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St. Croix Regional Medical Center Selects Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine for Full-scale Application Integration and Monitoring

St. Croix Regional Medical Center Selects Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine for Full-scale Application Integration and Monitoring

Regional hospital and three medical clinics use electronic data interchange to integrate health information. Small to mid-sized facilities can afford to be technology innovators using Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine.

Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) April 10, 2007

Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announces that St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Wisconsin, has selected Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to connect the wide variety of medical applications in use at their facility. Using Rhapsody, the center will be able to increase the proactive monitoring of their system, allowing for increased healthcare provider productivity and better patient outcomes.

"Rhapsody provides us with the opportunity to fully connect our applications between the hospital and our three medical clinics. As we continue to make investments in our technology, we know that no matter what application we choose, Rhapsody will be able to seamlessly integrate our legacy and future systems," said Duane Laabs, Director of IT, at St. Croix Regional Medical Center.

"Using a software application as effortless as Rhapsody and working with the outstanding group of people at Orion Health has made it an excellent experience that we know will benefit our staff and our patients."

After reviewing internal requirements of an integration engine and referencing KLAS ratings, St. Croix Regional Medical Center narrowed the field down to four vendors, of which Rhapsody was the standout based upon ease-of-use and integration. Knowing the implementation and training staff at Orion Health was knowledgeable and extremely customer-service oriented helped make their final decision.

"St. Croix is a fantastic example of what mid-size hospitals across the US are accomplishing with the Rhapsody Integration Engine," says Paul de Bazin, Rhapsody general manager, Orion Health.

"Integrating legacy applications and enabling them to plan for the future is an essential component of our technology development."

"Rhapsody continues to outpace our competitors in the area of usability and customer service and St. Croix Regional Medical Center's decision to purchase our software based upon these criteria demonstrates our continued improvements in those areas."

A Best in KLAS solution, Rhapsody has been specifically designed to meet the present and future needs of health integration. The Rhapsody Engine manages and streamlines message exchange between hospital applications, databases and external systems for effortless integration. Rhapsody delivers an integration solution with the lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment.

About St. Croix Regional Medical Center
St. Croix Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit 501c3 healthcare facility providing a wide range of physician and hospital services to the residents of the St. Croix River Valley area. It also serves 2 designated Medically Underserved Areas and is a critical access hospital. St. Croix Regional Medical Center prides itself in developing an internal culture that places the patient needs first. As a result of the continued emphasis on cultivating the patient centric culture, SCRMC has seen a dramatic drop in patient complaints. At the same time they have seen a dramatic increase in positive letters to the facility. This direction was the idea of the CEO Lenny Libis. Under his guidance since 2002, SCRMC has thrived.

About Orion Health
Orion Health's easy-to-use applications and tools integrate and enhance existing healthcare information systems and deliver secure, universal access to information. The innovative company delivers an end-to-end information technology (IT) integration platform that brings together clinical content to improve clinician effectiveness and the quality of patient care.

Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Orion's partners include leading health and IT vendors such as Oracle Corporation, Philips Medical Systems, LogicaCMG, Hewlett Packard, McKesson, and Sierra Systems. Orion also has more than 1,000 clients worldwide including New York State Department of Health, Central Washington Hospital, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Vermont State Department of Health and many more. More information can be found at www. orionhealth. com.