Orion launches long-term release of Rhapsody with added FHIR power

Orion Health has released version 6.2 of its Rhapsody integration engine, promising simplified workflows and improved performance as well as building on the FHIR capabilities introduced in Rhapsody 6.1.

Orion Health said v6.2 was a long-term release and will be supported for a number of years into the future.

v6.1 was the first integration engine to implement the new HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. v6.2 features improved JSON and HTTP Rest support within its routes, enabling organisations to use these generically and to start implementing FHIR-based interfaces.

Orion Health product strategist and co-chair of the FHIR management group David Hay said FHIR is sparking innovation in health information sharing.

“It is focused on decreasing interoperability costs and unlocking software innovation in healthcare,” Dr Hay said. “We are proud to be helping to lead the industry with the first-ever integration engine support for this groundbreaking new standard.

“In addition to FHIR support, our work on this latest version of Rhapsody 6.2 has focused on delivering tools to support the implementers in healthcare organisations who are constantly challenged to bring together data from more systems, devices, facilities and organisations every day."

Features of v6.2 include an enhancement to the product's dashboard to provide at-a-glance monitoring via multiple channels such as tablet, smart phone and monitor. Key health indicators are clearly displayed, showing the health of all Rhapsody environments.

The management console has been improved, with new features to help customers monitor and maintain a healthy Rhapsody deployment. Searching, browsing and navigating for information is now faster and easier, Orion says.

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) has been upgraded to Java 8 across all Rhapsody components for all supported platforms, achieving an estimated 15 per cent improvement in performance.

David Leach, senior vice president for Orion Health's Intelligent Integration, said Rhapsody 6.2 would enable users to work smarter by providing simplified and streamlined workflows which reduce the time spent with ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

“We are seeing a huge increase in the amount and source of data as such genomics and personal health collection devices become more prevalent,” Mr Leach said. “This puts huge demands on health information integration professionals and Orion Health is committed to ensuring they have the tools, to enable their organisations to have robust access to accurate and comprehensive data.”

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Orion Health

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