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Orion Health signs contract with major US health insurer

Orion Health signs contract with major US health insurer

Will deliver Amadeus precision medicine platform via software as a service to the insurer's three million members.

Orion Health says it has signed an agreement with a major US healthcare insurer to deliver its precision medicine platform to over three million members.

The Amadeus platform will give the insurer’s provider partners access to longitudinal patient records that include information from across all venues of care the member has been seen at, says Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae.

The platform will be deployed starting in April as a software as a service to the insurer, which Orion did not identify.

“This is an extremely progressive health insurer that understands the need to work closely with its provider partners to build a comprehensive, longitudinal patient record that will improve the quality of care to its members, as well as lower costs,” says McCrae, in a statement.

Hospitals and other healthcare providers that partner with the insurer will have all the patient data they require at their fingertips to enable superior, co-ordinated care for its members.

Ian McCrae, Orion Health


“Hospitals and other healthcare providers that partner with the insurer will have all the patient data they require at their fingertips to enable superior, co-ordinated care for its members.

“Over time, this information may include not only the medical record, but data about an individual’s genetic makeup, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors. This information is increasingly viewed as important in enabling the practice of highly targeted healthcare, otherwise known as precision medicine.”

Amadeus is an open platform, so it will allow accredited third-party applications to leverage the rich data for new and existing applications uniquely tailored for the insurer’s membership base. These applications will be designed to increase the member’s engagement in improving their own health outcomes.

McCrae says the Orion Health Amadeus platform was chosen because of its proven ability to capture and store comprehensive patient health information - including clinical and claims data – and deliver it to healthcare professionals in real-time.

Orion Health says the latest contract brings to 90 million patient health records worldwide being managed by its software.

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