Orion Health’s integration engine selected at Ottawa Hospital
February 16, 2017
OTTAWA and TORONTO – Orion Health, a leader in population health management and healthcare integration solutions, announced that The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) has selected Rhapsody Integration Engine to replace its legacy engine. Rhapsody will serve as a long-term solution that will aid in reaching the goal of high quality, patient-centered care, while continuously adapting to integrate with new solutions.
The new platform will ensure that the 1.5 million residents TOH services will continue to receive high-quality care and services, in both English and French. TOH is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Canada and boasts multiple specialized centres.
“We have an experienced team of systems integration specialists, and pride ourselves on providing solutions of the highest quality for the delivery of patient care,” said Carl Maisonneuve (pictured), chief systems architect at TOH. “The Rhapsody Integration Engine stood out for our team because of its flexibility and ease-of-use, providing at the same time a robust platform that can handle a large volume of transactions.”
An integration engine is a key component of healthcare delivery and has the ability to provide better access and secure sharing of information between healthcare providers, patients and healthcare institutions.
Rhapsody is a robust, comprehensive and powerful back-end integration engine which is designed to carry out rapid interoperability between healthcare IT systems, regardless of the technology or the standards. It is 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 solutions. Rhapsody is also the first integration engine to support FHIR and can implement the new HL7 FHIR standard.
“We’re seeing a shift in the Canadian healthcare system where engines need to do more for less, but still meet the rapidly changing needs of the healthcare system,” said Gary Folker, EVP for Orion Health in North America. “Rhapsody’s ability to evolve quickly to meet these new challenges means that it is well-positioned to support TOH’s healthcare vision and goals.”
The Ottawa Hospital
The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion. Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care. From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex healthcare challenges.