BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Health, a population health management and healthcare integration company, today announced that Barnabas Health, East Texas Medical Center (ETMC), and Stanford Children’s Health have selected Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine®. Rhapsody enables rapid interoperability between disparate healthcare IT systems, regardless of technology or standards, streamlining processes and reducing operational costs for improved financial performance.
Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, chose Rhapsody for its ability to work within complex technological environments, connecting various health information systems and applications. Barnabas Health will integrate all data currently stored within its legacy integration engine, such as its enterprise master patient index (EMPI), to Rhapsody over the next 18 months. “Rhapsody will satisfy our need for a flexible, modern integration engine with superior transaction capabilities,” said Luis Taveras, Ph.D., Barnabas Health’s CIO. “With the introduction of Orion Health’s technology, we will be able to share critical claims and clinical information in a safe, secure environment, while ensuring current workflows are supported.”
ETMC, a system of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities and services throughout East Texas, was also looking for a flexible and “future-proofed” integration solution to replace its interface engine. After evaluating available offerings in the market, ETMC determined that Rhapsody was the best solution, with the ability to seamlessly, securely and easily integrate multiple interfaces across its enterprise. “After reading a recent KLAS report rating top interface engines, we determined that Rhapsody’s superior data integration capabilities would best serve our needs,” said John Lee, ETMC’s Director, Software Services. “As the industry prioritizes healthcare of entire populations, it’s essential that we have better data analytics capabilities in order to make decisions that yield better clinical outcomes.”
Stanford Children’s Health, the largest Bay Area healthcare enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers, was looking to shift from its legacy solution to a sophisticated integration engine that provides a set of tools to simplify healthcare data integration, while reducing interface development time. By selecting Rhapsody, Stanford Children’s Health predicts it will be able to increase enterprise-wide responsiveness, reduce workloads, and take its connectivity to the next level. “Orion Health has demonstrated a deep understanding of our need for time savings during the interface development process,” said Christine Yang, director of IS applications technology at Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. “Rhapsody’s ease of use means that anyone at Stanford who needs to access data, from programmers to analysts, will be able to do so. This, coupled with Orion Health’s robust support services, puts us in a position to both meet our organization’s needs today and the unknown needs of tomorrow.”
“As provider organizations continue to focus on delivering coordinated, efficient care, it’s increasingly important that technology is equipped to meet ever-changing integration and interoperability needs,” said Baz Patel, Regional Director at Orion Health. “Rhapsody’s ability to tackle complex technical issues and interoperability challenges makes it a great fit for a variety of organizations that are seeking a long-term technology solution with the flexibility to sustain a wide range of industry demands.”
Rhapsody is used by thousands of organizations across the United States and around the world, including hospitals, IDNs, software companies, public health agencies, health information exchanges (HIE) and health plans. The integration engine provides comprehensive support for an extensive range of communication protocols and message formats, and helps interface analysts and hospital IT administrators reduce their workload while meeting complex technical challenges. Rhapsody 6.2 continues to build upon its FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) capabilities with JSON and HTTP Rest support within Rhapsody routes—enabling organizations to use them generically and to start implementing FHIR-based interfaces.
About Orion Health
Orion Health’s open technology platform seamlessly integrates all forms of health and relevant personal 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 –facilitating care for tens of millions of patients every day. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health’s Amadeus, with Rhapsody Integration Engine, facilitates data acquisition and aggregation within and among payer and provider organizations, accountable care organizations, governments and health information exchanges. Amadeus stands alone as the foundation for population health management initiatives or can be combined with Orion Health’s own seamlessly integrated applications for analytics, care coordination, and patient engagement to enable end to end population health management, improve care coordination, enhance quality of care and help reduce costs. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually. The system includes seven acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a trauma center, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and several accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 20,000 employees and over 5,000 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org.
About East Texas Medical Center
The ETMC Regional Healthcare System offers a network of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities and services that extend care throughout a 40-county area of East Texas. ETMC operates 12 hospitals and 40 clinics. The 464-bed flagship hospital in Tyler offers a host of specialized centers of excellence, including a Level I trauma center and institutes in cardiac, oncology, orthopedics, psychiatry and neuroscience care. ETMC also serves the East Texas region through a large rehabilitation/wellness network and extensive home health coverage. Regional hospitals offer a host of inpatient and outpatient services and designated trauma centers. ETMC further extends emergency care through East Texas via three emergency helicopters and one of the state’s largest ambulance systems. The organization’s philosophy is to improve the quality of life in East Texas by fostering care at the highest levels possible in the communities served by ETMC. To learn more, visit etmc.org or connect with the organization via Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
About Stanford Children’s Health
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations in Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.