Custom Development and Project Implementation

Orion offers a range of services that has (and continues to) develop through its work with the addictions and mental health field throughout the country. Our mission is to provide technology and best practice solutions and services that are innovative and support the efforts of the treatment and prevention field. Orion understands the unique dynamics of addictions and mental health and offers comprehensive services which incorporate the art and science of effective treatment. From this experience, Orion has developed a history of collaborating with organizations on special initiatives including:

  • Program Evaluation
  • Grant and\or Proposal Development Coordination
  • Clinical Workflow Improvement
  • Software Integration and Interoperability
  • Data Analysis and Research
  • Data Warehousing and Management
  • Custom Screening and Reporting Development
  • Software Procurement Planning and\or Implementation

We strive to provide solutions for the field, whatever that solution may entail. Working with multiple organizations over the years to fulfill grants, conduct research, improve workflows, and more, we have been recognized as an organization that can bring results. Some of the work we have we have provided over the years include:


Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health: Centralized Data System

Orion Healthcare Technology, Inc. was awarded a contract with the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) to provide a custom built, centralized data system (CDS) to provide a tool for both the State and its providers to reduce duplicate data entry, streamline workflow and improve quality and continuity of care.


Access to Recovery (ATR) Initiative: Voucher Management System

Orion were selected by two different tribal grantees that were awarded the ATR Grant as a nationwide presidential initiative to provide choice to individuals who are seeking recovery from substance abuse. The goal of the project was to develop and implement a custom designed, web-based voucher management software system to manage over $30 million dollar budget for client treatment and recovery support services. Full custom software development and interoperability, consulting, project management and dedicated help desk support were provided.


Indian Health Service (IHS) – National Data Warehouse FTP Export

The National Data Warehouse is a centralized data collection and reporting system administered by IHS for tribal and urban treatment agencies to send client registration and service data. The goal of the project was to improve data reporting and reduce duplicate effort from Native American treatment agencies to the Indian Health Service.


State Outcomes Measurement and Management System (SOMMS) Project

The SOMMS project was a federally funded project that was awarded to Orion for several different states and federal jurisdictions including: North Dakota, Nebraska, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the Federated States of Micronesia. The goal of project was to analyze and refine the state’s system for reporting National Outcome Measures (NOMs) data to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Workforce Development Survey and Implementation: CAADPAC

Orion worked with County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CAADPAC) to develop and implement an online workforce development survey. The goal of project is to assess current workforce development issues in all 58 counties and develop new knowledge that will help improve the preparation and recruitment of new treatment professionals, increase the retention of existing staff in treatment settings and identify agency and workforce development needs.


Centralized Data Collection and Reporting: Aberdeen Area Office of HIS

Goal of project was to enhance data reporting by Native American treatment providers in the Aberdeen Area. Implemented data export capabilities within the existing EHR used across 24+ different tribal treatment centers for a common core data set and created data analysis tools to provide high-level summary reports. Also assisted with data analysis on outcomes of reports.


CSAT Turtle Island Initiative for American Indian/Alaska Native

Orion was awarded a five-year demonstration project through the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) with the primary goal of empowering American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) behavioral health treatment centers toward improving Medicaid billing while incorporating best practices treatment protocols. This model is designed to be replicated so other programs can incorporate performance-oriented treatment that encompasses clinical best practices while fitting the needs of the treatment center’s culture and community.


Local Evaluator: Systems of Care for American Indian/Alaska Native

Orion served as the local evaluator for multiple tribal programs through a federal Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to implement effective models for methamphetamine and suicide reduction.


Billing Export: Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA)

Orion worked with a provider to develop an export from its AccuCare EHR that would allow users to enter client registration and service information into the system and export a file to directly bill to DASA. The goal of the project was to reduce duplicate data entry efforts from the providers and bypass the use of the state’s data collection system “DARTS”


Custom Development: Youth Outcome Measurement System (YOMS)

Indian Health Service and Tribal Youth Regional Treatment Centers contracted with Orion to develop a custom application to capture and analyze information on youth demographics, cultural identity, treatment efficacy and other outcome factors. The data can be utilized for comparative analysis, outcome reporting, program planning, community awareness, prevention strategies and service utilization, among others.

The company is in a unique position to continue offering the combination of advanced technology with the knowledge and expertise of working in the field. This position has been the foundation for Orion to continuously seek relationships with associations, government agencies universities, institutions, providers and other organizations who are truly interested in bringing effective, modern and realistic solutions to the substance abuse/behavioral health industry.

If you are looking for an experienced technology company to help you complete a project for your organization or a grant/funding source, call 800.324.7966 or contact us today!