Scottsdale, Ariz. – Nov. 6, 2014 – Orion Health, a population health management company, today announced the opening of its new development center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Orion Health ‘Center of Excellence’ will serve as the company’s North American research and solution center, supporting big data analytics technology development, focused on providing decision support to clinicians and patients, and solution support for clients’ population health initiatives.
Orion Health established the Center of Excellence to provide a combination of Product Development and SaaS Operations (Network Operations Centre [NOC]), Global Managed Services and Client Support Specialist teams) to support its North American-based clients. Projects at the Product Development Center will include big data analytics technology solution and building out SaaS-based Application Programming Interface (API) management solutions to access data and analytics, helping clients deliver enhanced patient care and improved outcomes. A team of Orion Health software engineers, architects, SaaS engineers, NOC and CSS Helpdesk operators, customer support and professional services staff will work at the Scottsdale office along with several of Orion Health’s senior executives, including Executive Vice President of Healthier Populations, David Bennett, and Vice President of SaaS Operations, Rafi Brosh.
“There has been an increasing demand for our population health management and interoperability solutions from organizations across the continent as they work to keep pace with the requirements of the continuously evolving healthcare industry. Our new Center of Excellence will allow Orion Health to continue to bring next-generation tools to healthcare professionals to enable them to provide seamless care coordination,” said Bennett. “We selected Scottsdale as the location for the hub of our solution development efforts in North America due to both the city’s renewed healthcare and bioscience focus, and the highly-skilled talent pool from nearby Arizona universities which will be essential as we look to expand operations over the coming years.”
“I’m very pleased to learn that Orion Health has chosen Scottsdale as home for its North American Development Center on the Scottsdale Cure Corridor,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “I believe Scottsdale continues to attract quality jobs and companies such as Orion Health to the Cure Corridor as a result of a spirit of collaboration between industry and our community which exists in our great city.”
“Arizona’s robust innovation, healthcare and biotechnology ecosystems are attractive platforms for global companies seeking to build their skilled workforce, innovate and advance their businesses long term,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “We welcome Orion Health to Scottsdale as its grows its North American operations, and are excited to see the company enhance the quality of patient care across the country through its data analytics technology and software solutions for clients.”
About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health, a population health management company, makes healthcare information available anywhere by providing healthcare IT connectivity in nearly every U.S. state and in over 30 countries worldwide—facilitating care for tens of millions of patients every day. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health facilitates data exchange within and among provider organizations, accountable care organizations, health plans, governments and health information exchanges, to improve care coordination, enable population health management, enhance quality of care and help reduce costs. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About the City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities is a premier visitor location as well as a tremendous place to live and do business. It is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails, and a Downtown with more than 20 hotels, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries. Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to nearly 2,500 businesses with more than 48,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with Arizona State University. Scottsdale was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, and was honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Senior Marketing Director, Orion Health
Christian Green, City of Scottsdale
Economic Development Manager