Orion Health has secured two major projects in France, billed as “landmark” deals for the growing Kiwi company.
Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae says the contracts represent a “significant milestone” for the company, as it is the first time it will deliver its solutions in France.
“These are landmark contracts for Orion Health,” he says.
“We are entering the French market with our strategic solutions and are in a great position to leverage our experience and platform for other projects as France transforms its health system.”
As France shifts from a hospital-centric model of care to a patient-centric model, and in order to find the right model of care, the French Ministry of Health is funding a nationwide programme called TSN (Territoires de Soins Numériques – Digital Care Regions).
The TSN has pilot projects in five regions and Orion Health is participating in two projects - the TerriSanté project in Paris and the eTICSS project in the Burgundy region.
In both contracts, the Orion Health solutions chosen have been built on an open data platform that scales to aggregate and manage different types of health-related data.
“They will enable coordinated and personalised information to be shared across different groups of healthcare professionals and organisations that are involved in these ground-breaking projects,” adds Jonathan Selby, Executive Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Orion Health.
TerriSanté project in Paris
As part of a consortium led by Accenture, the TerriSanté project will see Orion Health provide solutions for residents in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris and its surrounding urban area.
In the terms of the five-year contract, the build phase for the contract is currently scheduled to run until March 2017 in an initial territory covering 350,000 residents, after which the GCS D-SISIF will look to extend the pilot across the Ile-de-France region, potentially reaching a population of over 12 million people.
Orion Health’s solutions will be used as part of a platform to provide services that include care coordination via pathways, patient scheduling, lab and radiology results, pre-admission administration, online payments for patients, e-orders, e-referrals and e-prescription.
eTICSS project in Burgundy
In partnership with CSC, the eTICSS project will see Orion Health deliver the solution platform to develop shared services for patients, hospitals, primary care and social care in the south of Burgundy.
In kicking off the 15-month contract, the build phase is currently scheduled to run until March 2017 in an initial territory covering 300,000 residents, after which there will be a generalisation phase aimed at covering the full population of Burgundy and Franche-Comté – a population of three million people.
“Orion Health’s experience with similar territory-wide solutions throughout the world, provides the experience necessary for the project’s successful adoption,” adds José Godfroy, Director, GCS.