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Oracle to revolutionise healthcare with cloud-based Health EHR updates
Tue, 19th Sep 2023

Oracle, a global leader in integrated technology ecosystems, is set to revolutionise the healthcare industry with the unveiling of multiple enhancements to its Oracle Health EHR platform, offering cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) capabilities, generative AI services, and public Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The enhancements aim to connect healthcare ecosystems, optimise clinical expertise, and reduce costs.

Central to their healthcare solutions is the next-generation EHR platform, tailor-made for the cloud. Designed to streamline patient and provider experiences, the intuitive platform's consumer-grade applications aim to empower patients and alleviate provider workloads. These capabilities include advanced document recognition, computer vision, and voice services offered via a secure patient portal, sparing patients from time-consuming manual entries to provide their health data.

Oracle Health's executive vice president and general manager, Travis Dalton, outlined the mission behind these updates. "Our goal is to deliver one of the industry's best, most functionally rich EHR systems to reduce wasted time, eliminate redundant processes, and add value every step of the way for practitioners and the patients they serve," he said. "These enhancements are another step forward in our mission to improve the patient experience by connecting the healthcare ecosystem in a way that enables providers to deliver more efficient and effective care."

The next-generation Oracle Health EHR Platform is supported by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), offering superb performance, data security, and access to cutting-edge AI technology. Clients will be able to implement platform capabilities without massive restructuring and on their own timeline. The initial availability of select capabilities is projected within the next 12 months.

To foster greater interoperability in the EHR system, Oracle Health will make clinical and financial tools, such as vitals, appointments, and orders, available via public APIs. This will allow deeper integration with Oracle’s clinical solutions and enable the creation of customised experiences and workflows by third-party vendors, partners, and customers. This API ecosystem will be accessible to developers via the Oracle Health console with the first set available for testing later this year.

Apart from these, Oracle has also announced new generative AI services for healthcare organisations. The Oracle Clinical Digital Assistant utilises generative AI with voice commands to cut down on manual work, allowing providers to concentrate more on patient care. With the addition of AI-powered workforce management capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM and enhanced finance and supply chain capabilities, Oracle aims to help healthcare organisations streamline their workforce and supply chain needs.

In a bid to transform the future of healthcare, Oracle's innovations promise to foster greater connectivity among healthcare ecosystems, improving patient and provider experiences and unveiling new possibilities for effective care delivery.