Stormont Vail Selects Orion Health’s Rhapsody

Integrated healthcare system will use Rhapsody Integration Engine® to migrate and integrate more than 130 interfaces systemwide

Topeka, Kan. — August 2, 2016 Orion Health announced today that Stormont Vail Health (SVH) has selected Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine® to replace a legacy engine that could no longer meet their integration and interoperability needs. Rhapsody achieves rapid interoperability between healthcare IT systems, which enables connected solutions in less time and at a lower cost. Rhapsody can support all healthcare message formats and standards, which include HL7® (v2 and v3), HL7 FHIR®, CCDA, NCPDP, X12, IHE, DICOM, XML, binary, delimited and legacy formats.

Based in Topeka, Kansas, SVH is made up of providers, primary care and specialty physician clinics, a 586-bed acute care hospital and other services. In January 2016, the IT team at SVH undertook a rigorous selection process in which they reviewed the top vendors listed by KLAS and then narrowed it down to their top two. After running parallel Proof of Concept (POC) projects and in-depth due diligence into the shortlisted candidates, Rhapsody was selected as the Integration Engine to which SVH will migrate over all of their interfaces.

“I wanted a product that my team would enjoy using every day,” said Judy Corzine, administrative director and CIO of SVH. “My team was much more comfortable with Rhapsody’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) than anything else they had seen and they were very confident that they would be able to migrate all of the interfaces to Rhapsody without the need to hire any additional IT staff.” Corzine added that Rhapsody gives SVH the ability to expand functionalities and components without incurring additional capital expenses.

SVH also felt more assured with Orion Health’s migration strategy, which includes a conversion tool that will help convert its legacy interfaces (written in Monk) into new Rhapsody interfaces with minimal changes. 

Orion Health’s training plan includes both in-person and online (certification) programs, with simple to understand and engaging self-paced learning. Further, Rhapsody gives users an online wiki (called “Doki”) where users can quickly and easily access documentation and answers, rather than having to search an index-based help file.

SVH’s vision is to be a national leader in providing compassionate, high-quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community. SVH leaders recognized that leveraging the right technology is a critical factor in achieving effective and efficient coordinated care, which helped drive their decision to choose Rhapsody.

“The pricing—which includes an unlimited license—met my expectations,” said Corzine. “I was very happy with the contracting process and feel that we have chosen a stable, long-term partner.”

“We are privileged to be selected by SVH to help fulfill their vision with the right technology to meet their integration and interoperability needs,” said Baz Patel, sales director at Orion Health. “Rhapsody provides a comprehensive set of tools that will help SVH with their current requirements to get off their legacy engine with zero risk, and the same platform will accommodate any new and future requirements.”

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