Orion Health Partners with Logicworks


ORLANDO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orion Health, Inc., global leaders in Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, announces today its partnership with Logicworks, a leading provider of high availability and private cloud hosting solutions, to provide the highest standard of security for organizations using the Orion Health Health Information Exchange SaaS model. The partnership allows Orion Health to offer HIEs the maximum security of patient data and ensure efficient operational progress using Logicworks’ solution, which will help them to achieve cost effective patient outcomes.

Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN), the State of Alaska’s official health information exchange management entity, is using the Orion Health HIE SaaS with Logicworks’ hosting solution, to establish a statewide electronic superhighway for securely moving health care information and connecting health care providers across the state for safe, secure, and less expensive health care services. Logicworks’ platform enables Orion Health-hosted HIE customers’ data to be completely isolated between organizations, ensuring privacy and dramatically reducing the risk of security breaches. Organizations are also able to customize applications and manage their individual performance without impact from others.

Bill Sorrells, Executive Director at AeHN says, “The combination of Logicworks and Orion Health’s technology in an HIE, will help provide us with a highly secure, fully-compliant architecture with no capital expenditure and relieves us of the need to hire additional staff to manage and support. The HIE will also provide a platform for elastic computing to support our needs now and our growth going forward.”

HIE providers must anticipate increasingly high volumes of patient information and high-resolution medical images as hospitals and physicians join the data exchange and begin to populate the system.

As more participants enter data into the system, privacy and security measures scale up to rapidly meet the demand.

“As healthcare organizations begin migrating data into the cloud, HIPAA compliance remains a key, yet expensive, prerequisite in their IT delivery strategy,” said Kenneth Ziegler, president & COO of Logicworks. “Our managed hosting and security solutions provide Orion Health with a fully compliant and highly elastic platform for their Health Information Exchange SaaS offering.”

Logicworks provides SAS 70 Type II certified security and hosting services. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SAS 70 examines a service organization's in-depth audit of its control objectives and control activities. Logicworks' SAS 70 audit included all controls and procedures as they relate to high-availability hosting, data backup and restoration, disaster recovery, security, and storage.

Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President of North America says this means customers can achieve the same security standards that are used at the U.S. Department of Defense. “One of the top concerns we hear from healthcare providers is the need to protect patient privacy. Orion Health has long been known for its ability to support security and privacy protocols that meet the most stringent organization’s needs. Logicworks provides a level of confidence that we can continue to provide our customers and set the standard for HIEs.”

If attending HIMSS 2011 in Orlando, February 20- 24th, please come visit the Orion Health booth, Exhibition Hall #5146 to learn more about our clinical workflow and integration technology solutions.

About Orion Health Health Information Exchange Solution

Orion Health™ Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provides a platform for exchanging patient information between organizations and across regions to enable a shared view of the patient records and provides a foundation for community care and disease management solutions. The HIE offers a collection of components featuring an integration engine, enterprise master patient index (EMPI), physician and patient portals, data repository, customizable notifications, provider index, and analytical and quality reporting tools. The application helps physicians to manage disease programs by automatically coordinating care tasks between multiple healthcare providers, and enabling clinicians to set up plans of care that are consistent with "best-practice" guidelines. With over 15 years of experience and more customers across the globe than any other vendor in this market, Orion Health is the leader in HIE solutions. For more information please seewww.orionhealth.com/solutions/healthcare-organizations/health-information-exchange.

About Logicworks

Logicworks exclusively delivers multi-server enterprise hosting solutions to savvy, high-growth customers in need of high-availability for their most critical applications and content. Clients can reduce capital expenses, operating overhead and multi-vendor management by relying on Logicworks to be an extension of their technical operations. Through its Complex Hosting, Private Cloud Hosting, and No Transactions Lost Database Services, Logicworks offers its diverse client base unmatched access to technology expertise. For additional information, visit www.logicworks.net or call 866-FOR-LOGIC.

About Orion Health Inc.

Orion Health™ is the leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provider with expertise in clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health’s easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by enabling the exchange of healthcare information among disparate systems and providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By extending existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer. Orion Health HIE also supports Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) continuing their goal of improved care coordination, cost savings and better quality of care.

Worldwide, Orion Health has deployed health information communities involving over 35 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active clinical users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Philips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, Ochsner Health System, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spain's IB Salut, South Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found athttp://www.orionhealth.com.