LONDON, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the population health management (PHM) solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Orion Health Limited (Orion Health) with the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Orion Health's all-around capabilities in PHM position the company as a one-stop provider of PHM solutions such as data acquisition, aggregation, analytics, care coordination, patient engagement, and precision medicine. For healthcare organizations that are ahead of the technology curve, it offers a long-term roadmap for leveraging PHM components to drive evidence-based personalized care for different risk groups.
"While most EHR vendors focus on care coordination and patient engagement, Orion Health focuses on a host of factors ranging from data acquisition and aggregation to the adoption of PHM and consulting services," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Srikanth Venkataraman. "These functions are vital for change management among healthcare providers to facilitate shifts in roles and responsibilities."
The quality of Orion Health's standalone components—such as its integration engine, analytics solution, care coordination solution and patient engagement solution—position the company to further expand its customer base in Europe. For instance, Rhapsody, its integration engine, supports existing protocols such as HL7, EDIFACT, NCPDP, and X12; emerging standards such as FHIR; and custom formats including CSV, Fixed Width, and XML. Additionally, it supports multiple operating systems (OS) including Windows, Linux, HPUX, and Solaris.
The Rhapsody platform acquires different types of data such as medication history, lab data, and claims data from disparate sources to facilitate a multidimensional analysis of patient records. Further, Orion Health employs the Amadeus Platform as its analytics solution to identify gaps in care and areas where productivity can be optimized. The actionable insights are fed into Coordinate, the care coordination solution designed to develop personalized care plans that are most effective for different risk groups of patients.
Orion Health's Engage, its patient engagement component, allows providers and payers to increase awareness among patients on the importance of being involved in healthier activities. Finally, Orion Health delivers consulting services to address change management issues that result from the transition from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value services.
"For healthcare organizations that choose to work with EHR vendors, Orion Health offers components that are usually missing from their portfolios," noted Srikanth Venkataraman. "It is a visionary vendor that recognizes that data standardization is an unattainable goal and that its solutions need to work with different data types from a wide variety of sources."
Orion Health has already won mega contracts in the nascent market in major European countries including the UK, France, and Spain. It has also demonstrated an ability to build strategic partnerships with consulting vendors for large-scale PHM.
Orion Health has designed its PHM components to work in groups or as standalone solutions in cases where healthcare providers choose to work with EHR vendors. Its various products serve an array of applications and meet customers' demand for quality, functionality, and price-performance; hence, Orion Health has ably convinced healthcare providers that PHM initiatives can be successful.
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About Orion Health Limited
Founded in 1993, Orion Health is an award-winning, global provider of healthcare information technology advancing population health and precision medicine solutions for personalised care across the entire health community.
Today, all around the world there are vast levels of waste in healthcare and clinicians and caregivers are not empowered with the right information to deliver the best possible care. Our driving purpose at Orion Health is to revolutionise global healthcare so every individual receives the perfect care for them.
With our head office in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health employs more than 1,200 people in 24 offices across 15 countries. Today our healthcare information technology solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries and used to facilitate healthcare for more than 100 million patients.
At Orion Health we believe that software needs to do more than serve up data, it needs to provide insights in real time to the people that need it, when they need it. That is why we are building thinking software for life – a smart suite of applications, built on new generation technology, that will give everyone healthier, happier and longer lives.
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