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Orion Health Scotland

Orion Health has a long and successful affiliation with Scotland, which first dates back to 2004, when we delivered what is now an integrated digital health and care record for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Since then our customer base has expanded significantly, to the point that by 2015, NHS Lanarkshire, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Dumfries & Galloway and NHS Fife were each using our Clinical Portal solution. This was used as the drive to bring together patient information from disparate sources into a single record.

These successful projects, alongside the region’s drive for integrated and person-centred health and care led Orion Health to open a new office in Glasgow in December 2014.

Scotland is a region of firsts for Orion Health implementations, and we’re now known for much more than our Clinical Portal solution. Our Order Communications, Problem List and Medicines Management solutions are now well established and delivering significant benefit to clinicians and patients in this region.

In 2017, Golden Jubilee National Hospital was the first Orion Health customer globally to go live with the Patient Portal solution. This allows a cohort of patients with congenital heart conditions to become more involved in the care they receive by accessing valuable information about their condition, and indeed share that information using their smart phones in emergency situations to ensure appropriate care is delivered.

We have also been very successful in enabling regional information sharing. In the summer of 2017, our five health board customers in the West of Scotland went fully live with a project to link their Orion Health portals together to improve cross-boundary care. The project now serves a population of over 2.2 million people and positively impacts over 10% of all elective procedures.

In 2019, we officially launched another exciting regional sharing project in the North of Scotland. This originally encompassed NHS HighlandNHS GrampianNHS Shetland and NHS Orkney, with NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley following suit. Orion Health technology now enables information sharing across health and care for the benefit of more than 75% of the Scottish population.

Scotland continues to be a hotbed of innovation in digital health and care, with many more transformational projects to improve patient outcomes, clinical workflow and organisational efficiencies underway.

Our Customers

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    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC)

    NHSGGC serves a population of 1.14 million and employs around 39,000 staff – it is the largest NHS organisation in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. NHSGGC has been a customer of Orion Health since 2004. Over the years we have expanded our offering within the NHSGGC to deliver two new modules, Medicines Reconciliation and Problem List. In addition, the NHSGGC is extending its use of Orion Health’s Coordinate solution by adopting Healthcare Pathways to support care coordination and patient transfer and handover. NHSGGC is also one of five health boards to join an ambitious project to create a regional portal for the West of Scotland. This links between its Orion Health portal and the portals in use at Golden Jubilee National Hospital, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The successful completion of the project means that clinicians at hospitals, serving a population of 2.2 million people, can access information about their patients quickly and easily.

    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC)

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    Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH)

    As a national resource for NHS Scotland, the GJNH is a major centre for regional and national heart and lung services, orthopaedics and other key specialties and governed by its own health board. GJNH have been an Orion Health customer since 2011 when we provided them with a Clinical Portal. As of 2017, GJNH is now piloting a Patient Portal that could lead to improvements in the way it engages with patients. GJNH is also one of five health boards to join an ambitious project to create a regional portal for the West of Scotland. This links between its Orion Health portal and the portals in use at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The successful completion of the project means that clinicians at hospitals, serving a population of 2.2 million people, can access information about their patients quickly and easily.

    Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH)

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    NHS Fife

    NHS Fife is a large rural area with varied geography and several centres of population. Their strategic aim has been to develop integrated services accessible in as many localities as possible. NHS Fife have been a customer of Orion Health since 2015 and have provided an integrated health and social care record for a comprehensive range of adult services including adult social work and housing services. The implementation was prompted by the Scottish Government’s requirement that every health board and local authority in Scotland must integrate its healthcare service.

    NHS Fife

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    NHS Dumfries & Galloway

    NHS Dumfries and Galloway serves a population of 148,190 within a large geographical area of about 2,400 square miles and have been a customer of Orion Health since 2014. They have since implemented Rhapsody, Clinical Portal and Problem Lists module. NHS Dumfries and Galloway is also one of five health boards to join an ambitious project to create a regional portal for the West of Scotland. This links between its Orion Health portal and the portals in use at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The successful completion of the project means that clinicians at hospitals, serving a population of 2.2 million people, can access information about their patients quickly and easily.

    NHS Dumfries & Galloway

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    NHS Ayrhire & Arran

    NHS Ayrshire & Arran provide health care to almost 400,000 people and have been a customer of Orion Health since 2012 and have implemented Rhapsody and Clinical Portal. Their strategic direction is based on continuous improvement and services that are centred on the patient or service user. NHS Ayrshire & Arran is also one of five health boards to join an ambitious project to create a regional portal for the West of Scotland. This links between its Orion Health portal and the portals in use at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, and NHS Lanarkshire. The successful completion of the project means that clinicians at hospitals, serving a population of 2.2 million people, can access information about their patients quickly and easily.

