Orion Health in running for six New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

Ian McCrae

Orion Health has been named as a finalist in six categories in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, including the Software Product Award for their Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, Hi-Tech Company of the Year and Hi-Tech Company of the Decade.

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards recognise achievements in the New Zealand technology industry. Companies enter themselves into the categories and are then selected to be finalists by a panel of both international and local judges. Finalists must partake in a round of interviews with judges, who will question the companies on their submission. Finalists must demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation and success.

"Being nominated as a finalist is always another validation that we are on the right track, but to be nominated in six categories is truly outstanding," says Ian McCrae, CEO of Orion Health, "What it does show is that the Orion Health team is excellent across many disciplines, from making sure we attract and retain the best people, to creating great software that puts our customers first and improves patient health."

This is the first year that the NZTE Hi-Tech Company of the Decade award will be presented. Previous Supreme Award winners are invited to be finalists by the panel of judges based on the company's continued success and growth, as well as the contribution they have made as an industry leader.

Orion Health's EHR solution allows healthcare organisations to exchange clinical information with other healthcare organisations across regions and at each point of care, ensuring access to accurate patient information. The software provides a dynamic patient summary and cumulative view of patient documents across multiple systems. EHR and

Orion Health's other solutions have been implemented in over 30 countries, including the US, Canada and the UK.

"Whilst who becomes the winner is always in the hands - and minds - of the judges, we already consider the Orion Health EHR solution to be a winner. It is winning most major projects we bid for; from Alaska to Singapore, Maine and Louisiana, and we are not expecting this to change as we pursue the myriad of deals coming up in the short term.

"Great technology needs to be flexible and configurable, and able to meet a multitude of variations. Australia's emphasis on ensuring consumers have the ability to access their medical records as well as control privacy settings of the records, is an example of the regional variations a good vendor must take into account in developing an EHR solution. Our highly flexible solution ranges from high level national infrastructure through to ensuring the local GP is at the forefront of the care relationship."

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards take place on May 6 in Wellington.

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