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Customer update

Hauora Tairāwhiti District Health Board live with regional clinical portal

We are pleased to share Hauora Tairāwhiti is now live with the new updated version of the regional clinical portal. This follows our update in October 2020 when Bay of Plenty District Health Board became the first in the region to go live with the interactive portal.

To support Hauora Tairāwhiti on the day of go-live, staff from Orion Health, shared services provider HealthShare and Bay of Plenty DHB were all on site sharing knowledge and assisting to ensure the success of the go-live which has since seen a high level of clinician buy in.

Te Manawa Taki covers the central upper region of New Zealand and comprises five DHBs – Bay of Plenty, Hauora Tairāwhiti (East Cape), Lakes, Taranaki and Waikato. All five DHBs have been using a single regional portal to support a shared intra-regional patient view since 2016, while using local DHB systems for day-to-day activity.

To upgrade the region’s legacy platforms, a strategy was set in place to move to the regional portal for clinical workstation requirements. Te Manawa Taki’s regional solution, developed in partnership with Orion Health, will enable innovation, improved use of data for clinical decision making and minimise the need for paper records.

The solution provides a view of real-time information via shared instance of Orion Health products and includes:

Clinical Portal – Key user interface for role and group management, patient searches, patient context, Orion Health application integration and 3rd party application integration
Clinical document repository (CDR 8) – Receives messaged data from five DHB’s for demographics, encounters, allergies and alerts
Document services – A regional document repository for clinical document sharing in the regional record
Care Pathways – Provides forms solutions including Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary), Pre-anesthetic assessments and Progress Notes
Problem List – used as a read only display of PAS allergies and alerts, MoH NHI Medical Warnings and a write display of SNOMED coded diagnosis
Collaborative Worklists – shared flexible patient lists available for infinite clinical use cases
Medications Management – Discharge medications embedded into the Transfer of care process

The project has spanned several years and we are thrilled to see the portal now live in two DHBs in the region. We look forward to expanding out the regional portal with opportunities prioritised by the region.


Oklahoma selects Orion Health as sole vendor for its health information exchange

After winning a series of major international deals, Orion Health has won a global tender worth $100 million for the complete health exchange system across the whole of Oklahoma, in the United States.

Oklahoma, with a population of four million, has a vision to be a top state in terms of health outcomes and is implementing world leading systems to achieve this.

Orion Health Chief Executive Officer Ian McCrae says the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for these systems to support better clinical decision-making and ultimately get citizens more involved in their own healthcare.


Product updates

Collaborative Worklists 1.14 streamlines end-user experience

Collaborative Worklists enables clinical teams to manage and seamless share segmented patient lists for an array of clinical use cases

The latest release of Collaborative Worklists, version 1.14, is the fastest version yet and enables time-sensitive use cases via an in-line time and date editor as well as date display.

Collaborative Worklists 1.14 also includes enhancements to the List Builder, the ability to hide System Lists in the List interface, instant display of updates to Lists and use of the Assessment Data Domain Provider to obtain data enabling batch calls.

This is the latest release and generally available as of 23rd April 2021.

What does this mean for a customer?

Recent performance enhancements and the handling of patient privacy has improved list load times by 60% on prior versions.

In response to end-users making large amounts of data available in the list builder, we have enhanced the tool to provide better usability. Users are now able to hide System Lists which provides a cleaner workspace, and there is no longer the need to refresh the screen in order to view updates to Lists.

In addition, Collaborative Worklists 1.14 include a number of bug fixes and will overall improve the experience for end users, making the management of patient lists a more seamless and efficient process.

The Collaborative Worklist team is continuing to enhance the product and are currently focusing on enhancements to table designs, preparing for responsive design and decreasing upgrade downtime.
For more information about the product and the new features, check out DOKI or contact Mark Rainford.


Discover 2.3.0 – Filter ECQM dashboards from recipients

The Discover platform provides analytics and insights for rapid decision-making.

Discover now supports participants viewing the performance of their Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) by restricting the dashboard content to the user’s organisation.

What does this mean for you?

The single set of Discover eCQM dashboards can now be used to monitor performance and to close care gaps by the HIE across the entire population and by individual participants for their enrolled population.

In addition, the Discover patient drill-down list in Discover Dive has been enhanced to display a badge to highlight deceased patients.

Discover 2.3.0 includes a number of bug fixes plus improvements to the Discover UserSync tool by supporting custom groups and excluding system users.

For more information about the product and the new features, contact Anne O’Hanlon or Malvin Leong.


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