TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
About Stormont Vail Health
Stormont Vail Health is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system based in Topeka, Kansas. It is comprised of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care center, and Cotton O'Neil, a multi-specialty physician group with 230 primary care and specialty care physicians. More than 4,500 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 27 other locations, including the Cotton O'Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center and multiple primary care clinics throughout northeast Kansas. Stormont Vail Health has achieved and maintained Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Stormont Vail Hospital has the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and only verified trauma center.
About Orion Health
Orion Health is a technology company that provides solutions that enable healthcare to over 100 million patients in more than 25 countries. Its open technology platform seamlessly integrates all forms of relevant data to deliver population health and precision medicine solutions across the entire health community. Orion Health makes healthcare information available anywhere by providing healthcare IT connectivity in every U.S. state and in over 30 countries worldwide. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health's Amadeus, with the Rhapsody Integration Engine, facilitates data acquisition and aggregation within and among payer and provider organizations, accountable care organizations, governments and health information exchanges. The company employs more than 1,250 people globally and is committed to continual innovation, investing over 30 percent of total operating revenue year to date in research and development, to cement its position at the forefront of precision medicine. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com/us and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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