February 3, 2011 – With Singapore’s new emphasis on e-health, technology companies are reaping the rewards. Orion, Accenture and partners IBM, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard won a $146 million contract to deliver Singapore’s national e-health records (NEHR) project.

Australian IT brought this to our attention in their article, “Orion in ‘the right place at the right time’ for e-health growth.” According to Orion:

“Our experiences in large-scale regional and national e-health records and health information exchanges across the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific mean we are able to offer tested strategies and solutions to the market, and that experience was critical in this win.”

The clinical data repository creates and maintains secure, individual patient records that provide an audit trail. It also ensures data formats comply with global healthcare semantic and clinical terminology standards so files can be easily and accurately exchanged between different clinical systems.

With the shift in engaged healthcare and patients expecting access to their own data, the windows are wide open for emerging technologies to meet those needs. Machine assisted indexing, semantic technology, and digital metadata are only the beginning. Adhering to terminology standards adds integrity to the results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.