INPS develops, deploys, and supports Vision, a flexible suite of clinical software solutions , used extensively within primary healthcare settings and the wider healthcare environment throughout the UK. Vision is the established clinical system for general practice that also helps clinicians make more informed diagnosis and treatment decisions by sharing patient records securely between accredited clinicians. It also allows patients to book their general practitioner (GP) and nurse appointments and request repeat medication via the internet.
INPS chose Oracle Database Appliance to create a reliable, high-performance platform with built-in redundancy and capacity-on-demand scalability to handle growing demand for Vision 360 while delivering unrivalled user response times and reducing cost of ownership. The company also evaluated traditional architecture options, but Oracle Database Appliance exceeded performance requirements while limiting cost outlay and enabling INPS to align IT spending with business growth.
"Oracle Database Appliance provides an expanding midsize business like ours with an engineered system that supports growth and allows us to postpone buying new hardware until we need it," said Graeme Hodgens, senior infrastructure engineer, INPS.
INPS implemented Oracle Database Appliance and installed Vision 360 in three hours, a process that would have taken approximately five weeks if the company had opted for a traditional multivendor infrastructure. INPS achieved the same rapid set-up times for each subsequent Oracle Database Appliance implementation.
“Oracle Database Appliance costs more than a traditional infrastructure, but we made up the price difference in the installation period alone,” said Hodgens.