Oracle introduced several enhancements to its Enterprise Healthcare Analytics, a business intelligence and performance management solution designed for the healthcare vertical.
Among the new features is Healthcare Analytics Data Integration, which Oracle says consolidates, integrates, validates and loads source data from clinical, financial, administrative and research systems into Oracle's healthcare data model. According to Oracle, this new feature can be used to map staffing requirements to patient scheduling and also to optimize utilization of resources such as operating rooms.
It also has new attributes that support comparative effectiveness research and formulary modeling, to help organizations improve medical care and outcomes.
"The newest release of Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective for healthcare organizations to integrate and analyze clinical, financial and research data, delivering the information and insight they need to drive efficiencies, support evidence-based medicine initiatives and improve outcomes," said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences
In a nod to the popularity of mobile devices among medical professionals, the product also now offers out-of-the-box functionality for iPad and iPhone, including the ability to initiate actions and workflows directly from mobile devices in conjunction with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
The full Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics suite includes Oracle Healthcare Data Warehouse Foundation, Oracle Healthcare Analytics Data Integration, Oracle Health Sciences Cohort Explorer, Oracle Healthcare Operating Room Analytics, and Oracle Healthcare Provider Supply Chain Analytics enabled by core Oracle technology, including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
In addition, the software can be integrated with multiple third-party analytics applications for cost analytics, safety monitoring, accountable care, registry reporting and meaningful use compliance.