volumes of different clinical data, and surfacing it in data analytics, brings them a step closer to delivering the right care, for the right patient, at the right time and in the right place.
Oklahoma is in the vanguard of health regions with such procurements and this upsurge has resulted in a new business pipeline for Orion Health in excess of half-a-billion dollars.
“We’re seeing an increasing number of these tenders around the globe and our win rate has been over 60%. We now provide services across most of Scotland, large parts of the UK, as well as other parts of the US and Continental Europe. We’re also receiving significant interest out of the Middle East as that part of the world tackles how to leverage data to drive better health outcomes for its citizens.
“It’s a global movement that our recalibrated business is well placed to leverage,” says McCrae.
The Health Exchange system (HIE) will be known as the Oklahoma State-wide Health Information Network and Exchange (OKSHINE) and is expected to launch in the second half of 2021.
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About Oklahoma Health Care Authority
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority administers two health programs for the state. The first is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. Currently, there are 827,657 Oklahomans enrolled in OHCA’s programs. The agency contracts with a network of approximately 60,000 providers. For more information visit oklahoma.gov/ohca or www.insureoklahoma.org.