Orion Health and Cisco announce new Medical Data Exchange solution to integrate, share and report pu





OOrion Health, Inc. and Cisco announced the Rhapsody AXP, a new solution to address current challenges in public health reporting and to improve the early detection, tracking and rapid response to possible disease outbreaks such as seasonal or H1N1 flu.

The solution integrates the Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP), Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and the Orion Health™ Rhapsody® platform to provide a pre-configured and highly secure public health reporting solution. The companies unveiled the joint solution, Rhapsody AXP, to audiences at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Information Network PHIN Conference 2009, today in Atlanta, GA.

Kathy English, director of Cisco Global Healthcare Solutions, notes the Rhapsody solution meets the demands for providers to both transmit reports as well as receive public health notifications in a simple and cost-effective manner. The Rhapsody AXP utilizes global industry software and hardware open standards to ensure its integration into health information systems, remarked English.

Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President of North America and EMEA, anticipates that smaller sites and remote clinics may find this version of Rhapsody particularly useful.

Rhapsody AXP is designed to be deployed with minimal IT resources within a hospital’s or clinic’s existing reporting system. Cisco Integrated Services Routers with Cisco Application Extension Platform provide a robust and highly secure platform for transmitting and receiving healthcare data.

Rhapsody AXP formats the data and routes it within the hospital or clinic, and between organizations and across regions. This includes the Centers for Disease Control for data sharing and analysis, as well as the detection of patterns of common disease symptoms.