Orion Health Opens Development Center in Scottsdale, Arizona

‘Center of Excellence’ expands population health company’s footprint in North America; will employ more than 100 developers by 2015


SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 6, 2014)  Orion Health, a population health management company, today announced the opening of its new development center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Orion Health ‘Center of Excellence’ will serve as the company’s North American research and solution center, supporting big data analytics technology development, focused on providing decision support to clinicians and patients, and solution support for clients’ population health initiatives.


Orion Health established the Center of Excellence to provide a combination of Product Development and SaaS Operations (Network Operations Centre [NOC]), Global Managed Services and Client Support Specialist teams) to support its North American-based clients. Projects at the Product Development Center will include big data analytics technology solution and building out SaaS-based Application Programming Interface (API) management solutions to access data and analytics, helping clients deliver enhanced patient care and improved outcomes. A team of Orion Health software engineers, architects, SaaS engineers, NOC and CSS Helpdesk operators, customer support and professional services staff will work at the Scottsdale office along with several of Orion Health’s senior executives, including Executive Vice President of Healthier Populations, David Bennett, and Vice President of SaaS Operations, Rafi Brosh.


“There has been an increasing demand for our population health management and interoperability solutions from organizations across the continent as they work to keep pace with the requirements of the continuously evolving healthcare industry. Our new Center of Excellence will allow Orion Health to continue to bring next-generation tools to healthcare professionals to enable them to provide seamless care coordination,” said Bennett. “We selected Scottsdale as the location for the hub of our solution development efforts in North America due to both the city’s renewed healthcare and bioscience focus, and the highly-skilled talent pool from nearby Arizona universities which will be essential as we look to expand operations over the coming years.”


“I’m very pleased to learn that Orion Health has chosen Scottsdale as home for its North American Development Center on the Scottsdale Cure Corridor,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “I believe Scottsdale continues to attract quality jobs and companies such as Orion Health to the Cure Corridor as a result of a spirit of collaboration between industry and our community which exists in our great city.”


“Arizona’s robust innovation, healthcare and biotechnology ecosystems are attractive platforms for global companies seeking to build their skilled workforce, innovate and advance their businesses long term,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “We welcome Orion Health to Scottsdale as its grows its North American operations, and are excited to see the company enhance the quality of patient care across the country through its data analytics technology and software solutions for clients.”


Orion Health is actively recruiting software engineers to join the team at the Center of Excellence. If you are interested in working at Orion Health’s Scottsdale office, please contact Heather Kitsko at [email protected] for more information.


About Orion Health Inc.

Orion Health, a population health management company, makes healthcare information available anywhere by providing healthcare IT connectivity in nearly every U.S. state and in over 30 countries worldwide—facilitating care for tens of millions of patients every day. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health facilitates data exchange within and among provider organizations, accountable care organizations, health plans, governments and health information exchanges, to improve care coordination, enable population health management, enhance quality of care and help reduce costs. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Media Contact

Karen Ewing, Orion Health, (647) 980-3617, [email protected]

Kristen Berry, Aria Marketing, (617) 332-9999 x238, [email protected]

Joseph Valdez, Arizona Commerce Authority, (602) 845-1234, [email protected]