Orion Health sets up Philippines base

Orion Health sets up Philippines base

Orion Health has opened its 28th global office with a new Southeast Asia hub in the Philippines.

The office will initially have as many as 20 staff but these numbers will grow in the next 12 to 18 months as the company expands its implementation and customer service operations in the region, says CEO Ian McCrae.

The base will also support a new partnership between Orion and The Medical City (TMC), a hospital and healthcare complex which has 1000 doctors and 2200 staff, serving about 40,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year.

"TMC is the premier Philippine health institution and our goal is a long lasting partnership with them that will enable us to provide better software to other healthcare organisations in South East Asia," says McCrae.

TMC has bought Orion Health’s Enterprise Electronic Health Record system to get a unified view of patient data across the organisation using web interface. TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a global accrediting body for international healthcare organisations. Besides its Philippines base,

TMC has hospitals and clinics in Dubai and Guam. Orion Health and TMC officially signed a partnership agreement which was attended by a ministerial delegation to the Philippines, led by New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser.

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