Orion Health Expands its Care Coordination Solution Deployment in Canada

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Ian McCrae, CEO, Orion Health

Ian McCrae, CEO, Orion Health

FREMONT, CA: Orion Health recently declared it has entered into an agreement with a Canadian province in order to deliver managed services for its care Coordination solution. This new agreement is expected to expand Orion Health’s reach within the province.

Care Coordination Tool (CCT) comes packaged as part of the Coordinate Suite of products by Orion Health and it allows healthcare institutions to create, view and publish care plans according to their complex patient needs. These plans can aid in improving overall care and experience for the patient’s if shared with the healthcare team monitoring the patient.

According to the CEO of Orion Health, Ian McCrae says the new client opted for their solution as it allows them to leverage the already existing Orion Health technology investment.

"CCT is built upon the customer’s Integrated Assessment Record (IAR), which was the first-of-its-kind in Canada to be deployed in order to extend electronic sharing of patient assessments to his care,” says McCrae.

"In choosing Orion Health, the customer did not require a start from scratch. It was able to evolve the existing digital health assets owned by healthcare providers without the need for an expensive replacement."

“Our software is designed to enable a new model for healthcare that is centered on the patient and aimed at delivering positive outcomes, without pertaining to where the treatment occurs,” added McCrae.

Orion Health has managed to grow and expand in the Canadian market, with its technology currently being utilized by 11 out of 13 Canadian provinces.

"CCT is one of the first in the Canadian health sector to enable a variety of healthcare providers in both the hospital and community environment to support high-needs patients. It will allow care providers to access a patient’s care plan at a central single location. The patients with complex needs now have a care plan that they can share with their family members according to their individual care and treatment route," says Gary Folker, Executive VP, North America.

"Patients with complex needs may have up to four or more different care providers within their circle. CCT aims to bridge the communication gap between providers, whilst keeping the patient and their families well informed. The CCT solution can grow to support a rising population which will enable the addition of expanded itinerary of solutions according to the varied needs of population over time," added Folker.