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Orion Health shares vision for coordinated care at HIMSS Turkey

Orion Health™ recognises Turkey’s commitment to improve its healthcare sector and recommends the scope for coordinated care be expanded to meet the needs of people living with long-term conditions.

“Turkey faces similar healthcare challenges as other developing economies including rising healthcare costs, a sharp increase in its elderly population and the growing issues around management of long-term conditions,” said Dr Beyza Akbasoglu, Orion Health country manager for Turkey.

Orion Health™ recognises Turkey’s commitment to improve its healthcare sector and recommends the scope for coordinated care be expanded to meet the needs of people living with long-term conditions.

“Turkey faces similar healthcare challenges as other developing economies including rising healthcare costs, a sharp increase in its elderly population and the growing issues around management of long-term conditions,” said Dr Beyza Akbasoglu, Orion Health country manager for Turkey.

“The country’s unparalleled investments in its healthcare providers and professionals will help improve the quality and safety of healthcare services to its growing population. With healthcare spending expected to triple over the next decade, the forecasted USD 63 billion investment will help respond to the need for more than 95,000 new hospital beds by 2024, supporting the growing requirements of Turkey’s acute sector.”
“As Europe’s fastest growing economy, Turkey will need to rely on the provision of homecare, remote monitoring and advanced coordinated care if it wants to keep healthcare costs to a minimum and the quality of care at a high standard,” said David Hancock, head of strategy EMEA at Orion Health, a global provider of healthcare integration solutions.

Orion Health participated in a workgroup that supported HIMSS Europe in the development of a new HIMSS model that addresses the importance of such provisions across healthcare organisations.
Hancock continued: “The new HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model will contribute to the goal of managing the care and wellness of citizens especially those with long-term conditions to ensure they are treated in a way that keeps them economically active whilst maintaining a high quality of life for each one of them.”

The model is designed for the acute and primary sectors and includes seven stages, from basic peer-to-peer data exchange (stage one) to knowledge-driven engagement for a multi-vendor, multi-organisation interconnected health-delivery model (stage seven).

The company believes that a continuity of care approach is vital to address the shift from hospital- to home-based care and to meet the number of challenges that countries such as Turkey are facing.
David Hancock was speaking at HIMSS in Turkey as part of a presentation entitled, Homecare, Remote Monitoring and Healthy Life Solutions. The session included practical advice and examples of how such solutions that maintain healthy lifestyles can empower citizens, improve outcomes and help healthcare organisations to advance their progress on the new HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model.

Orion Health operates across more than 30 countries globally and includes a Turkish base to service the whole Eurasia region.



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