Hospital Son Dureta has chosen to implement a normalized clinical database combined with web-based clinical applications with technology from Oracle Healthcare and Orion Health and IT services from Fujitsu because we believe that this offers the most solid IT platform to assist our clinicians in their work
Palma de Mallorca, Spain (PRWEB) January 16, 2007
Orion Health, a global provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, together with Oracle, and Fujitsu Services, IT services provider in Healthcare today announced that Hospital Universitario Son Dureta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has gone live with an electronic health record and clinical applications portal that will provide clinicians with faster and more convenient access to patient data across the 900 bed facility. The system is based on the Oracle® Healthcare Transaction Base.
The Orion Health-Oracle and Fujitsu implementation at Son Dureta comprises three major, inter-related automation projects: a clinical web portal, a central repository for clinical data, and an electronic whiteboard for the accident and emergency department.
The team involved in the project included staff from the three companies: Fujitsu Services provided the design for system architecture, IT infrastructure, project management, monitoring and deployment of the solution.
Clinical Web Portal
Son Dureta chose Orion Health's Concerto as the clinical web portal through which clinicians can search and view information pertinent to their daily tasks, such as hospital intranet; existing web applications; and patient demographics.
The Concerto clinical web portal also provides access to Orion's web-based orders module, so that clinicians can also order tests electronically.
Electronic Whiteboard for Emergency Department
As part of the project, Orion Health has implemented an electronic whiteboard solution in Son Dureta's Emergency Department. The whiteboard system displays up-to-date information about the patients currently in the Emergency Department, including triage category, submitted orders, available lab results and summary demographics. These data are extracted from other information systems within the hospital and are updated every 15 seconds, providing an accurate "snapshot view" of current patient activity in the Emergency Department.
Centralised Repository for Clinical Data
The solution at Son Dureta uses Oracle Healthcare Transaction Base (HTB) as a centralised, standards-based repository for clinical data. Relevant data from the hospital's various existing systems is fed into Oracle HTB via Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine, where it is normalised to allow for automated clinical decision support and important clinical comparisons. Clinical information stored and maintained in Oracle HTB at Son Dureta include clinical orders, lab test results and patient demographics.
Data stored in Oracle HTB is available for immediate recall and viewing by authorised clinicians via Orion Health's Concerto Medical Applications Portal. Concerto presents the HTB data in an on-screen format that is easy to read and act upon.
"Hospital Son Dureta has chosen to implement a normalized clinical database combined with web-based clinical applications with technology from Oracle Healthcare and Orion Health and IT services from Fujitsu because we believe that this offers the most solid IT platform to assist our clinicians in their work," said Joan Marquès Faner, Chief Information Officer at Son Dureta Hospital.
Son Dureta is the first site in Europe to implement the joint Orion Health-Oracle solution for an electronic health record and clinical applications portal.
"Healthcare organizations today face intense pressure to improve patient care and ensure regulatory compliance -- while reducing operational costs," said Charles Scatchard, Vice President, Oracle Healthcare EMEA. "Oracle provides an integrated healthcare data infrastructure that empowers clinicians to make more informed decisions to improve overall healthcare delivery and patient safety."
About Hospital Universitario Son Dureta, Palma de Mallorca
Located in the centre of Palma de Mallorca, Hospital Universitario Son Dureta is the largest health facility in Spain's Balearic Islands. It operates 900 beds and employs 4,000 people across five facilities: a general hospital, a paediatrics department and three separate outpatient departments. The hospital also hosts the islands' reference laboratory, and is used for specialist tests that cannot be performed elsewhere. Approximately half of all clinical activity in the Balearics is conducted at Son Dureta.
About Orion Health
Orion Health's easy-to-use applications and tools integrate and enhance existing healthcare information systems and deliver secure, universal access to information. The innovative company delivers an end-to-end information technology (IT) integration platform that brings together clinical content to improve clinician effectiveness and the quality of patient care.
Orion's partners include leading health and IT vendors such as Oracle, Philips Medical Systems, LogicaCMG, Hewlett Packard, McKesson, and Sierra Systems. Orion also has more than 1,000 clients worldwide including Johns Hopkins Hospital, New York State Department of Health, Central Washington Hospital, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and many more. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.
About Oracle Corporation
Oracle (NASDAQ GS: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com. Oracle Corporation is the world's largest provider of software for information management with annual revenues in excess of $10bn. In the Healthcare sector Oracle helps enterprises to deliver more efficient services and improve patient safety through technology and applications that integrate clinical and administrative data from all sources providing a complete view of the patient (Electronic Health Record) and the healthcare organisation.
About Fujitsu Services
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £2.29 billion (€3.33 billion); employs almost 18,000 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment.
Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$40.6 billion (€33.4 billion) leader in the provision of IT systems and services for the global marketplace.
Fujitsu Services website: es.fujitsu.com
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