Orion Health cements Asian healthcare place
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Orion Health has opened a new Singapore office with plans to expand its regional presence across Asia-Pacific.
New Zealand’s largest privately owned software exporter in eHealth technology hopes the move will support its current success in the area while providing a new home for the company’s Singapore-based services, development and technical support teams.
“The opening of our new Singapore office will enable us to offer improved service and responsiveness to our growing base of customers across South East Asia," says Mark Capill, regional manager Orion Health, Asia Pacific.
Orion Health’s expansion into Singapore follows its acquisition of Microsoft’s HIS solution earlier this year, including becoming part of the consortium awarded the contract to implement the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) by the Singapore Ministry of Health in June 2010.
Yet the company says the single biggest technology challenge facing healthcare providers in Asia and around the globe is how to share clinical information between electronic silos.
According to Capill, EHR breaks down these silos and offers secure access to a single reliable and accurate patient record, providing a platform to address key issues which increase regional healthcare costs such as chronic disease and aging populations.
“Orion Health is committed to designing a better healthcare future for everyone, everywhere," he says.
"Our expanding presence in Asia enables hospitals and government health departments across the region to confidently invest in health IT solutions that are proven to deliver better patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs."