Oracle Database Appliance Helps Academic Medical Center Enhance Treatment and IT Operations
To achieve more robust, faster insights into the efficacy of treatments and quality of care, Boston Medical Center (BMC), an academic medical center that serves as the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, has improved the efficiency and performance of its database environment by standardizing on Oracle Database Appliance. With the cost- and resource-effective packaged database system, the medical facility is able to fully support, scale and optimize its clinical and operational data environment.
- Boston Medical Center (BMC) is successfully leveraging Oracle Database Appliance to streamline and manage its health data warehouse.
- The hospital determined it could lower total cost of ownership and improve performance of its legacy environment by transitioning to a more modern, engineered solution.
- With the help of LCN Technology, a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), the medical center selected the Oracle Database Appliance with Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
- BMC anticipates that the complete package of software and hardware can deliver significant cost reductions annually in storage, engineering resources and time managing multiple vendors.
- Built for out-of-the-box database performance, the Oracle Database Appliance has provided the medical center with more efficient CPU and RAM usage, improving runtime reporting performance by up to 50 percent or more.
- By moving to the new platform, BMC was also able to consolidate its data management team to a single Oracle Database Appliance administrator, allowing server and storage engineers to focus on other high priority projects.
- Additionally, the unique capacity-on-demand licensing model of the new platform can equip BMC with the flexibility to scale up and down depending on need.
- “The adoption of digital health technologies, including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and robust operational dashboards, has created a wealth of information for our institution to enhance treatment, coordinate care and improve operations. Yet as an academic center, our main focus is teaching health care professionals how to save and improve lives, and we didn’t want to spend limited resources maintaining and upgrading costly IT systems,” said Peter Misticawi, director of integration, Boston Medical Center. “Transitioning from our legacy environment to Oracle Database Appliance allows our team to prepare data more efficiently and with less administration, arming us with valuable insights to maintain and improve upon our world-class standard of care.”
- “Our fast-paced IT department can be nearly as hectic as the ER, and juggling multiple vendors and technologies only adds unnecessary hours of time and mental anguish for our team. As such, we value every opportunity to streamline systems and processes, as it helps us focus on what is critical to our business,” said Jim Runser, database administrator, Boston Medical Center. “The Oracle Database Appliance is easy-to-use and maintain, integrating the key functionality we need to run a smooth operation. This relieves a lot of the headaches we experienced in our old IT infrastructure.”
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