Achieving Business Continuity for EMR Environments: UPMC's Case Study
By Irem Radzik on Sep 22, 2011
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by delivering improved patient care and operational efficiencies. To make sure the initiative lives up to its potential, the move to EMR requires working with a robust IT infrastructure. Particularly, when everything is moved to the digital world, a key requirement for uninterrupted patient care is maintaining high levels of availability for clinical systems that contain patient data.
UPMC is a national leader in adoption of EMRs and empowered its diverse health care network that includes 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites with clinical applications from Cerner. To enable business continuity for its Cerner appliations, UPMC has implemented a system that uses Oracle GoldenGate and Cerner’s 724Access® software to deliver clinicians continuous and secure access to the most up-to-date patient and order data.
In less than 2 weeks, at OpenWorld we will have the opportunity to hear directly from UPMC how they implemented Oracle GoldenGate for their Cerner applications and what results they have seen so far.
Case Study: Achieving Business Continuity with Oracle GoldenGate
Tuesday October 4th 10:15 am
Intercontinental Hotel- Telegraph Hill Room
For me personally, GoldenGate’s use for business continuity in a healthcare setting is one of the most exciting, and rewarding discussions. It shows how real-time data integration technology can help improve patient care and prevent service interruptions that can cost lives. It makes me proud to be part of a technology solution that, even though indirectly, helps improve quality of care we receive.
I am truly looking forward to hearing Bill Costantini from UPMC present their project for us at OpenWorld. Hope you can join me in this valuable session.