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03 Oct 2011 02:00
Oracle Solutions to Underpin Australia’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) System

Oracle will Provide Technology Platform for Accenture-Led Implementation

SYDNEY, Australia – October 3, 2011

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that it will provide the IT foundation for Australia Department of Health and Ageing’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) nationwide system. Oracle will provide its technology as part of an Accenture-led team.
  • Under the terms of its agreement with the Department of Health and Ageing, Oracle will provide:

o Oracle Health Sciences Information Manager to federate health records across the various healthcare repositories around Australia and create an audit trail of access,

o Oracle Healthcare Transaction Base to facilitate the creation of a consolidated patient healthcare summary,

o Oracle Identity Management 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, to form the security foundation for access and personal control of the individual healthcare records,

o Additional components of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, including Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g to provide application integration, flexible workflows and unmatched system performance,

o Oracle Business Intelligence 11g to facilitate the creation of operational reporting,

o Oracle Database 11g and related options to provide secure and scalable data management for the PCEHR,

o Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g to provide system administration for the Infrastructure.

  • Oracle will also deliver specialized technical consulting services to support Accenture in the implementation of the PCEHR System.
  • The PCEHR system will allow healthcare professionals to view their patients’ electronic health records, which over time will include information such as health summaries and discharge summaries. Health professionals will also be able to update these records with the critical and relevant medical information to deliver safe, efficient and evidence-based care. Moreover, the system will also enable patients to register and view their e-health records.
  • The Australia Department of Health and Ageing awarded the contract to implement the PCEHR to Accenture in August 2011.

Supporting Quotes

· “Personal, secure electronic health records are a critical part of the Gillard Government’s national health reform. The records will drive improvements over time to the way people engage with our health and hospitals system – making it better coordinated and more efficient and effective,” said The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, Australia’s Minister for Health and Ageing.

· “Interoperable Health Records represent a cornerstone of any modern Healthcare System. The PCEHR will empower Australian patients and their doctors to shape an integrated and safer healthcare ecosystem,” said Dr. Mehdi Khaled, vice president, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan. “Moreover, the PCEHR will be built on the very solid NEHTA Standards foundation and enabled by Oracle’s world-class technology, as well as our consortium’s best-in-class team.”

· “This is the second National Electronic Health Records win in the Asia-Pacific region in the last 12 months and underscores Oracle’s clear technical superiority, as well as the maturity of the technology,” said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “The Australian Department of Health and Ageing has done a tremendous job in leveraging best practices to ensure the success of the PCEHR project.”

Supporting Resources

· Oracle in Healthcare

· Follow Oracle Healthcare on Twitter

· Join the Oracle Healthcare Community on Facebook

· Oracle Healthcare on YouTube

· HIMSS Asia Pacific Conference & Leadership Summit

· Video explaining the PCEHR system

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For more information contact:

Imogen Rimington
Oracle Australia And New Zealand