Tech firm Orion Health opens Glasgow office

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NEW ZEALAND-BASED software firm Orion Health has opened an office in Glasgow as it seeks to build on its existing workload with health boards.

The company has developed an “electronic patient record” for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, which aims to reduce the need for duplicate tests and repeat appointments, and is now looking to expand its use across Scotland.

Colin Henderson, UK and Ireland managing director at Orion Health, said: “A Scottish base will help us deliver solutions that closely meet the needs of its pioneering health boards, as well as recruit from the country’s considerable body of expertise.”

The office was opened by health secretary Shona Robison, who said: “Technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver services.”

Orion Health has received support from Scottish Development International to set up the base, while Scottish Enterprise is to provide assistance with its recruitment process and establishing links with academia.

Meanwhile, care provider Bright Care has announced plans to create at least 18 jobs with the opening of an office in Perth.

The firm, which serves self-funded elderly people who have chosen to live independently at home, already employs 100 people across offices in Bearsden, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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