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Orion Health Intelligence gives customers access to world-class data science products and services.

The Intelligence team has the following updates:

  • – The team is currently testing De-ID with the Ministry of Health on their data. The demand for data sharing is increasing and De-ID can support the Ministry to move away from manual workflows towards standardised, smart de-Identification.
  • – Document Tagger is being used in the Precision Driven Health research project on ‘Smart Cohorts’ that has just kicked off.
  • – The Intelligence team is continuing to add new algorithms and models to the Algorithm Hub via our monthly governance cadence. The latest addition to go live is the EQ-5D-5L value set for New Zealand which informs cost utility analysis.

We are presenting on the Algorithm Hub and Document Tagger at the Innovations in Applied Data Symposium next week (alongside Kevin speaking about the PDH partnership on Luke on nzRISK).

If you have any questions about Intelligence, reach out to Pieta Brown.


Communicate hit over 1 billion direct secure message exchanges

Communicate is proud to announce that we recently passed 1 billion direct secure message exchanges. With over 15000 registered providers sending and receiving millions of messages every week we are looking forward to reaching further milestones.

Communicate is a secure network for the exchange of healthcare information.


Orion Health Checklists 1.0 enables the accurate and efficient handover of patients across the continuum of care

We are pleased to share the first version of Checklists, a new product in the Orion Health workflow toolkit. A Checklist is a pre-defined set of action items or checks that can be added to a patient record or linked to a clinical encounter. Each Checklist lists all of the required actions that need to be taken for the patient in their current state or location.

Checklists enable easy collaboration across the continuum of care and increase patient safety by ensuring teams are working with the most up-to-date and accurate information. 

Use case 

In acute settings, clinical teams are required to provide a thorough handover of patients between shifts or at different phases of their care. Our Checklists product streamlines this process by providing an interactive digital list of items and checks that have been or need completing, so that the clinical team receiving the patient’s record has clear and accurate documentation of the patient’s current status and any next steps. 

Examples of when a Checklist would be a vital tool include when admitting patients to a ward and transitioning patients from the operating theatre to recovery.  


Care Pathways new Quick Texts feature optimises clinical data entry processes

Care Pathways provides the clinical, administrative and patient-focused tools that are required to manage and optimise the care of patients. 

Orion Health is pleased to announce the latest documentation feature in the Care Pathways toolkit, Quick Texts. 

In clinical settings, there are often common words or phrases that are frequently used to describe patient conditions, procedures, operations etc. Quick texts are a way to store and easily re-use these commonly entered words and phrases. Defining these terms means the words or phrases can be reused and automatically populated when completing documentation tasks resulting in an optimised data entry process. 

Use case 

Examples of quick text terms include PS (patient symptoms include) and TB (tuberculosis). Entering the first one or two characters of a defined quick text term, followed by a keyboard command will display a list of matching terms that the user can select. The specified phrase for that particular quick text code will then be automatically inserted into the document. 

Quick texts can be personalised to a particular clinician or defined by administrators so that they are shared across the organisation and can be used by all clinicians. Using quick text codes will improve the user-experience and help to streamline the task of completing documentation.


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