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Oracle Fusion solutions for heathcare

Electronic health & patient records

Category: Records Management

Date: , 12:00

Company: Oracle

The efficient management of patient information has become a key metric to improving the quality of patient care, but the prognosis for improvement has been less than promising in many organizations: healthcare administrators struggle to meet the growing expectation of patients to have immediate access to their records at the point of care; doctors increasingly require a single source of truth for better decision-making – a comprehensive patient file that includes hand-written notes, scanned images, transcriptions and x-ray images, plus documents generated by a wide range of medical applications; And this burgeoning trail of records relies on manual processes that are prone to human error, which in turn can cause misdiagnosis or mistreatment, and eventually may even result in malpractice action.

The issue of patient record proliferation has had negative organizational impact as well. As the industry expands, so does the number of patient records and the costs associated with administration. The need to implement more efficient processes that will keep costs down becomes more imperative with every year – while at the same time, administrators are caught in the middle as they try to meet regulatory requirements that mandate increased information storage, maintenance, and accessibility for longer periods of time.

ORACLE FUSION SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE  ORACLE FUSION SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCAREELECTRONIC HEALTH & PATIENT RECORDS      ELECTRONIC HEALTH & PATIENT RECORDS   KEY BENEFITS " Improve care by consolidating patient information into a single, electronic record for immediate access and reference organization-wide. " Streamline processes with automated patient records management that enables faster decision-making, better monitoring, and prevents costly human errors. " Lower costs and overhead of materials to create, copy, manage, store and archive paper-based records. " Increase compliance-readiness by implementing records management policies that meet regulatory requirements for storage, retrieval and privacy of patient data. " Future-ready: Use Oracle s standards-based Service Oriented Architecture to integrate and extend your Electronic Health and Patient Records system as your needs evolve over time.            A patient s trust in their healthcare provider can be put in jeopardy from the moment they register for services. Manual processes, human error, a rapidly growing industry and disjointed IT systems combine to compromise healthcare operators ability to provide patient records with the immediacy and accuracy necessary to maintain confidence, while ensuring that they meet regulatory requirements and keep costs in check. Oracle Fusion provides the right platform to deliver Electronic Health and Patient Records a single patient view that can be leveraged across multiple departments to increase productivity, streamline processes and maintain compliance, built on a Services Oriented Architecture that lowers costs and increases flexibility to grow and change with your needs. A troubling diagnosis for patient records management The efficient management of patient information has become a key metric to improving the quality of patient care, but the prognosis for improvement has been less than promising in many organizations: healthcare administrators struggle to meet the growing expectation of patients to have immediate access to their records at the point of care; doctors increasingly require a single source of truth for better decision-making a comprehensive patient file that includes hand-written notes, scanned images, transcriptions and x-ray images, plus documents generated by a wide range of medical applications; And this burgeoning trail of records relies on manual processes that are prone to human error, which in turn can cause misdiagnosis or mistreatment, and eventually may even result in malpractice action. The issue of patient record proliferation has had negative organizational impact as well. As the industry expands, so does the number of patient records and the costs associated with administration. The need to implement more efficient processes that will keep costs down becomes more imperative with every year while at the same time, administrators are caught in the middle as they try to meet regulatory requirements that mandate increased information storage, maintenance, and accessibility for longer periods of time. Behind all this are the systems that medical organizations rely on to document patient care, which often act as an obstacle to achieving objectives.  These systems typically comprise a bewildering array of disparate, proprietary technologies for each line of business within the hospital. While they have served well in the past, they are inadequate to meet the new reality where organizations need to integrate systems across departments, and have the ability to extend them as needed in order to meet their changing objectives.    Untitled DocumentORACLE FUSION SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE                                        Oracle Fusion provides a holistic cure for patient data Oracle Fusion offers a holistic solution for Electronic Health and Patient Records, linking together information repositories, applications, and workflow on a single platform to accomplish the goal of providing and maintaining a comprehensive, unified view of the patient. The solution starts with a single point of access to patient records pulled from Oracle Content Database central repository, strengthening security to enable tighter control of information and eliminating the need to log-in and access multiple systems to retrieve vital data. With a single source of truth, delays from searching and pulling charts from physical storage locations are minimized, speeding up physicians ability to diagnose, prescribe and monitor, while also meeting patients demands for access to information at the point of care. And with support for all document formats lab results, images, referral letters, video with sound Oracle Content DB allows you to capture anything related to the patient chart. You can even host and view files from third party vendor applications and devices.   For Healthcare administrators, Oracle s solution enables them to take control of record proliferation and reduces the cost and overhead of materials to create, copy, manage, store and archive paper-based records. The integrated capabilities of Oracle Content DB, Oracle Records Database and BPEL Process Manager streamline operations with the automation and routing of documents based upon business rules: you can trigger notifications, create workflows, and implement exceptions based upon changing patient information or business process (for example, overdue check-ups or medication product recalls). And to meet regulatory requirements, Oracle Records DB enables the enforcement of records management lifecycle and retention policies. The end result is more efficient patient records administration with faster processing, increased accuracy and better data maintenance and compliance. Built on open standards, Oracle Fusion s Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) enables ELECTRONIC HEALTH & PATIENT RECORDS    Untitled DocumentORACLE FUSION SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE   ORACLE FUSION SOLUTION " Oracle Content Database " Oracle Records Database " Oracle Real-Time Collaboration " Oracle Application Server " Oracle Portal " Oracle Business Rules Engine " Oracle BPEL Process Manager   FOR MORE INFORMATION Oracle Fusion Architecture http://www.oracle.com/applications/fusion-architecture.html Oracle Content DB www.oracle.com/database/contentdb.html    the integration of medical intelligence systems on one platform, from Electronic Medical Records (EMR), to Patient Administration Systems (PAS), to Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems, and Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS). On the front end, the ability to bring departmental services together on one platform enables the much-needed data and business process integration that today s medical organizations require to achieve efficient patient record lifecycle management. On the back end, it means your organization will realize greater efficiencies in hardware and software costs and administration. And unlike legacy systems, Oracle Fusion s SOA grows with your needs for example, by extending access to remote medical personnel and expertise through the addition of Oracle Real-Time Collaboration services. Oracle Fusion is the right platform to deliver Electronic Health and Patient Records a highly-integrated, services-oriented, standards-based system that lowers costs and streamlines operations and most importantly, improves the quality of patient care.                   ELECTRONIC HEALTH & PATIENT RECORDS        Copyright 2006, Oracle. All rights reserved. This document is provided for information purposes only and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This document is not warranted to be error-free, nor subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this document and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document. This document may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.    

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