Orion Health Appoints Pioneering EHR Strategist Susan Anderson as its New Managing Director for Canada

Anderson enriches team with broad experience in successful EHR and Canadian e-health implementations

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Orion Health™, a population health management and healthcare integration company, today announced the appointment of distinguished healthcare informatics veteran, Susan Anderson to Managing Director of its Canadian operations.

Ms. Anderson is an accomplished e-health strategist with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics. Most recently, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO for the Health Information Technology and Systems Division at Alberta Health where she played a pivotal role in transforming Alberta's healthcare system into one of the most digitally connected in North America. At the forefront of Alberta's Electronic Health Record implementation, she helped steer the expansion of EHR data sources, deployment to users, integration for physicians and pharmacists, and introduced public access to EHRs.  Ms. Anderson has also worked with private healthcare companies to reduce operating costs, has aided in Canada Health Infoway initiatives such as clinical end user engagement including development of peer-to-peer clinical user support networks for Canadian jurisdictions, and has furthered the adoption and innovation of e-health within clinical practices across the country.

"Susan has both a comprehensive understanding of the complex layers and elements involved in e-health implementation and the know-how to navigate through each layer," said Gary Folker, SVP of Orion Health Canada. "Her expertise in e-health adoption and innovation will help define new, innovation solutions for our clients and aid them as they further streamline healthcare IT solutions cost-effectively."

Ms. Anderson is also a Director on the board of Canada's Health Informatics Association (COACH), and was previously the Co-chair of the Executive Director Council for Alberta Health and the Chair for National Community of Interest for EHR Governance. She helped to develop the Professional Certification Examination for Canadian Health Informatics with COACH, which stands as Canada's most recognized certification of its kind.

"I am excited to join the Orion Health Canada team and help our clients exploit the latest advancements in population health management," said Ms. Anderson. "What attracted me most about the company is our shared ideal of a fully connected, seamless digital healthcare system that truly puts the patient at its crux. At Orion Health, it's more than just population health management – it's about personalized health management."

About Orion Health
Orion Health is a leading population health management company and is one of the world's foremost providers of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions to healthcare organizations. Worldwide, Orion Health solutions are used in 30 countries by more than 300,000 clinicians. In Canada, thousands of clinicians and hundreds of provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems and EHRs, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.  More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com

SOURCE Orion Health

Image with caption: "Susan Anderson (CNW Group/Orion Health)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C5195_PHOTO_EN_540709.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Karen Ewing, Senior Director, Marketing, Orion Health, (647) 980-3617, Karen.Ewing@orionhealth.com; Jenny Cade, Account Director, MAVERICK, 416-640-5525 ext. 237, jenniferc@wearemaverick.com

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