Orion Health has announced a “significant win” as it signs a five-year contract with the Victorian Government to implement an interoperability solution throughout most of the state’s public hospitals and health services.

The department had sought a health messaging integration application to replace the legacy JCAPS interface system and chose the New Zealand company’s Rhapsody Integration Engine.

“This is a significant win for the Australian subsidiary because it is a sizable infrastructure project,” Orion Health Australia General Manager Dr David Dembo told Healthcare IT News Australia.

“While the program of work is a ‘like for like’ replacement of existing interfaces, Rhapsody comes with a great deal more flexibility and functionality than the products we will be replacing. This will be a noteworthy modernisation of state infrastructure.” 

The company will partner with MKM Health for the supply of additional architecture and solution support on a project that will lead to improved data sharing and patient care.

“The ability for administration and clinical systems to share data drives quality in healthcare, improving the patient experience and health outcomes,” Dembo said.  

In June, Queensland’s Metro North, the largest public health service in the state, went live with Orion Health’s Clinical Referrals platform.

“Our software is being used across Australia to help our customers share information along the full patient journey. Our interoperability, patient workflow and data platform tools help health systems defragment services and facilitate communication between members of a patient’s care team.”




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