Oracle HealthCare Integration by Mala Ramakrishnan
By Juergenkress-Oracle on Aug 06, 2014
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.
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. Watch the video here.
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