Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz was founded in 1897 by the entrepreneur and Honorary Consul of Germany, Anton Zerrener. The 96,000 square-meter hospital has 371 beds, including 44 intensive-care-unit beds, and a surgical center with 22 rooms equipped with the latest technology for performing minimally invasive surgeries to highly complex transplants.
More than 5,000 doctors comprise the medical staff of Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz; including well-known specialists as well as professors at leading universities and medical schools in the state of São Paulo.
“We needed to update our data center, and Oracle Exadata Database Machine proved to be an excellent option because it offers redundancy, high performance, and synergy with the technology we already use. We have reduced IT infrastructure complexity and centralized support and management with a single supplier," said Denis da Costa Rodrigues, IT manager, Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz.
The hospital implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine in several stages, including a planning phase in which it benefitted from the expertise of a specialist from the Oracle Exadata Start-Up Advisory Service.
"It was a very positive experience, since we had access to the best market practices and could contemplate future scenarios. We reduced risk further with the support of Oracle partner, Teiko, and our knowledge of the business," Rodrigues said.
"The professionals from Teiko demonstrated extensive knowledge of Oracle technology and a strong understanding of the unique challenges that healthcare environments present. These factors, combined with the power of Oracle Exadata, enabled us to achieve significant business benefits, including better patient care,” Rodrigues said.