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​Orion Health migrates 110 million patient records to AWS

​Orion Health migrates 110 million patient records to AWS

New Zealand-based global healthcare provider puts precision medicine platform in the cloud.

Ian McCrae - CEO, Orion Health

Ian McCrae - CEO, Orion Health

Orion Health will migrate its Amadeus precision medicine platform to the Amazon Web Services (AWS), spanning over 110 million patient records globally.

Launched in late 2015, Amadeus is a secure open-data platform that scales to aggregate and manage different types of health-related data.

Providing the platform for Population Health Management and Precision Medicine, the offering allows healthcare professionals to access real-time cognitive support at the point of care.

In migrating to the AWS Cloud, Orion Health aims to provide advanced security, data privacy, higher availability and machine learning, seen as critical when managing and interpreting vast amounts of health information.

“Today Amadeus is utilised by many health systems across the world to acquire, unify and store traditional medical record data,” Orion Health CEO, Ian McCrae, said.

“The move to AWS now allows Amadeus to store vast volumes of new data including genomic, device, social, behavioural, environmental and other new data types.”

According to McCrae, healthcare globally is about to experience a “tsunami of new information” that will “revolutionise” the practice of medicine.

“Medical records could eventually contain as much as six terabytes of data per patient,” he explained.

“This move to AWS positions us well to deliver the platform functionality required to store and make sense of this data.”

For McCrae, the patient health record is fast becoming the centre of the health information ecosystem for whole populations.

“The complexities involved in acquiring, storing, interpreting and then presenting the medical records of the future means that it is likely that only a few vendors will have the necessary industry experience, global presence and software technology to do it,” he added.

“Orion Health intends to be one of those organisations.”

With the AWS Cloud billed as a key part in enabling Orion Health to expand its reach across the global healthcare industry, McCrae said the New Zealand-based company will take advantage of new AWS regions in the UK and Canada to launch the Orion Health Amadeus platform, as well as the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

“We are impressed by Orion Health’s approach to developing cloud-based, big data solutions built on modern, scalable technology,” AWS Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Steve Halliwell, added.

“The AWS Cloud gives healthcare companies a powerful tool to enable new technologies to ingest, analyse, visualise, and store the data, while still improving security and efficiency.

“We look forward to collaborating with Orion Health as they use the cloud to improve healthcare delivery for every patient.”


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