Oracle announced availability of Oracle Health Sciences Network, a portfolio of integrated, cloud-based applications that enable healthcare providers and research institutions to collaborate more efficiently with life sciences organizations using de-identified healthcare information.
The solution is the result of Oracle’s close collaboration with Aurora Health Care and UPMC, which are the founding participants in Oracle Health Sciences Network.
The first two applications of Oracle Health Sciences Network, Oracle Health Sciences Protocol Validator and Oracle Health Sciences Patient Recruiter, together enable clinical investigators to rapidly identify patient cohorts, determine protocol feasibility and recruit consented patients for clinical studies based on clinical and genomic characteristics.
Oracle Health Sciences Network enables healthcare systems to actively participate in clinical research and development with life sciences companies to help provide their patients with the most advanced treatments, accelerate translational research, and bring better, safer, more targeted therapies to market more rapidly.
In developing this solution, Oracle worked closely with leading healthcare providers and life sciences companies to create a network that furthers scientific inquiry while safeguarding patient privacy.
Oracle Health Sciences Network is built on a secure, HIPAA-certified cloud to help ensure patient privacy and information security.
As the first healthcare system to work with Oracle on this initiative, Aurora Health Care played a particularly significant role in the creation of Oracle Health Sciences Network. In addition to contributing considerable expertise and resources, the organization provided consented, de-identified electronic medical records throughout the development cycle.
In addition, Oracle is also working with the Partnership to Advance Clinical Electronic Research (PACeR), a New York-based consortium of healthcare providers, academic research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and technology providers, to leverage Oracle Health Sciences Network to accelerate the realization of PACeR’s vision through technology-enabled collaboration.
PACeR will work closely with participating medical centers to assess current data capabilities and leverage technological opportunities, such as Oracle Health Sciences Network, to identify new approaches for cohort identification, protocol modeling and the collection and use of clinical information to accelerate evidence-based medical research. Oracle is an original member of PACeR.
Date: June 25, 2012
Filed Under: Drug Discovery