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TechDemocracy on Oracle HealthCare Integration

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Being able to exchange data among internal
applications as well as with external partners and government agencies has
always been a difficult task. Lacking a comprehensive integration strategy,
many organizations find themselves creating new or customized solutions for
each new business challenge. This splintered approach invariably leads to a
heterogeneous environment that is difficult to manage and costly to
operate—which is why a large percentage of IT budgets are spent on
interoperability-related projects. 

In the healthcare arena, one of the reasons
for these difficulties stems from increasingly stringent regulations. Federal
data initiatives arising from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Public Health
Information Network (PHIN), and the National Health Information Network (NHIN)
all dictate how data must be formatted, archived and exchanged throughout its
lifecycle. The Medicare Modernization Act and the Medicare Information
Technology Architecture (MMA and MITA), Regional Health Information
Organization (RHIO) initiatives, Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and continually
evolving FDA safety laws also influence the way organizations in this dynamic
industry must exchange data—adding additional confusion and complexity for
health care organizations.

Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration
is part of a comprehensive middleware environment designed to correlate data
points, link applications, and comply with the myriad challenges of this highly
regulated, data-intensive industry. Smoothing data interchange helps streamline
every phase of the healthcare lifecycle—from initiation, eligibility, and
enrollment to service delivery, program analysis, and reporting.

In this screencast, Anant Kadiyala, VP of Technology Services from TechDemocracy helps us understand the challenges underlying the healthcare industry and how Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration is positioned to help organizations succeed in this space. Oracle’s mature middleware tools help providers to interface clinical and administrative systems as they share information, both internally among departments as well as externally with other providers and insurance carriers. This level of automation makes it easier to respond to citizens, to meet federal requirements, and to adhere to popular industry standards.

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