UPCRA

Mon, Feb 3, 2003

Company Press Release

Upper Plains Association Endorses Orion Outcomes as Regional Solution

Longmont, Colorado — February 2, 2003 — Orion Software Development, the leading provider of medical outcome software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with the Upper Plains Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (UPCRA), an organization comprised of multi-disciplinary members representing the field of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation across the states of North and South Dakota. As a result of the partnership, UPCRA has chosen Orion Outcomes as the outcomes standard for the states. Programs in the states will utilize Orion Software Development’s Orion Outcomes software either as a standalone data collection system, or in conjunction with one of the cardiac rehabilitation monitoring system manufacturers to facilitate outcome collection, analysis, and benchmarking in cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation programs across the state.

“Although we have been tracking outcomes for several years now, we felt we needed to move to a database system rather than the paper system we were using”, said Margie Hair, RN, BS, and the UPCRA President. “Orion Outcomes tracks virtually the same outcomes we were tracking so it will be an easy transition. In addition to the outcomes we were tracking as a state society, each program will be able to choose other outcomes to track that will enhance the quality of their program.”

“Its clear that the broad appeal of Orion Outcomes continues to spread throughout cardiac and pulmonary programs”, said Brandon Fuller, President of Orion Software Development. “We are excited to have the endorsement of the UPCRA as a further testament to our goal of a national outcomes program.”

ABOUT UPCRA

The Upper Plains Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (UPCRA) is an AACVPR-affiliate society with the purpose of promoting public understanding of the nature of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs and to encouraging the exchange of ideas and information between programs and professionals in the region and to provide educational opportunities for health care professionals and other interested parties. Contact Margie Hair, RN, BS, and UPCRA President at rhair@ndak.net for more information.

ABOUT ORION OUTCOMES

Orion Outcomes is a Microsoft Windows-based software application provides the ability to collect and analyze standardized behavioral, clinical, health and economic outcome data. With this product, users can analyze individual patient performance, as well as overall program performance, by creating customized reports and charts. The software includes many standardized outcome measurement tools, such as the six-minute distance walk, SF-36 Health Survey, knowledge tests and more. Users have the ability to export their outcome data to participate in statewide or nationwide benchmarking.

ABOUT ORION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Orion Software Development is a leading provider of medical outcome software solutions. The company develops applications that enable organizations to collect and analyze outcome data using a personal computer. The company’s flagship product, Orion Outcomes, is used in hundreds of cardiopulmonary clinics throughout the United States. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Orion Software Development markets its products through direct sales and distributors. Orion Software Development can be contacted by phone at (720) 494-7950, via fax at (720) 494-7951, through e-mail at info@orionsoftwaredev.com or via the World Wide Web at http://www.orionsoftwaredev.com.

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