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Ian McCrae: Orion Health now manages 102M patient health records globally

Ian McCrae: Orion Health now manages 102M patient health records globally

Predicts in five years the majority of patient health records will be in the cloud in most of its key markets

Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae says this record firmly establishes the company as a leading vendor in the capture and delivery of electronic healthcare information to enable better health and wellness outcomes.

McCrae says patient health records have become an important metric for healthcare technology companies delivering systems on a global scale.

Orion Health anticipates that in five years the majority of patient health records will be in the cloud in most of its key markets. This will be necessary to enable the capture, storage and delivery of rich and detailed information about every healthcare consumer.

“Today the health record primarily consists of a patient’s medical history, soon it will include a richer data set comprising of a patient’s genetic, environment and social information. This will enable the practice of personalised healthcare known as precision medicine,” says McCrae, in a statement.

Ian McCrae of Orion Health
Ian McCrae of Orion Health

Today the health record primarily consists of a patient’s medical history, soon it will include a richer data set comprising of a patient’s genetic, environment and social information. This will enable the practice of personalised healthcare known as precision medicine.

Ian McCrae, Orion Health

“Surpassing 100 million patient health records is a significant milestone,” he adds. “The more records that are managed by Orion Health software, the easier it is to provide additional functionality at the point of care as we enhance our world-leading solutions.”

He says the goal of Orion Health is to increase the value of every patient health record managed by their software.

“From the capture and integration of patient health records, to the ability for clinicians and their patients to view and interact with that information in real time, the average revenue per patient record rises with each additional solution.”

He says the number of patient records managed by their software continues to grow.

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He says this year alone, they have signed eight significant customer contracts in the UK, France, Australia, U.S. and Canada, with five of those agreements being with new healthcare providers and insurers.

“Many of our marquee customer sites are the obvious early adopters of precision medicine. Orion Health launched the Amadeus precision medicine platform late last year to enable to this new revolution in healthcare. “

He says reaching the milestone of 102 million patient records, as well as recent success with new and existing customers, “validates Orion Health’s exciting technology roadmap”.

NZ government launches video interpreting service for deaf and hearing impaired

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has signed a contract with CSD New Zealand for the new service, which will be available from 1 July 2016.

The new service combines two existing services – the Video Relay Service and the Video Remote Interpreting Service.

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“Around 4000 New Zealanders use sign language as their primary way to communicate,” says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

Communications Minister Amy Adams
Communications Minister Amy Adams

The new service helps reduce communication barriers for deaf people, making it easier for them to interact with their friends and family.

Communications Minister Amy Adams

“The new video interpreting service helps reduce communication barriers for deaf people making it easier for them to interact with their friends and family. It assists them in parent-teacher interviews, medical appointments, and meetings with businesses and government agencies.”

The service links any deaf or hearing impaired person with a video Interpreter and a hearing person.

The deaf participant uses New Zealand Sign Language to communicate with the interpreter via an internet video connection. The interpreter then relays the conversation to the hearing person on the telephone or through video (if the deaf and hearing parties are in the same room). The hearing person’s messages are then relayed by the interpreter to the deaf participant through sign language.

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“The new video interpreting service is free and will be available from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday, and extend the typical hours of service by four hours per day, as the two current services are currently available from 9am to 5pm,” says Adams.

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