Created in 1986, the Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis is connected to the Health Surveillance Secretariat of Brazil’s Health Ministry and has set global benchmarks for the treatment of AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). The agency has two main objectives: to reduce the transmission of HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis; and to improve the quality of life for people who have these diseases.
With a population of 190 million, Brazil has an estimated 600,000 citizens infected with HIV/AIDS, and approximately 200,000 are in treatment. The agency needed a tool to monitor the spread of STDs and infection trends, and required advanced reporting and analytics to ensure prevention campaigns, medication disbursement and use, and other important components were managed effectively, efficiently, and appropriately as population and infection trends change. The Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition 11g to facilitate advanced reporting capabilities. It replaced manual tables and spreadsheets with a robust automated system that enables some 40 users to obtain necessary data in minutes—or sometimes seconds. In addition, it provides functionality to continuously improve accounting for the agency’s US$465 million budget to the National Treasury and World Bank.
“Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition 11g stands out from other solutions in the market as a result of its out-of-the-box, seamless database integration, streamlined reporting functionality, and ease of use for those who may not necessarily have an IT background. The robustness of the solution and its ability to deliver a rapid return on our investment undoubtedly factored into the decision to choose Oracle,” said Marcelo Teixeira Leite, BI analyst, Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis.
The Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis worked with Oracle Partner B2BR to implement Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition 11g. The Department was so satisfied with the partner’s work that it hired its business intelligence specialist.