According to Oracle, the university is creating a data and analytical foundation with the goal of gaining new insight into care outcomes and cost management.
The foundation will work to compare treatments by linking payer claims data with laboratory results and other electronic health record data.
The university also wants to create a unique identifier for each patient and build a single enterprise data warehouse for aggregating patient data as part of the Louisville Informatics Institute initiative.
“To create a statewide informatics network that yields new insight into outcomes and enables new care pathways, University of Louisville requires a robust and secure IT infrastructure – including a pre-built, healthcare-specific data model, powerful, yet user-friendly analytical applications and a scalable and full-featured portal equipped to harness the potential of social media,” said Neil de Crescenzo, Oracle senior vice president and general manager for health sciences.
“Over the years, we have come to trust and rely on Oracle’s innovative solutions, including Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database and Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications,” said Dr. Priscilla Hancock, the university’s chief information officer and VP for information technology.
Oracle said it is working with the university to build the system in three phases, the first of which went live in October.
The university and company are also building a social media functionality for including including activity streams, wikis, blogs, discussion groups and recommendations.
Oracle said LOUI health knowledge workers, health coaches and patients will use those tools for collaborating.