    NHS Ayrhire & Arran

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    NHS Lanarkshire

    NHS Lanarkshire is responsible for improving the health of more than 654,490 people living within the North and South Lanarkshire local authority areas. They have been a customer of Orion Health since 2012. NHS Lanarkshire is also one of five health boards to join an ambitious project to create a regional portal for the West of Scotland. This links between its Orion Health portal and the portals in use at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The successful completion of the project means that clinicians at hospitals, serving a population of 2.2 million people, can access information about their patients quickly and easily.

    NHS Lanarkshire

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    NHS Grampian

    NHS Grampian tailor to the needs of the Grampian population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. NHS Grampian has been a customer of Orion Health since 2017 and is one of the health boards in the North of Scotland that has access to an integrated digital view of a patient's health and social care data with the region's Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal will see information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Grampian

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    NHS Shetland

    NHS Shetland is responsible for health care for a population of around 23,000. Their vision is to deliver sustainable high quality, local health and care services, that are suited to the needs of the population. NHS Shetland has been a customer of Orion Health since 2017 and is one of the health boards in the North of Scotland that has access to an integrated digital view of a patient's health and social care data with the region's Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal will see information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Shetland

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    NHS Orkney

    NHS Orkney is the smallest territorial health board in Scotland and is responsible for the health care of the population of Orkney, which is made up of approximately 21,500 people. NHS Orkney has been a customer of Orion Health since 2017 and is one of the health boards in the North of Scotland that has access to an integrated digital view of a patient's health and social care data with the region's Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal will see information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Orkney

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    NHS Highland

    The population of NHS Highland is 320,000 people and is spread over 32,500 square kilometres, making it one of the largest and most sparsely populated Health Boards in the UK. NHS Highland has been a customer of Orion Health since 2017 and is one of the health boards in the North of Scotland that has access to an integrated digital view of a patient's health and social care data with the region's Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal sees information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Highland

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    NHS Tayside

    NHS Tayside had a combined population of 416,090 and includes 3 major and a number of community hospitals, including the University of Dundee’s Medical School attached to the regions flagship institute, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. It also includes over 60 GP surgeries and a variety of health centres staffed by thousands of employees of the health region. They have been a customer of Orion Health since 2019 when they joined the North of Scotland Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal will see information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Tayside

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    NHS Forth Valley

    NHS Forth Valley provides a large number of health services to a population of around 288,000 across Central Scotland. They have been a customer of Orion Health since 2019 when they joined the North of Scotland Care Portal. Using Orion Health's web based technology, the new portal will see information shared from providers in NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside and NHS Forth Valley.

    NHS Forth Valley

Customer Videos

What Our Customers Say

  • Portal has given me peace of mind - my medical records are on me at all times which can be accessed really quickly without the need to search for files. It is also helpful that both my wife and sister have access to my digital records in case there is a situation where I can't provide the information myself.

    John McPhie

    A patient from the Scottish Highlands on the Patient Portal

  • If I am seeing a new patient, or a follow-up patient who has had investigations done, or a patient on chemotherapy, then I want to see their test results, and their scan results, and their treatment log. Now, I can do that without going in and out of the SCI stores, which is a huge benefit.

    Nick Reed

    Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Beatson Oncology Centre on the West of Scotland regional portal

Resources

Videos

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    Gary Birks

    GM, UK & Ireland

    Gary joined Orion Health in August 2016 as General Manager for the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining the company, he held the position of Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Dell. Gary has 20+ years of experience in technology, with most of that time spent in the Health sector in both the public and private sectors. He holds a Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Central Lancashire.

    Gary Birks

    GM, UK & Ireland

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    Nick Willox

    Sales Director, UK & Ireland

    Nick joined Orion Health in April 2013 as a Sales Director for Scotland and Ireland. Nick began his career working in the NHS before moving into the private sector in 1990. Nick has 25+ years of experience across sales and account management spanning Pharmaceutical and Healthcare markets supporting local, regional and national eHealth strategies.

    Nick Willox

    Sales Director, UK & Ireland

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    Pauline McLean

    Clinical Consultant

    Pauline joined Orion Health as a Clinical Consultant in 2014. She has 25+ years experience in nursing, project management and Healthcare IT having come from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Pauline brings unique insight and understanding of end user and organisational needs, making her a key member of the greater Orion Health team.

    Pauline McLean

    Clinical Consultant

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    Colin Gray

    Services Delivery Director, UK & Ireland

    Colin joined Orion Health in March 2016 as Regional Lead for the North in the Professional Services Group. In July 2017, he became Country Manager for Scotland and later went onto become Services Delivery Director of UK & Ireland in 2018. Colin has delivered a wide range of business, technology and software related programmes in the Healthcare, Government and Financial Services sectors over the past 20+ years, and has extensive consulting, programme management and commercial management experience.

    Colin Gray

    Services Delivery Director, UK & Ireland

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