New Zealand health software company Orion Health (OH) has opened an office in the Philippines that will become a Southeast Asian hub as the company grows and invests in the region.
The office will add to OH’s 27 other offices around the world with 1100 global staff members. The company’s health software products are used in more than 30 countries by hundreds of thousands of clinicians to facilitate care for tens of millions of patients.
OH CEO lan McCrae says the office in Manila will initially have a staff of 20 but the company plans to grow over the next 12-18 months.
OH President Paul Viskovich said the company chose the Philippines as a hub because the country has a high level of education, a highly skilled workforce and is easy to do business in. With English as the official language, local staff will be able provide service and support to the company’s many English-speaking users worldwide.
“We are looking to recruit top talent,” said Viskovich. “The opening of our new office in Manila provides opportunities to work for an innovative global health information technology company.”
McCrae said the office will also support OH’s new partnership with The Medical City (TMC), a world class tertiary care hospital and healthcare complex with 1,000 physicians and 2,200 staff serving some 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients annually.
TMC has bought OH’s Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. This solution will provide a unified view of patient data across the healthcare organization via an easy-to-use web-based interface that is accessible anywhere, anytime. lts implementation will help reduce medical errors, increase medical staff efficiency and reduce costs.
McCrae said OH’s and TMC’s visions are aligned. “TMC’s vision is all about working in partnership with the patient, and we are also focused on patient-centric care. 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 organizations in Southeast Asia.”
At the heart of TMC’s service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs and treating the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner.
TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations. Besides its Philippines base, TMC has hospitals and clinics in Dubai and Guam.