Orion Health Launches Cloud-Based Rhapsody Integration Engine on AWS, a Simple, Out-of-the-Box Solution for Complex Healthcare Organisations


Auckland, New Zealand - February 15, 2018 - Orion Health™, a leading provider of interoperability, population health management, and precision medicine solutions, today announced the global launch of Rhapsody as a Service (RaaS), a cloud-based integration solution, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Offering a full-service model to healthcare organisations, Orion Health also announced RaaS's global Integration as a Service (IaaS) capability to manage and maintain the entire integration engine for customers.

For many years, Orion Health's Rhapsody® Integration Engine has provided rapid and scalable interoperability to more than 640 customers in 36 countries globally. RaaS now offers the same powerful features and benefits to healthcare organisations working in a cloud environment. Adding expansive value with responsiveness and agility with best-in-class cloud-based integration RaaS also:

Provides rapid interoperability between healthcare systems, connecting solutions seamlessly, in less time, and at a lower cost

Eliminates or reduces expensive hardware and maintenance of on premises systems " Takes on the entire responsibility for a customer's integration solution with IaaS

Establishes a new and competitive pricing model, while using the latest version of Rhapsody's technology and configuration

Enables highly available deployments and services recover from failures automatically while minimizing downtime

Provides 24/7 pro-active monitoring and on-call expert engineers.

Today many healthcare organisations are dealing with vast amounts of data from a myriad of sources across their IT systems while struggling with aging IT infrastructure and layers of legacy technologies which are expensive to maintain. This demands intelligent data integration tools to enable organisations to have robust access to accurate and comprehensive data.

Orion Health CEO, Ian McCrae, believes that migrating from on premises servers to cloud-based services provides many benefits.

"As the healthcare sector takes advantage of the benefits of moving to the cloud as other industries have, and with the recent developments in healthcare compliance and certification, Orion Health is evolving solutions to help healthcare organisations transform their IT systems, helping them deliver improved patient care," said McCrae. "And as demands on healthcare IT systems increase, improving financial performance remains a priority for most public and private health organisations. Taking advantage of Rhapsody as a Service's simplicity, organisations can quickly realise cost savings, improve flexibility, reduce risk and increase security, deploy IT faster, and increase scalability."

Orion Health Head of Research and Development Mark Capill highlights RaaS's increased flexibility through providing elastic scalability.

"Rhapsody as a Service uses AWS to scale storage capacity and computing power so that the customer only uses, and pays for, what it needs," said Capill. "The solution also provides off-the-shelf compliance which adheres to the appropriate healthcare guidelines. This cloud-based solution aggregates and stores data in offsite and multiple locations while providing organisations with reliable access to their data."

Orion Health at HIMSS18

Orion Health will be showcasing the RaaS solution next month at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. Visit the Orion Health booth or attend an in-theater presentation, A Modern Cloud Engine in a Traditional On-Prem Healthcare World, hosted in the Amazon Web Services booth 1625, March 7, 2018 at 1:30pm PST.

About Orion Health

Orion Health (NZX:OHE) is a global health technology company that provides solutions which enable healthcare to more than 100 million patients globally. Built on an open platform, Orion Health is a leading provider of interoperability, population health management and precision medicine solutions. The company employs over 1200 people around the world and is committed to continual innovation, investing substantially in research and development to cement its position at the forefront of precision medicine. For more information visit www.orionhealth.com

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