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Largest Queensland health service signs with Orion Health

Largest Queensland health service signs with Orion Health

Metro North Hospital and Health Service to deploy Orion Health's referrals management platform.

Ian McCrae of Orion Health
Ian McCrae of Orion Health

Orion Health has signed an agreement with Metro North, the largest health service in the Australian state of Queensland, to deliver its referrals management platform.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service serves over 900,000 people, and employs more than 16,000 staff in five hospitals and eight community health centres, along with oral and mental health facilities.

The Referrals Management platform will enable healthcare professionals to submit, track and manage patient referrals as the individual moves from home to hospital to community care.

Metro North’s goal of improving health outcomes by providing healthcare professionals across the care continuum with access to comprehensive patient information is closely aligned with our company vision for enabling personalised healthcare

Ian McCrae, Orion Health

Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae says the contract will be delivered as a subscription license with Orion Health Application Managed Services.

“Metro North’s goal of improving health outcomes by providing healthcare professionals across the care continuum with access to comprehensive patient information is closely aligned with our company vision for enabling personalised healthcare,” McCrae says in a statement.

Darren Jones, Orion Health executive vice president for Asia Pacific, says Metro North serves one of the fastest population growth regions in Australia.

The service required a data platform that could accommodate the addition of new solutions over time, says Jones.

Read more: Orion Health signs contract with major US health insurer

“Metro North has the ability to extend the functionality of the platform beyond Referrals Management over time through the addition of other modules that support better care coordination between its hospitals, community health centres and other healthcare providers.”

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