Orion Health’s Rhapsody integration software, in a partnership with Fujitsu Australia, has been selected to replace Queensland Health’s legacy middleware system.
According to the New Zealand health technology firm, 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.
“We are thrilled to be working with Fujitsu to deliver the first stage of Queensland Health’s future interoperability platform,” says Darren Jones, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Orion Health.
“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.”
Queensland Health is responsible for the public health system serving Queensland’s population of 4.8 million people and under the first phase of the program, the organisation will refine and confirm its requirements, along with the solution design and implementation approach.
Terms of the deal will see Queensland Health’s CTO Colin McCririck, chief architect Brendon Kirby and its IT team will take a co-design approach with Orion Health and Fujitsu, to mitigate any risks and technical issues.
Jones says all parties expect to complete the first phase by June next year and begin installing the new middleware after that.