Orion Health announced that the University of Louisville Hospital has selected and gone-live with its newly-launched Rhapsody as a Service (RaaS). RaaS is a cloud-based integration engine that University of Louisville Hospital uses to support critical interoperability and security initiatives, and realize major time savings.
This news follows Orion Health’s recent acquisition of its Rhapsody business by Hg, a private equity technology investor. While the Hg agreement will not be fully completed until the fall, this investment is expected to accelerate the expansion of Rhapsody while also supporting the company’s Population Health business.
UofL Hospital, a longstanding Rhapsody Integration Engine customer, needed a new interoperability solution that would allow the health system to immediately build its own interfaces to support a variety of organizational initiatives, without any unscheduled downtime. UofL Hospital selected RaaS as it wanted an agile, cloud-based solution that it could easily and securely migrate its previous interface engine onto.
“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,” said Doug Jones, CIO at the University of Louisville Hospital. “Working in a cloud environment is already adding expansive value to our IT systems.”
Since deploying RaaS in early 2018, UofL Hospital has already sent more than 2.5 million messages a day and has saved countless hours in deploying software and maintaining systems. Since go-live, the health system has realized over 99% uptime, which is critical to meeting the organization’s interoperability and data management initiatives.
“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,” said Drew Ivan, CTO at Orion Health. “(The) 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 realize the full benefits of RaaS. It is imperative that a large system like Louisville has 24/7 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.”