Quinte Health opts for Rhapsody integration engine

Gary-FolkerBELLEVILLE, Ont. – Orion Health, a leader in population health management solutions, announced that Quinte Health Care Corp. has selected the Rhapsody Integration Engine to better manage its clinical and business applications and to build interfaces in a more efficient and timely manner.

According to Orion, the Rhapsody Integration Engine will further streamline Quinte’s electronic healthcare technology solutions, and significant operational savings are projected for the corporation over the next five years.

“Like all hospitals, we have a core hospital information system and we also have a variety of clinical and business applications both within the hospital and externally, so that drives the need for multiple interfaces within the system,” said Todd Dafoe, Applications Services Manager, IS Project Leader.

“We don’t need to have someone who is an expert in HL7 to develop interfaces anymore. A general technical person who knows the interface they need to develop can rely on Rhapsody to bring them down the path to build it.”

With Rhapsody, Quinte can maintain and manage all activity internally, saving the cost of additional external resources. Employees can now effectively develop interfaces, reducing the turnaround time from conception to completion.

“We’re pleased to see how Rhapsody is helping healthcare organizations like Quinte Health Care improve and better deliver healthcare systems,” said Gary Folker (pictured), SVP and Country Manager for Orion Health Canada. “To know that it is in fact increasing efficiency and ultimately saving time and money proves the solution is working as intended. Rhapsody is helping to improve the overall efficiency of hospital operations, and ultimately leading to better patient care.”

An integration engine is a key component of health reform that enables improved secure and authorized access and sharing of information between healthcare providers, patients and healthcare institutions.

Orion Health’s Rhapsody integration engine boasts a variety of features that benefit hospitals, such as simplified standards support, integrated lookup tables, guaranteed message delivery and a fully customizable system. It’s reliable and scalable, making it easier for healthcare organizations to both use as a starting point as a new system or to update legacy systems and transition more easily to new technology.

Quinte Health Care provides a wide range of high quality health care services to 160,000 people living in the diverse region of Prince Edward and Hastings Counties and the southeast portion of Northumberland County. Care is provided through four hospitals: QHC Belleville General Hospital, QHC North Hastings Hospital, QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital – and includes four emergency departments, operating rooms at three sites, a rehabilitation day hospital, children’s treatment centre, ambulatory care clinics, community mental health programs and a range of diagnostic services. There are 255 inpatient beds for acute medical patients, intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and surgery.

For more information on the Rhapsody integration engine, please visit

About Orion Health Ltd
Orion Health is a leading population health management company and is one of the world’s leading providers of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions to healthcare organizations. Worldwide, Orion Health solutions are used in 30 countries by more than 300,000 clinicians. In Canada, thousands of clinicians and hundreds of provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems and EHRs, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at

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