Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Streamlines Infection Trend Monitoring and Reporting to Better Serve 200,000 HIV-Positive Citizens in Treatment
 
 

Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Streamlines Infection Trend Monitoring and Reporting to Better Serve 200,000 HIV-Positive Citizens in Treatment

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.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from the Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis

  • “Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition 11g has enabled us to better monitor trends in the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases and, as important, the medication records for the 200,000 citizens in treatment. With the solution, we have also increased transparency into the department’s annual budget of US$465 million.” – Marcelo Teixeira Leite, BI Analyst, Department of STDs, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis

  • Improve service to Brazil’s population by better treating and preventing the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases—as approximately 600,000 people are infected with the AIDS virus in the country
  • Automate the reporting system for medication use, prevention campaign coverage and success, and infection trends to better monitor and analyze the effectiveness of various treatments and initiatives to combat the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Gain greater control of financial resources to render accounting to the National Treasury and World Bank—which provide the department’ US$465 million annual budget—and to streamline resource utilization and improve population care

Solutions

  • Worked with Oracle Partner B2BR to implement Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition 11g, to improve monitoring medication-use and better analyze trends for the spread of infectious sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Provided greater transparency into the use of the US$465 million annual budget, enabling faster and more accurate data reporting to the Brazilian government and the World Bank on how money is spent
  • Improved medication distribution via automated monitoring and reporting and advanced analytics—to the 200,000 citizens in AIDs treatment and facilitated more advanced supply planning—such as for events, like distributing condoms during Carnival
  • Decreased time, from several hours to a few minutes, to generate reports on medication use, the impact of prevention campaigns, and the spread of infections, supporting more agile and effective analyses
  • Optimized IT resources by eliminating manual reports, which had involved searching for data in dozens of siloed tables and spreadsheets
  • Improved data reliability and accuracy, as all departmental reporting is automated through an integrated, centralized solution, avoiding manual work errors
  • Ensured approximately 40 users autonomy for managing logistics, events, and roles, as the new solution enables on-demand business information through an accessible and managed system

Why Oracle

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.

Partner

  • Oracle Partner
    B2BR

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.