Orion Health enters Japanese market
Clinical information software developer Orion Health reported it has entered the Japanese medical informatics market with its Rhapsody Integration Engine. The application was successfully deployed as part of a pilot study with the Japanese Medical Network Association (JMNA), according to the Auckland, New Zealand-based firm.

Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine is to be used as part of JMNA's Super Dolphin project, which intends to interconnect hospital information systems throughout Japan by data mapping patient information to an electronic healthcare record.

During the pilot phase, the software tested successfully between the country's prefectures including Tokyo and Kyoto and proved its ability to integrate healthcare information across the many variables in the Japanese system, Orion Health said.

The company said that next stage of the project will focus on expanding the data mapping formats, speed, and versatility for a larger scale system.