Orion Health’s Rhapsody integration software, in a partnership with Fujitsu Australia, has been selected to replace Queensland Health’s legacy middleware system. Orion Health will serve as Queensland Health’s integration vendor in the first step of an interoperability overhaul.
This is the first step in a large program of work that will incrementally replace Queensland Health’s IT infrastructure. Fujitsu Australia is providing the implementation and change management services with support from Orion Health’s Australian implementation services team.
Orion Health Asia-Pacific senior vice-president, Darren Jones, said under the first phase of the program, Queensland Health will refine and confirm its requirements, along with the solution design and implementation approach.
“We are thrilled to be working with Fujitsu to deliver the first stage of Queensland Health’s future interoperability platform.
“Together we have a shared vision for a fully integrated state wide health system and Orion Health is excited to have the opportunity to provide the foundation for this with our Rhapsody solution,” Jones mentioned.
Jones added that its chief technology officer, Colin McCririck, chief architect, Brendon Kirby, and the IT team will take a co-design approach with Orion Health and Fujitsu, to mitigate any risks and technical issues.
The company said, in a statement, that it expects to complete the first phase by June next year and begin installing the new middleware shortly after that.