University of Louisville Hospital sends over 2.5 million messages a day and has saved countless hours in deploying software and maintaining systems
University of Louisville Hospital (UofL Hospital) has gone live with Orion Health’s Rhapsody as a Service (RaaS) cloud-based integration engine.
RaaS provides the Kentucky-based hospital with rapid and scalable interoperability capabilities, connecting disparate technologies within the healthcare system and moving them to the cloud.
Orion Health says UofL Hospital has been using Rhapsody Integration Engine but needed a new interoperability solution that would allow the health system to immediately build its own interfaces to support a variety of organisational initiatives, without any unscheduled downtime.
"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,” says Doug Jones, chief information officer, University of Louisville Hospital. "Working in a cloud environment is already adding expansive value to our IT systems."
Orion Health says since deploying RaaS early this year, UofL Hospital is already sending over 2.5 million messages a day and has saved countless hours in deploying software and maintaining systems.
The hospital has also realised over 99 per cent uptime, which is critical to meeting the organisation’s interoperability and data management initiatives, says Orion Health.
UofL Hospital selected RaaS as it wanted an agile, cloud-based solution that it could easily and securely migrate its previous interface engine onto.
RaaS uses AWS to scale storage capacity and computing power so that the customer only uses, and pays for, what it needs.
It is imperative that a large system like Louisville has 24x7 access to accurate data across its enterprise
"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,” says Drew Ivan, chief technology officer at 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 realise the full benefits of RaaS.
“It is imperative that a large system like Louisville has 24x7 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,” says Ivan.
Orion Health says the Rhapsody Integration Engine has provided rapid and scalable interoperability to more than 640 healthcare systems in 36 countries. The RaaS offering offers the same features and benefits to healthcare organisations working in a cloud environment.
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