Oracle fleshes out PCEHR software deal

Oracle has today detailed what systems it will use to support Accenture in developing the backbone for the government's planned personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) system.

Oracle has today detailed what systems it will use to support Accenture in developing the backbone for the government's planned personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) system.

In August, the Federal Government announced that a consortium led by Accenture would be in charge of developing and implementing the physical systems, product and interfaces necessary for the government's PCEHR, to be completed by mid 2012. Oracle will be paid $11 million for its part in the consortium.

Oracle today said that it would provide:

  • Oracle Health Sciences Information Manager — to federate health records across different repositories around Australia and keep tabs on who had accessed records, and where
  • Oracle Healthcare Transaction Base — for the creation of a consolidated patient healthcare summary
  • Oracle Identity Management 11g (part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) — to enable security, for access and personal control of the records
  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g (also parts of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) — for application integration and workflows
  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g — for operational reporting
  • Oracle Database 11g and other related products — for data management
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g — for infrastructure system administration.

"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," Dr Mehdi Khaled, vice president, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan, said in a statement.

"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," added Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences.

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