University of Louisville Hospital Selects Orion Health to Support Interoperability Initiatives

Academic Research Hospital Goes Live with Cloud-Based Offering Rhapsody as a Service

BOSTON, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Orion Health, a leading provider of interoperability, population health management and precision medicine solutions, today announced that University of Louisville Hospital (UofL Hospital) has gone live with its Rhapsody as a Service (RaaS) cloud-based integration engine. RaaS, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), provides UofL Hospital with rapid and scalable interoperability capabilities, connecting disparate technologies within the healthcare system and moving them to the cloud.

UofL Hospital, a longstanding Rhapsody Integration Engine customer, needed a new interoperability solution that would allow the health system to immediately build its own interfaces to support a variety of organizational initiatives, without any unscheduled downtime. UofL Hospital selected RaaS as it wanted an agile, cloud-based solution that it could easily and securely migrate its previous interface engine onto.

“After a thorough search of all available interoperability solutions in the market, it was clear to us that Orion Health’s RaaS solution was the only option that would meet our entire list of criteria,” said Doug Jones, Chief Information Officer, University of Louisville Hospital. “Working in a cloud environment is already adding expansive value to our IT systems.”

Since deploying RaaS in early 2018, UofL Hospital is already sending over 2.5 million messages a day and has saved countless hours in deploying software and maintaining systems. Since go-live, the health system has realized over 99% uptime, which is critical to meeting the organization’s interoperability and data management initiatives.

“We are seeing an uptick in demand for our best-in-class cloud-based integration engine since we released it earlier this year, which is mainly due to the alignment between the benefits the solution offers and the top priorities of health systems today — including an increased focus on reducing risk and increasing the scalability of mission-critical technology,” said Drew Ivan, Chief Technology Officer, Orion Health. “University of Louisville Hospital is a true innovator when it comes to both technology and patient care, and we are excited to partner with them to help them realize the full benefits of RaaS. It is imperative that a large system like Louisville has 24/7 access to accurate data across its enterprise, and we are proud that our intelligent data integration tools help support its ultimate mission to provide superior patient care.”

For years, the Rhapsody Integration Engine has provided rapid and scalable interoperability to more than 640 healthcare systems in 36 countries. The new RaaS offering from Orion Health offers the same powerful features and benefits to healthcare organizations working in a cloud environment. RaaS uses AWS to scale storage capacity and computing power so that the customer only uses, and pays for, what it needs. The solution also provides off-the-shelf compliance that adheres to the appropriate healthcare guidelines. This cloud-based solution aggregates and stores data in offsite and multiple locations while providing organizations with secure and reliable access to its data.

About University of Louisville Hospital

Incorporated in 1995 and based in Louisville, Ky., University Medical Center Inc. operates as a non-profit affiliate of the University of Louisville. Under the leadership of President and CEO Ken Marshall, UMC provides management and oversight of the UofL Health Sciences Center’s primary adult teaching hospital and cancer center. University of Louisville Hospital traces its origins to 1817 and today is a 404-bed facility with the region’s only adult Level 1 trauma center, Kentucky’s first certified stroke center and first hospital-based telemedicine network. Aligned with the hospital, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center offers the area’s most advanced cancer treatment with specialists and researchers working in multidisciplinary teams and is home to the first nationally accredited breast center in Kentucky and the first nationally accredited radiation oncology program in Louisville. More than 500 physicians and 2,300 nurses and other staff provide care at the two facilities, located adjacent to one another in the heart of Louisville’s medical center on Jackson Street between East Chestnut and East Muhammad Ali. To learn more, visit the UofL Hospital and Brown Cancer Center websites.

About Orion Health

Orion Health (NZX:OHE) is a global health technology company that provides solutions which enable healthcare to more than 100 million patients globally. Built on an open platform, Orion Health is a leading provider of interoperability, population health management and precision medicine solutions. The global company is committed to continual innovation, investing substantially in research and development to cement its position at the forefront of precision medicine. For more information visit

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